The Whole She-Bang

The Whole She-Bang

Small kid time I learn to ride a bike. I effort heroically with flailing limbs. Coordinating the unfamiliar actions is tough. My poor mom runs alongside me while I tilt left and right, losing my balance. She encourages me. Good teachers are encouraging. With practice I shave off the unnecessary contortions. I not longer tense my […]

What’s best for you

What’s best for you

Behavior begins as an experiment. If you don’t believe me, hang out with babies. Real babies. Infants. Balancing on their tummies, babies stretch and reach lifting their thighs and arms like little airplanes. Why? They’re experimenting. Learning their bodies. Practicing co-ordination. Without words they are figuring. And so do you. Unless you have an unusual […]

Full Circle Rainbow

Full Circle Rainbow

There’s been a shift in instruction, the art of teaching, from growth toward proficiency. A shift that began with the George W Bush presidency. When Bush acknowledges our present system isn’t doing so well, he suggests a policy of “No Child Left Behind.”  Too many drop-outs equals too many uneducated, ill-educated, maladjusted Americans who can’t […]