Tag Archives: learning

whole picture.

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always a good idea to look at things a bit closer

before drawing conclusions

 you might learn a lot more

 

“the only people who see the whole picture, he murmured, are the ones who step out of the frame.”

-salman rushdie

 

 

 

artist credit: scott johnston

holding infinity.

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a fine and special treat shared

as we begin our adventure together

 homemade foraged ice cream

“to see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower –

hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.’

-william blake

piaget. (repost-computer still in flux)

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*Jean Piaget (1896-1980) in his office.

Shout out to all those who didn’t tidy their office before the start of the school year.

“simple solutions seldom are. it takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious.”

-alfred north whitehead

*Piaget’s (1936) theory of cognitive development explains how a child constructs a mental model of the world. He disagreed with the idea that intelligence was a fixed trait, and regarded cognitive development as a process which occurs due to biological maturation and interaction with the environment.

credit: modern language association

figuring it out.

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how to fit 4 kids and 1 log into 1 boat and get 2 to paddle it to make it move ahead?

use the trial and error and figure it out as you go method.

“if you wait to figure out everything before starting anything, it’ll never happen.”
― dhaval gajera, author

 

 

glen lake, glen arbor, michigan, usa – summer 2021

remotely interested.

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when not at home

i am often reminded

that there is always a learning curve

upon encountering new remotes 

as is often the case

they seem to have been designed 

by someone who wanted to add

lots of colorful or completely unmarked obscure buttons

i am far from winning or fully appreciating the options

luckily i have my secret weapons – my grandies

who can navigate their way around them with ease. 

 

“i couldn’t find the remote control to the remote control.”

-steven wright

butterflies are free.

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after one final close look 

at the butterflies we raised

it’s time to release them back into nature

where they quickly find their wings. 

 

“the butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”

-rabindranath tagore

snowball.

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our class has been taking a close look at snow and ice

after reading them

the first book i ever read all by myself 

‘snow’ by p.d. eastman

 brought a snowball in from outside

named it ned

popped it in our freezer

 check on it every now and then

take ned out for just a little bit

see if it’s still cold and in the shape of a snowball and if it’s drippy

 hope that ned will be with us throughout the season

even if he goes away in the spring

 we’re pretty sure he’ll be back next winter.