Saturday, January 29, 2011
- Josh Brand from an episode of Arts & Minds
I completely agree with this thought. I don't like to plan out every single detail of any endeavor, whether it be writing, teaching a lesson, or a vacation. I need to let things unfold as they will. I am often surprised at how things work out, for the best.
Of course, I do have a plan before I set out. Sometimes, however, it is only the bare bones of one so that element of chance or surprise can perform its wonders.
Monday, January 24, 2011
The ability to differentiate sounds is the first crucial step to the path to associating sounds with letters. Kids who don't learn to distinguish sounds during that time usually have trouble learning to read later on.
Reading's first lessons don't happens in school: They happen in the crib during that important window of opportunity."
- David Walsh, PhD. No: Why Kids - of all Ages - Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It. Free Press, Toronto. 2007. pg 45
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
- David Walsh, PhD. No: Why Kids - of all Ages - Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It. Free Press, Toronto. 2007. pg 41
I like the idea behind this quote but at the same time it doesn't give the original artist enough credit. There is usually a lot more going on in a piece of art than is possible to see upon a casual glance or even repeated viewings.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
- God in an episode of Joan of Arcadia
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
"There's nothing wrong with selling stuff, just as there is nothing wrong with buying stuff. But what has happened over time is that advertisers have become more sophisticated and more effective at bypassing the simple, straightforward type of message they used to deliver, which generally appealed to reason or common sense.
Advertisers have learned that it is more effective to bypass the rational part of the brain and instead target the emotions, crafting messages that appeal to pleasure, or give you a feeling of need you never knew you had, or take advantage of your weakness for convenience and instant gratification."
- David Walsh, PhD. No: Why Kids - of all Ages - Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It. Free Press, Toronto. 2007. pg 26-27
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
- Bob Marley
I stumbled upon this site - http://www.copiousquotes.com/bob-marley-quotes.html
and was surprised to see that Bob Marley said this quote. I thought it was Dead Prez. See, it's good to know your history.
Monday, January 3, 2011
- David Walsh, PhD. No: Why Kids - of all Ages - Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It. Free Press, Toronto. 2007. pg 18.