Month: June 2012

  • Researching education a bit

    Bird Droppings June 29, 2012 Researching Education a bit   With the bulk of education in the early 1900’s following closely the Industrial Revolution and mass production, a few great thinkers took the concept of the individual child in psychology and education in new directions as to its relationship to children. How children were viewed […]

  • Should I even be pondering the idea of faith?

    Bird Droppings June 28, 2012 Should I even be pondering the idea of faith?   “Modern technology advanced in such tiny increments for so long that we never realized how much our world was being altered, or the ultimate direction of the process. But now the speed of change is accelerating logarithmically. It is apparent […]

  • Should we try and fill a liter bottle?

    Bird Droppings June 27, 2012 Should we be trying to fill a liter bottle?               The current educational trends are analogous to trying to pour five gallons of material into a liter bottle using a funnel. As you try obliviously a large portion of material spills out and is discarded or lost. I use […]

  • What am I doing looking for clues?

    Bird Droppings June 26, 2012 What am I doing looking for clues?   We all enjoy mysteries and trying to solve the secret before the end of the movie or novel. We all seem to go through life looking for the one big clue and answer to all of the mysteries that surround us. I […]

  • Is it about what we know?

    Bird Droppings June 25, 2012 Is it about what we know?   “The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.” Booker T. Washington   I have spent the better part of two weeks up on Black Rock Mountain […]

  • History is what happens today tomorrow

    Bird Droppings June 24, 2012 History is what happened today tomorrow   “Forget mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.”  Will Durant     At times I find a piece a bit of wisdom and or knowledge that has significance to me […]

  • Why we do what we do?

    Bird Droppings June 23, 2012 Why we do what we do?   “Our task is to make our children into disciples of the good life, by our own actions toward them and toward other people. This is the only effective discipline in the long run. But it is more arduous, and takes longer, than simply […]

  • A new journey begun

    Bird Droppings June 22, 2012 A new journey is begun   “School divides life into two segments, which are increasingly of comparable length. As much as anything else, schooling implies custodial care for persons who are declared undesirable elsewhere by the simple fact that a school has been built to serve them.” Ivan Illich, 1971 […]

  • Sometimes we need to clean our ears!

    Bird Droppings June 21, 2012 Sometimes we need to clean our ears   Kind of sort of gross to ponder ear wax and all, but I was thinking more symbolically. So often in life we hear within our own perception and really do not hear what is really being said we formulate and postulate the […]

  • Am I really thinking, sitting, pondering and recovering?

    Bird Droppings June 20, 2012 Am I really thinking, sitting, pondering and recovering?               I drove to south east Georgia on about three years ago to take my oral exam for my doctorate which was basically a follow-up face to face with my committee of professors and in turn responding to my three written […]