Tag: John Dewey

  • Should Children be left behind

    Bird Droppings October 4, 2010 Should children be left behind? “I was in another lifetime one of toil and blood, when blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud. I came in from the wilderness a creature void of form. ‘Come in’ she said ‘I’ll give you shelter from the storm’.” Bob […]

  • Trying to clear your head

    Bird Droppings September 21, 2010 Trying to clear your head “The hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.” Carl G. Jung I have been a fan of Jung for some time perhaps as I like his view of having more than simply a black and white view of psychology […]

  • A final look at essential Bird Pedagogy

    Bird Droppings August 27, 2010 A final look at essential Bird Pedagogy “If a university can’t have two out of five of their student-athletes graduate, I don’t know why they’re rewarded with post-season play” Arne Duncan Over the past few days I have been looking at how I see teaching and instruction and I have […]

  • Essential Bird Pedagogy Part 3

    Bird Droppings August 26, 2010 Essential Bird Pedagogy Part 3 Essential Education Pedagogy The pedagogy developed by Tara Redwood School and Essential Education includes the following: • Knowledge of the inner world of thoughts, feelings and emotions is as important as knowledge of the outer world • An integrated and interdisciplinary approach to learning is […]

  • Essential Bird Pedagogy Part 2

    Bird Droppings August 25, 2010 Essential Bird Pedagogy Part 2 ‎ “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 reason. Another reason is […]

  • Essential Bird Pedagogy

    Bird Droppings August 23-24, 2010 Essential Bird Pedagogy Part 1 “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” Dr. Carl Rogers, considered the father of humanistic psychology Carl Rogers in 1969 published a book, Freedom to Learn. You would think that in a country with mandatory […]

  • The sixteen hour syndrome and why we should embrace it

    Bird Droppings August 22, 2010 The Sixteen hour syndrome and why we should embrace it It has been nearly ten years since I wrote about the Sixteen Hour Syndrome in relationship to emotionally and behaviorally disturbed students. The idea developed from my own observations of a group of twenty eight students in a Georgia high […]

  • Experience is the best teacher

    Bird Droppings August 14, 2010 Experience is the greatest teacher “Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.” Douglas Adams, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy What a way to start with a line from a fiction […]