Copyright © Louis Schmier and Atwood Publishing.
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 08:07:53 -0400 (EDT)
This just popped into my head as I finished my walk. I was cooling off in the hot, humid, mosquito riddled air by the fishpond, joyfully thinking about the nearly three hundred caladiums I'm going to put into the garden today. I slowly stared at the pond and pergola, turned my head to gaze at the three room addition to the house, all of which I built over years by myself.
We've just finished a week-long presentation of the "Scavenger Hunt Project." Now, all the communities are gearing up for the semester-ending "NY Times Project."
You know when I think I am at my best as a teacher? It is when I am least visible. It is when I fill the class with the perfumes of potential, believing, possibility, aspiring. It is when I side step the controlling answers to the students' dependent "what do you wants" and submissive "what should I dos" and fearful "what do you think abouts" and reluctant "is this okays." It is when a community in the class says jubliantly and triumphantly with words and gestures , "We did it by ourselves."
It when they begin to understand why I am not surprised.
To my Christian friends around the world, a Blessed Easter, and....
Make it a good day. --Louis-- Louis Schmier firstname.lastname@example.org Department of History www.therandomthoughts.com Valdosta State University www.halcyon.com/arborhts/louis.html Valdosta, GA 31698 /~\ /\ /\ 912-333-5947 /^\ / \ / /~\ \ /~\__/\ / \__/ \/ / /\ /~\/ \ /\/\-/ /^\_____\____________/__/_______/^\ -_~ / "If you want to climb mountains, \ /^\ _ _ / don't practice on mole hills" - \____