Month: July 2014

  • Doing is the best teacher

    Bird Droppings July 31, 2014 Doing is the best teacher It has been an interesting week. I did my usual going into school and working in my room. I spent a good bit of the mornings taking advantage of weather and light and getting some rather interesting photographs. Later yesterday afternoon after almost fifteen hours […]

  • Maybe we are in the wrong

    Bird Droppings July 30, 2014 Maybe we are in the wrong “I am tired of talk that comes to nothing. It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and all the broken promises. There has been too much talking by men who have no right to talk. Too many misinterpretations have […]

  • Doing what you love is not really work

    Bird Droppings July 29, 2014 Doing what you love is not really work “To love what you do and feel that it matters, how could anything be more fun?” Katharine Graham It seems I learn something every day as I wander about the internet and books I find along the way. My life’s journey the […]

  • Finding Soul in looking at Curriculum or Can I get a nickels worth of cheese please

    Bird Droppings July 28, 2014 Finding Soul in looking at Curriculum or Can I get a nickels worth of cheese please There is something about the first light on a summer’s morning. It could be about trying to discern how many different birds are singing and calling back and forth as they are waking up. […]

  • What do we miss?

    Bird Droppings July 27, 2014 What do we miss? All Along the Watchtower There must be some way out of here, Said the joker to the thief, There’s too much confusion, I can’t get no relief. Businessmen, they drink my wine, Plowmen dig my earth, None of them along the line Know what any of […]

  • Should we even consider ignorance a part of the journey?

    Bird Droppings July 25, 2014 Should we even consider ignorance a part of the journey? “If I want to justify my existence, and continue to be obsessed with the notion that I’ve got to do something for humanity — well, teaching ought to quell that obsession — and if I can ever get around to […]

  • I am listening to a chorus of frogs, crickets and an occasional owl

    Bird Droppings July 24, 2014 I am listening to a chorus of frogs, crickets and an occasional owl “You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.” Doug Floyd Most every night and early morning when I walk about especially early in the morning I am listening to the choral arrangement of tree frogs, […]

  • How do we know we are grown up?

    Bird Droppings July 23, 2014 How do we know we are grown up? “The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them; he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself; he becomes wise.” Alden Nowlan Earlier this week a former student posted on my […]

  • Can we use the word sacred truthfully?

    Bird Droppings July 22, 2014 Can we use the word sacred truthfully? “Teachers who do not take their own education seriously, who do not study, who make little effort to keep abreast of events have no moral authority to coordinate the activities of the classroom.” Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of freedom I have been a student […]

  • Are we not always getting ready?

    Bird Droppings July 21, 2014 Are we not always getting ready? “In the government schools, which are referred to as public schools, Indian policy has been instituted there, and it’s a policy where they do not encourage, in fact, discourage, critical thinking and the creation of ideas and public education.” Russell Means I walked early […]