Month: March 2022

  • Engaging curriculum through Story Telling

    Birddroppings March 31, 2022 Engaging curriculum through Story Telling I am sitting at my computer, getting my thoughts together, writing about how to reach students, and thinking about being a student with a dissertation defense ahead. So today, a piece of my thoughts as I sit reviewing notes and setting up various programs to engage […]

  • Why should life be a difficult journey?

    Bird Droppings March 30, 2022Why should life be a difficult journey? “Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.” Henry Van Dyke About four years ago, I visited with my mother, and I walked by my father’s and brother’s gravesites or stood by […]

  • My pedagogy is evolving as I learn, see and listen more

    Bird Droppings March 29, 2022My pedagogy is evolving as I learn, see and listen more “We would do away with examinations. They measure the inconsequential type of learning. We would do away with grades and credits for the same reason. We would do away with degrees as a measure of competence partly for the same […]

  • Is it passion or just obsession?

    Bird Droppings March 28, 2022Is it passion or just obsession? “All games have an important and probably decisive influence on the destinies of the players under ordinary social conditions, but some offer more opportunities than others for lifelong careers and are more likely to involve innocent bystanders.” Dr. Eric Berne, The games people play This […]

  • A morning meandering while the moon is glowing

    Bird Droppings March 27, 2022A morning meandering while the moon is glowing Almost eight years ago, after tutoring in an after-school program with a student who needs constant repetition of material to remember, I read through several old emails from my doctorate and graduate cohort friends as some are defending their dissertations in the coming […]

  • Caring is a very precious commodity in life and some thoughts from Maxine Greene

    Bird Droppings March 25, 2022 Caring is a very precious commodity in life And some thoughts from Maxine Greene As I am pondering, sitting at my computer working on my dissertation, I can hear the sounds of the neighborhood outside my window. I just finished reading an article dealing with charter schools and how they […]

  • Can we find answers?

    Bird Droppings March 24, 2022Can we find answers? Several years ago, I would have said there were answers to almost any question that could be asked. Today sitting here, I wonder granted; first, you have to ask what is the question or questions, but now I have a different attitude that allows for an unanswerable […]

  • The inability of surmounting learning difficulties

    Bird Droppings March 22, 2022The inability of surmounting learning difficulties It has been a few days since my last post. I have been extremely occupied with surgery Tuesday and recovering the past few days. Last week I had several doctor appointments, ultrasounds, blood work, and more doctors made it a crazy week. It seems my […]

  • Looking for reasons for why kids go bad

    Bird Droppings March 21, 20022 Looking for reasons why kids go bad “Come; let us put our minds together to see what kind of life we can create for our children.” Sitting Bull, Lakota Sioux Nearly twenty years have passed since I did a research paper on the causes of various emotional issues with children. […]

  • So close to finishing

    Bird Droppings March 20, 2022So close to finishing So often, as I start my writings each morning, there has been an experience recently to build upon. It is utilizing these previous experiences that provide windows and doors into future experiences. I was driving through our town, and a shop I had seen numerous times caught […]