Month: November 2021

  • Teachers need to consult their hearts

    Bird Droppings November 28, 2021 Teachers need to consult their hearts I don’t know what happens when people dieCan’t seem to grasp it as hard as I tryIt’s like a song I can hear playing right in my earBut I can’t sing, I can’t help listening…..Crying as they ease you downJackson Brown, For a Dancer […]

  • Listening to a philosopher

    Bird Droppings November 26, 2021 Listening to a philosopher The day started with cold the thermometer skimmed around thirty degrees. By the time I went to the store, it had warmed up. Clouds were pushed aside, and sunshine poked through. There was a beautiful sky as I walked outside, surprising as the sky was clear. […]

  • To think or at least try this morning

    Bird Droppings November 26, 2021 To think or at least try this morning  “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Joseph Campbell  I wonder if it is for attention that so many teenagers seek the route of drama in their lives. Overreacting to seemingly inconsequential stimuli […]

  • Bird Droppings November 23, 2021 Do we teach, or are we taught? “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” Albert Einstein So many times, when discussing students who are having difficult times, an individual teacher’s perspective is all that matters. Recently I was about to thump another teacher in the head, […]

  • So many thoughts for one day, including CRT

    Bird Droppings November 21, 2021So many thoughts for one day, including CRT Far too many folks do not have a clue about CRT. In most cases, it is a discussion in graduate school. Some would say teaching the battle of Wounded Knee as a massacre instead of the last great battle with the plains Indians […]

  • Families and Friends

    Bird Droppings November 21, 2021Families and Friends The holidays are getting here soon, this holiday will be different, and turkey day might be less crowded. Pat and I were talking Thanksgiving will be the second in forty-three years we had alone. This semester of graduate school is ending. I have a defense coming up. My […]

  • Trying to understand giving thanks, war and Teaching

    Bird Droppings November 20, 2021Trying to understand giving thanks, war and Teaching I seldom have a difficult time sleeping. I crashed last night after a visit with my grandkids.  Thursday, I had the first check-up of my pacemaker, and all is well I have twelve-year battery life and need to come back in a year. […]

  • A look at essential Bird Pedagogy

    Bird Droppings November 18, 2021 A look at essential Bird Pedagogy Almost ten years ago, I read an article an interview with Arne Duncan, the former Secretary of Education. Considering the impact COVID 19 has had on high school and college sports, these thoughts are interesting. I selected a few quotes from his interview to […]

  • While deadly, a spider spins to survive

    Bird Droppings November 17, 2021While deadly, a spider spins to survive Just a thought to start the thinking process “When Peter pulled his sword and attacked the Roman soldier, he was told to put it away, and his boss turned to the injured soldier and healed his ear, but that was before Christianity” Frank Bird […]

  • Teaching is constantly climbing up another step

    Bird Droppings November 16, 2021 Teaching is constantly climbing up another step I got up and went out to see the sunrise this morning. It wasn’t as brilliant as I’ve seen, but it was the contrast of the dark clouds moving through and a little bit of pink and orange behind it. I drove out […]