Month: August 2017

  • Now my past studies are making sense

    Bird Droppings August 10, 2017 Now my past studies are making sense   My head feels like a sponge. We have hot weather the cool and high humidity then torrential rain and my head always feels it. Perhaps why I was sitting thinking back to a teacher work day, we as teachers in Walton County […]

  • Finding the right spot for the puzzle pieces  

    Bird Droppings August 9, 2017 Finding the right spot for the puzzle pieces   “In order to learn the nature of the myriad things, you must know that although they may look round or square, the other features of oceans and mountains are infinite in variety; whole worlds are there. It is so not only […]

  • What is the Holy Grail (solution/answer) in education?  

    Bird Droppings August 8, 2017 What is the Holy Grail (solution/answer) in education?   “Obsessive search for the holy grail through only that which can be measured and documented effectively diminishes the sacred and leaves us standing empty without souls.” Dr. Grant Bennett   A day or two ago I got a bit carried away […]

  • Can we find answers outside our windows?

    Bird Droppings August 7, 2017 Can we find answers outside our windows?   As I read and pondered a world engrossed with money and how we can spend money. I wonder if perhaps some of the thinking that is bringing so many American Indians back to their more traditional world views has merit. I was […]

  • Should children be left behind?

    Bird Droppings August 4, 2017 Should children be left behind?   “I believe that our own experience instructs us that the secret of education lies in         respecting the pupil. It is not for you to choose what he shall know, what he shall do. It     is chosen and foreordained, and he only holds […]

  • Do we teach or are we taught

    Bird Droppings August 3, 2017 Do we teach or are we taught “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” Albert Einstein “We as teachers should be the catalyst not the solution.” Frank Bird Ed.S. D.D. So many times when discussing students who are having difficult times an individual teacher’s perspective is […]

  • Why is it hard to think about compassion?

    Bird Dropping August 1, 2017 Why is it hard to think about compassion?   Almost five years ago I was quietly sitting in a hotel room in South Carolina it was still dark outside and it was odd not being at school on a Friday. I so seldom miss a day of school. My middle […]