Month: July 2016

  • Doing what you love is not really work

    Bird Droppings July 29, 2016 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 Starting back for teacher work days today and Graham’s statement for me has been true about teaching for all of my life. It seems […]

  • In a world of data can we still use intuition?

    Bird Droppings July 27, 2016 In a world of data can we still use intuition? I mentioned to a fellow teacher I can tell when a child has emotional issues most of the time after observing a few minutes and listening. Granted observations are part of most evaluations but I was referring to an intuitive […]

  • Just a morning observation

    Bird Droppings July 26, 2016 Just a morning observation “I do not write from mythology when I reflect upon Native American spirituality in this book. In my own opinion, mythology leads to superstition; and superstition has proved fatally destruction to many millions down through time. It is ironic, then that Dominant Society accuses Native practices […]

  • Should we look within to who we really are?

    Bird Droppings July 25, 2016 Should we look within to who we really are? Amazing what a day or two out of routine will do. I actually did not get on my computer and do anything of a writing sort the past several days knowing with the rest of the coming week my last few […]

  • Why would some rather send a photo than write?

    Bird Droppings July 23, 2016 Why would some rather send a photo than write? “Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” Aldus Huxley In 1965 I was introduced to this author in a tenth grade English Class. The book we were reading was […]

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

    Bird Droppings July 20, 2016 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 […]

  • Placing each puzzle piece one at a time is a secret formula or just good teaching

    Bird Droppings July 18, 2016 Placing each puzzle piece one at a time is a secret formula or just good teaching “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 […]

  • Why are we missing Creativity?

    Bird Droppings July 17, 2016 Why are we missing Creativity? This was another quiet morning as I wandered out and about already birds hiding from view are calling. As for the crickets and frogs as always a beautiful chorus for the morning awakening. Yesterday later in the day several tree frogs visited our back porch […]

  • The ability to surmount those learning difficulties

    Bird Droppings July 16, 2016 The ability to surmount those 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 […]

  • I am just sitting, pondering and thinking even wiping away a tear or two

    Bird Droppings July 11, 2016 I am just sitting, pondering and thinking even wiping away a tear or two I was outside very early today as a great horned owl was irritating our dog, keeping him up. It seems it was more than one as around me several were calling back and forth in an […]