Month: April 2015

  • Are we experiencing genocide of learning?

    Bird Droppings April 30, 2015 Are we experiencing genocide of learning? In the midst of my daily journals entries lately it gets hectic I am trying to get readmitted to one of two doctorate programs I have started, running back and forth to North Georgia to visit with friends, research, reading and discussing John Dewey, […]

  • Should we sharpen the machete or bring a shovel?

    Bird Droppings April 29, 2015 Should we sharpen the machete or bring a shovel? I have been reflecting over the concept of critical pedagogy and in that reflection I recall an incident nearly forty years ago that calls to mind my own interpretation and understanding of what we as teachers are all about. I purchased […]

  • My pedagogy is evolving as I learn, see and listen more

    Bird Droppings April 28, 2015 My pedagogy is evolving as I learn, see and listen more “We would do away with examinations. They measure the inconsequential type of learning. We would do away with grades and credits for the same reason. We would do away with degrees as a measure of competence partly for the […]

  • Today should always be a first day

    Bird Droppings April 27, 2015 Today should always be a first day “I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself.” Lone Man (Isna-la-wica)Teton Sioux So often in life we think we are the one. We can do it all on our own with […]

  • How difficult is it finding ourselves within the fog of education?

    Bird Droppings April 26, 2015 How difficult is it finding ourselves within the fog of education? “The more sand that has escaped the hourglass of life, the clearer we should see through it.” Jean Paul Sartre As I was looking for thoughts and ideas to start, I actually was going a different direction when by […]

  • Driving up a mountain takes effort

    Bird Droppings April 24, 2015 Driving up a mountain takes effort I am looking forward to the trip to Black Rock Mountain in North Georgia, the site of the Foxfire Museum property and the site of the Piedmont College’s teacher’s class in The Foxfire Approach to teaching. My oldest son took the course as a […]

  • Reading a friend’s book a sixth time

    Bird Droppings April 23, 2015 Reading a friend’s book a sixth time I was so tired when I laid down last night after driving around doing errands, working in the yard, working in my gardens, and attempting to get into my reading and writing. My youngest son in now a nurse at St. Mary’s hospital […]

  • Wondering about the song lyrics of an old friend

    Bird Droppings April 22, 2015 Wondering about the song lyrics of an old friend I first started listening to Neil Young’s music in 1967 or so possibly even earlier if you count Buffalo Springfield, a short lived band and of course 1968 with Crosby Stills and Nash at Woodstock and Deja vu, their first album […]

  • Can we figure a way to filter it all?

    Bird Droppings April 21, 2015 Can we figure a way to filter it all? “Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.” T.S. Elliot Sifting through the tons of information that bombard us daily is a task, be it emails, text messages, cell phone calls, […]

  • A man before his time

    Bird Droppings April 20, 2015 A man before his time “A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.” Arthur Schopenhauer Many great thinkers have found their motivation and beginnings in Schopenhauer. Arthur Schopenhauer was one of the first westerners to read and understand Eastern thought. He was well read and […]