Sunday, April 26, 2015

Make decisions

'Self discipline' is like 'self regulation.' It's still about discipline and rules. How and why should one discipline and regulate oneself, when decision making in the light of compassion and goodness will work much better?
photo by Julie D

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Make it ALL learning!

If a person's life is compartmentalized into learning and not learning, then they have a part of them that is "not-learning."
"Not learning"
photo by Sandra Dodd, and links to some site news

Friday, April 24, 2015

For years...

They trusted me because I had spent years being trustworthy.
photo by Sandra Dodd

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Relax the constraints

"When you only allow a limited amount of TV, then the marginal utility of a little more tv is high and every other option looks like a poor one, comparatively. Watching more TV becomes the focus of the person's thinking, since the marginal utility is so high. Relax the constraints and, after a period of adjustment and experimentation to determine accurate marginal utilities, the focus on TV will disappear and it will become just another option."
—Pam Sorooshian
from "Economics of Restricting TV Watching of Children"

This applies to anything—not just TV/video.
photo by Janine Davies

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Today, now

If you want to change the way you're being or thinking, just do it. Don't wait for another year, another month, another day.
photo by Sandra Dodd

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Braiding plastic ponies

"Soon I was up to starting with twenty-seven pieces (nested down to nine braids, then to three and then one) and then on to eighty-one. All the while I was learning about math: I saw that division is the process of taking a large number of things and grouping them into a smaller number of groups. In order to end up with one even braid at the end, I had to be able to divide the initial number evenly by three, then by three, and then by three again, until I ended up with just one braid."
—Christine Alvarado
and there's more at the link below
photo by Sandra Dodd, of Holly demonstrating this, years ago

Monday, April 20, 2015

Choosing to have choices

A person can choose to have choices. A person can choose not to choose; still a choice, but they think of it as "no choice" or "have to."
photo by Sandra Dodd
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