Fear seeks safety. Love seeks Truth. Please read and enjoy. Productive, truthful feedback welcome.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Look, Ma! No hands!

 “The Bicycle”

Fact Based Model

Day 1 – Learns the definition of bicycle
Day 2 – Learns the history of the bicycle
Day 3 – Learns the names of the parts of a bicycle
Day 4 – Learns the functions of the moving and stationary parts
Day 5 – Takes a written test about the bicycle

Walks home with A+ on paper

Inquiry Based Model

Day 1 – Teacher rolls out the bikes.  Asks questions. Answers none.
Day 2 – Rolls ’em out again. Brings band-aids and steps aside.
Day 3 – Kids roll out own bike. Teacher provides requested resources. Kids argue about which bikes are the best and why.
Day 4 – Another day on the moving lab: kids demonstrate why bikes work and why each part is essential.
Day 5 – Kid shows off riding skills, making a written and 'ridden' test superfluous.
Rides home with wind in hair and smile on face.
Teaches “A+” kid how to ride a bike.

For other of Dave Driver's works see The Bottom Turtle

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Daily Invitation

Enjoy life.
Inspire yourself.
Learn something new.
Every day.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

What Now?

That's all we have. Now! I have my now and you have your now. How will we use it? To fix yesterday? To solve today? To make a promise to tomorrow? And if tomorrow keeps its promise to us, will our now make a difference? What will you do with yours?

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Breath is Life

Breath is life
Life is love
Love is peace
Peace is calm
Calm is breath
Breath is life

Friday, January 4, 2013

Breathe and Be Still

Breath can be hurried or it can be patient. A hurried breath speeds up everything in and around us but slows down what we anticipate, exaggerates what we fear, and clouds our judgment on all else. A patient breath allows the universe to unfold before us, revealing its beauty, its truth, and its gifts at just the right moment. When we are tempted to be hurried, let us breathe and be still. When we are still, let us be expectant and grateful.