Month: December 2016

  • Example is such a simple lesson plan

    Bird Droppings December 8, 2016 Example is such a simple lesson plan   “We taught our children by both example and instruction, but with an emphasis on example, because all learning is a dead language to one who gets it second hand.” Kent Nerburn, The Wisdom of the Native Americans   I have over the […]

  • Waiting for a miracle

    Bird Droppings December 7, 2016 Waiting for a miracle   Miracle is used often by people of faith. It is an explanation for things that happen with no apparent cause and or rationale. It seems we all sit waiting for miracles perhaps waiting for that solution to pop up, to show its self and poof […]

  • What do we really know?

    Bird Droppings December 6, 2016 What do we really know?   “Teachers are one of the most important resources a nation has for providing the skills, values and knowledge that prepare young people for productive citizenship – but more than this, to give sanctuary to their dreams and aspirations for a future of hope, dignity […]

  • It is about telling our grand children

    Bird Droppings December 5, 2016 It is about telling our grand children Yesterday my wife and I took our local grandbabies for a movie and lunch. We went to a movie about oral traditions Disney’s new kid’s movie Moana. Being a fan of oral tradition I took notice to how each symbol and decoration on […]

  • Can you give it one more try?

    Bird Droppings December 2, 2016 Can you give it one more try?   “You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all.” Satchel Paige often attributed to J. Askenberg   Teachers at my school judge seasons by testing season not weather. I am sitting here […]

  • What is the Holy Grail in education?

    Bird Droppings December 1, 2016 What is the Holy Grail in education?   Teachers in Georgia High Schools on block schedule are scrambling this time of year getting ready for the semester End of Course milestones. Basically teachers have been told by administrators to prepare for the tests. Teachers are encouraged to be proactive and […]