"The free play of art is the result of mastery. " --Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." --Ladybird Johnson

"...a well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart, and a well-trained hand...." --Zoltan Kodaly


Daily Life, 67

Learning something new can be exhilaratingly hard work.

It's a good thing to experience that on a regular basis, for many reasons.

Oh, you're wondering what brought this up?  Glad you asked: my friend Dave let me try using his backhoe to dig up part of his back yard this weekend.   WOW!  As much fun as learning a new tune, but with a powerful engine humming through the levers.

Can that experience be useful in the classroom?  You bet.

See you tomorrow--


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