Tag: Henry Ford

  • Digging for gold

    Bird Droppings January 7, 2012 Digging for gold   “You have to drill through mud and water to get oil; you have to sift through sand and silt to get gold; you have to chop and hack through stone to get diamonds. So why do so many people feel that the treasure of ideas should […]

  • Caring: A very precious commodity in teaching

    Bird Droppings January 6, 2012 Caring: A very precious commodity in teaching                   As I am pondering my last minutes before the school day starts. The air temperature is warming again outside and we are under a thinking its spring again weather watch tonight through next week. The anticipation of some rain and warm […]

  • Getting the passion back

    Bird Droppings January 5, 2012 Getting the passion back   When I walked outside earlier to take our Westie for her morning bathroom break I was greeted with a near full moon, well maybe a half moon and a crystal clear sky filled with stars. Thinking to myself I said thank you for being alive […]

  • Looking at the reflection beyond a mirror

    Bird Droppings January 4, 2012 Looking at the reflection beyond a mirror   I was looking over again a book this morning “Qualities of an effective teacher” by Dr. James H. Stronge, Professor in Educational Policy, Planning, and leadership at theCollegeofWilliamand Mary,WilliamsburgVirginia. Stronge looked at students and how various aspects of a teacher’s involvement effect […]

  • Looking for the elder in each of us

    Bird Droppings January 3, 2011 Looking for the elder in each of us ‎ “Someday the earth will weep, she will beg for her life, she will cry with tears of blood. You will make a choice, if you will help her or let her die, and when she dies, you will die too.”  John […]

  • So hard to type 2012

    Bird Droppings January 2, 2012 It is so hard to type 2012               Sitting here coming to school in the dark alone thinking back after skipping a day of writing. I received a small book for Christmas about five years ago from my wife, “It isn’t easy being green” by Jim Henson Jr., the […]

  • Determining what to learn

    Bird Droppings December 30, 2011 Determining what to learn   “Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know — and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know […]

  • Naughty or Nice !!!!

    Bird Droppings December 29, 2011 Naughty or Nice   “The best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.” William Wordsworth   One day when you look back and try and remember what was that act or when, you may not remember but the person to whom that […]

  • Where is the passion?

    Bird Droppings December 28, 2011 Where is the passion?   “How do preschool children, full of natural inquisitiveness and a passion for learning, turn into apathetic or angry teens with a profound dislike of school?” Robert L. Fried, The passionate Learner   Every day I hear the simple phrase from at least one student of, […]

  • Why do we WORK?

    Bird Droppings December 27, 2011 Why do we WORK? “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” Aristotle How many times do we all hear how difficult the job is or how “I hate my job” I am always confused when I hear this. I want to ask why are you doing this if […]