Month: October 2014

  • Taking small steps

    Bird Droppings October 14, 2014 Taking small steps “Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow How many times are we told “take your time”? So often in life we are anxious to get the job finished or to get to the top today. We […]

  • It takes more than one strand to make a rope, in life and in education.

    Bird Droppings October 13, 2014 It takes more than one strand to make a rope, in life and in education. “You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it.” Faith Baldwin Each day as I talk to my […]

  • Words not spoken are some of the most profound wisdom

    Bird Droppings October 10, 2014 Words not spoken are some of the most profound wisdom I am sitting at least thinking about writing my reinstatement papers for grad school and words is what is on my mind right now. I just commented on a Facebook post about learning languages and how I know enough in […]

  • Why are we losing creativity in schools?

    Bird Droppings October 9, 2014 Why are we losing creativity in schools? This was another quiet morning as I wandered out although a bit too chilly for crickets and frogs yesterday later in the day however several tree frogs visited around the house. The air was still, not a breeze as I sat in my […]

  • All of life is connected and intertwined

    Bird Droppings October 7, 2014 All of life is connected and intertwined As I thought about the Sydney J. Harris passage below I recall a walk Saturday morning out to a quiet spot where I meditate and something hit me. As I faced east towards the rising sun the gossamer threads of life interconnected with […]

  • There may be side roads in life

    Bird Droppings October 6, 2014 There may be side roads in life I wandered about a bit this morning, running errands trying to get caught up on a few things. As I went from one errand to the next it seemed as if ideas were coming a bit quick could be I am operating on […]

  • The confines or infinity of a circle

    Bird Droppings October 5, 2014 The confines or infinity of a circle As I am sitting here this morning wondering does a circle have a beginning and or an end? As learning begins often with a question so today a start and a beginning to my writing and thinking with a question. Many of the […]

  • Why we are not succeeding?

    Bird Droppings October 3, 2014 Why we are not succeeding? Very early this morning I walked out into the chill although not quite as cold as yesterday a few crickets and tree frogs greeted me as I walked to my car. The sky was clear as a bell stars blazing away over my head. Orion […]

  • Teaching should be about surmounting learning difficulties

    Bird Droppings October 2, 2014 Teaching should be about surmounting learning difficulties “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss “There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.” Phyllis Bottome […]

  • Can we find learning in the Kalahari Desert?

    Bird Droppings October 1, 2014 Can we find learning in the Kalahari Desert? I was walking about the yard and along the side of our nearby dirt road taking pictures of wildflowers and grasshoppers among other things that I find as ponder. I spent several minutes trying to photograph a seed from a broom sage […]