Month: June 2018

  • Teaching can be successful

    Bird Droppings June 30, 2018 Teaching can be successful   So as I do on many mornings when I get the time I walked out to a quiet corner of my back yard except today it is to move my spot. Developers have purchased the bank owned land in this development and are planning on […]

  • Seeking a destination

    Bird Droppings June 28, 2018 Seeking a destination “Life is about the journey not the destination; we don’t know what tomorrow brings” Steven Tyler, AEROSMITH Every once in a while I get totally amazed, and as I was driving from point A to point B not too many days ago a song was playing in […]

  • Should we be trying to fill a liter bottle?

    Bird Droppings June 27, 2018 Should we be trying to fill a liter bottle?   Every year it appears in education we have a new trend, basically analogous to trying to pour five gallons of material into a liter bottle using a funnel. As you try obliviously a large portion of material spills out and […]

  • Standing in line at Kroger

    Bird Droppings June 26, 2018 Standing in line at Kroger I am always looking for coincidence, this could be why so often I find it just about anywhere, be it walking in my yard and seeing an owl sitting in a tree or standing in line at an odd hour at our super Kroger and […]

  • Should we be pondering the idea of faith?

    Bird Droppings June 25, 2018 Should we be pondering the idea of faith?   I have been indirectly involved in several discussions lately involving the word faith. So I did a bit of research and thinking.   “Modern technology advanced in such tiny increments for so long that we never realized how much our world […]

  • Is there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

    Bird Droppings June 24, 2018 Is there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?   In the course of a few days storms passed through quick very definitive fronts literally flying by and all ending with rainbows. On several occasions twin rainbows. On the other hand my sunrises have been off numerous […]

  • Can we even compare ethics and politics?

    Bird Droppings June 22, 2018 Can we even compare ethics and politics?   I picked up a copy of the Atlanta Journal Constitution some time ago one morning. The front page had various articles but one caught my attention. Having been a student in psychology at Mercer University in Macon and required to go on […]

  • Why do we wish, wonder and wait?

    Bird Droppings June 21, 2018 Why do we wish, wonder and wait?   “Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves.” William Davenant   It has been nearly twelve years since we moved last and found ourselves in this house.  I wasn’t sure from where to start several ideas have been […]

  • Constructivism Montessori, Piaget, Vygotsky, Dewey and others

    Bird Droppings June 20, 2018 Constructivism Montessori, Piaget, Vygotsky, Dewey and others With the bulk of education in the early 1900’s following closely the Industrial Revolution and mass production, a few great thinkers took the concept of the individual child in psychology and education in new directions as to its relationship to children. How children […]

  • Don’t cross word puzzles take some time?

    Bird Droppings June 19, 2018 Don’t cross word puzzles take some time?   Towards the end of my last History class that I taught in college one of my students was working on a particular assignment and had to define bias. She was not sure which definition was correct and asked my opinion. I explained […]