This is going to be interesting, or maybe not...the title of this post serves as fair warning. I have often said, "I am a hands on, not afraid to get my hands dirty, organic process kind'a person." Composing Blog posts is one of those things I do while, driving into town (yes, technically distracted driving, but there are no devices anywhere near me), taking a shower, sleeping (or trying to), washing the dishes, standing at Farmer's Market, in the rain, selling Mike's shiitake mushrooms, cleaning the house, walking to the post office or anywhere for that matter, and .... well, you get the idea.
There is always a post or two running around my head, except when I stand at my computer with an unscheduled stretch of time (like right now). Nothing, nada, zip, "hello in there", the echoes are frightening. But, I have always subscribed to the notion of inertia. If I just stand here noodling on FB and looking at all the interesting things people send me about our (screwed up) educational system, I don't get anything written and I tend to be more pissed off about how kids are being harmed by today's (yesterday's and tomorrow's) educational policies and I will still be just standing here, no motion or blog post to speak of.
So, all my science educator friends, I am attempting to create motion and hopefully, the fingers that start typing will continue typing until this post is written, edited and published. Actually, pretty good so far, I think. Hey, I'm still typing and I haven't gone back to FB, yet.
This same concept applies to kids. If they are active participants in their education, they will be happier, more interested in learning about the world around them, better able to handle the challenges that arise, and conversant with all of the soft-skills (Yes, those, the ones I spoke about a couple months ago and that are necessary to becoming a successful adult.)
Now for the analysis: Did I achieve the desired results? Well, my fingers remained in motion, and a new blog post exists. I'll let you be the judge on whether it is successful or not....
As always, thank you for reading and responding...