Tag: John F. Kennedy

  • Why do we even have public education?

    Bird Droppings December 12, 2011 Why do we even have public education?   “Instead of seeing these children for the blessings that they are, we are measuring them only by the standard of whether they will be future deficits or assets for our nation’s competitive needs.”  Jonathan Kozol               On the front page of […]

  • A tapestry woven and each thread interconnects

    Bird Droppings November 26, 2011 A tapestry woven as each thread interconnects “For certain fortunate people there is something that transcends all classifications of behavior, and that is awareness, something which rises from the programming of the past, and that is spontaneity; and something that is more rewarding than games and that is intimacy. But […]

  • Teaching is far more than wanting to

    Bird Droppings November 21, 2011 Teaching is far more than just wanting to “I want to say one other challenge that we face is simply that we must find an alternative to war and bloodshed. Anyone who feels, and there are still a lot of people who feel that way, that war can solve the […]

  • Sometimes we can offer a sigh of relief

    Bird Droppings November 10, 2011 Sometimes we can offer a sigh of relief “It is about learning not about teaching.” Dr. Max Thompson A semester is nearing the end and my daily journey for this semester will end. But it is a relief in some ways. While I have really enjoyed the classes, students and […]

  • Trying to clear my head

    Bird Droppings September 20, 2011 Trying to clear my head “The hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.” Carl G. Jung I have been a fan of Carl Jung for some time. Many teachers know some children will learn so much faster when the hands are engaged as well […]

  • Teaching the unteachable child

    Bird Droppings September 14, 2011 Teaching the un-teachable child “Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.” John F. Kennedy I was working […]

  • Looking deeper than the surface

    Bird Droppings April 29, 2011 Looking deeper than the surface It has been a long week. I am working hard on pulling nearly eight years of graduate school notes together, writing and reading at home as I develop my ideas for my dissertation. I will be driving down to Statesboro more than likely several times […]