Monday, May 8, 2017

Looking at slow processing speeds. How did we get here. How can words help?

Today I am going to look at processing speeds. It is a question I ask because it is understood that there is a big problem wth processing of information speeds in our children. 

In music rehearsals, if a piece is played at a certain tempo for too long a period of time, it is very difficult to get that ‘ set tempo’ to change. It is also not recommended to play something by rote, again and again in automation, because it is difficult to change what becomes an embedded tempo/movement etc.. Thus, how one does what one does, determines the outcome. If one has practiced something by rote too much ( because repetition in itself is not a bad) what happens is one gets locked into a form. It is like a lack of real play, as real play involves presence. If one is present, one has a greater ability to change.

I was reminded this week of how our belief systems can become visible in our behaviors. We respond to counter measures towards our beliefs with the same flight and flight reactions we learned in times of physical life and death survival. Meaning, we treat the beliefs we hold in the same manner we treat a tiger raging towards us to eat us. 

When I relate these two actions to behavior, I realize that when we learn something in such a way,  it becomes embedded as what we have practiced creating a separation. It becomes a kind of stagnant knowledge that we believe as us, because we focused on it and are resonant with it in a fixed way. The action of focusing on absorbing a set body of information also becomes our behavior. If this fixed and focused upon information is questioned, and we lack perspective because it is difficult to change out of what has become fixed within, do we find ourselves reacting with defensiveness and/or wanting to escape, to go and hide? One may have to slow down, suspend belief, and review some past behaviors to see this. It takes some spatial ability, of which using what is natural within us, and what has not been developed as effectively as it could be, is our presence. That presence took in the form that may not have been ‘ bad’ but when taken in in such a way, caused some stagnation. Tricky, but visible.

This is really the problem with memory learning in a box AND, in a room where the same age group is filled with children moving at different speeds in processing. Also, the dimension of an incorrect intake of information that has become stagnant. Also, that many parents in the home are a product of that of which I speak. This is too much for a teacher to sort out. I would say that this design overall - of public schools - is a formula that creates the problem of which I speak.

Let’s look at something we have learned as a set body of information that has been repeated again and again. I remember learning about the WW2 Holocaust at every level. I was told this story again and again. As an adult, I realize that there were so many holocausts on this planet I wonder why I did not learn about them too. I mean there are species of animals and plants that no longer exist, there was, from what I have read, the 11 million Irish who starved in Ireland which is a holocaust of greater proportions. There was the King Phillip war in America, where more men died in relation to the population that in either world war. These numbers are HUGE. Why was I told ONLY one story? And why was this limited perspective repeated again and again and again? Had I learned about the animals and the plants and the Irish - among others- and the King Phillip’s war, would I have exposure to more patterns in regards to the movements and actions of men, and had more perspective to then begin to question the overall form and understand this world and the choices we make with greater clarity? 

In terms of the amygdala fight or flight response, I realize that I feel like I move counter to something, when I speak up about this, like I am moving against an entity that I am supposed to repeat. It is like moving out of what has been embedded within me and collectively as group think that has become an entity that resonates. In a social context speaking up with more information can run counter to being the same voice as this limited story embedded within, it can cause friction if one does not speak the same because we hold the information we practiced and the design is to focus on the information we practiced because this is what we physically did! When new information comes along, we have to deconstruct and reconstruct, yet as we can see, we can get stuck in a set body of information and stagnant within that. This becomes visible when we react to information that is counter to our accepted and allowed practices as this. One behavior is to repeat the ‘ resonant ‘ information at the exclusion of anything else - because that is what we behaved as!. This action in itself, is a vocal distraction which is the means of how one loses one’s spatial skill. I would say losing critical and creative thinking skills is done through a focus on a limited narrative that has been placed center stage again and again and again. That narrative can be a truth, yet the focus on that ONLY, not only occupies one’s presence, it also stifles presence from seeing the whole picture and within seeing the whole, realize patterns as how we come to begin problem solving. It is really very simple. It is only the resonant imprint that overwhelms and blocks what is actually more natural. 

What I describe is the building of limited associative thinking. This means that as one is locked into a set body of information, that is the knowledge one references. Such a state is a lack of real processing, as it is more the consequence of memorizing without practical application. It by design, takes away critical and creative thinking skills. Because one is in a set resonant body of information, all of one’s words are related to that, thereby, causing all that information to come up when the words around it are spoken. Ever find yourself realizing you have not heard a thing someone has said? Where were you? Was some chain of stories, as actions and movements triggered and resonantly brought up that you placed your presence in a memory instead of continuing to listen to what a person with whom you spoke was saying? Even this is not a bad, to cross reference one’s experiences, yet, when it is done without being aware of both what was said and one’s reference material, it is an indication of a slow processing speed. You are a product of public schools.

In order to perform in a group, one must know one’s place in what one does, and extend one’s presence to the greater form around one to remain stable in movement as the performance.One’s presence is busy actively ‘ reading’ more than thinking.  One’s processing speeds have to be fluent. Also, one is relating to a real moving and living thing. One can see a few measures ahead, even realize the whole of the piece to balance one’s movements, as a quick abstraction in a moment, yet one remains present and grounded in the reality. Imagine musicians getting lost in a memory and not hearing what is actually happening. Actually, this does happen, musicians can move into automated behaviors when the same pieces are played again and again. And they can begin to lose their ability, having difficulty when a new piece must be learned. 

This state of slow processing ability, indicates a loss of spatial ability, and greater reactive behaviors in relationships. It is a loss of presence in reality. The consequence is increasing physical heaviness and more emotional reaction. One’s inner resonance composed of information, is no longer in-synch with being present in the living context around us. 

One is going to have to rebuild, This can be done with words. One must reintegrate one’s words, one at a time, and practice relating to the living reality around us. Thereby increasing what is a natural ability to recognize patterns in behavior, to see when one has moved into an associative thinking that is reference to what one has created/personified within one’s self as a practiced and repeated set body of limited information. Remember, that young children do not have such developed, they remain more present, and by extension, learn things more rapidly. It is all a visible math, moving around us. We are basically, walking in a valley of good and bad, more than and less than that is a shadow world projected by a miss-use of the imagination. The degree of a loss of spatial ability indicates the degree to which we are not using our presence correctly. Do we notice as we age, that we become more and more afraid and uncertain? Do we tend to resist some things at this point of separation, and only want what resonates with us, which is the same as being in a comfort zone? 

Our presence is our gift. As adults, because so many of us are a product of a mis-use of the imagination, we are not enough to ensure correct word usage in our present and absorbent children. We can use technology to correct this. We can build a sound mind that is in synch with one’s surrounding. Imagine feeling present and grounded, would one not build confidence and self esteem. Realize, you are the perfect instrument of life. 

Is there a choice to not do this? If you are interested in a tool that can accelerate this, send me a note. If your child is having reading problems and you sense they can do better, send me a note!

Thank you for reading! 

                      What is the consequence of a mis-use of the imagination?  Are you in synch with life? We are the words we effectively know.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Why is Learning to Read and Reading to Learn so Important? How Can I Help?

Recent studies in how the brain processes words/information have revealed that when a picture is learned with a word, conceptual ability is slowed down. In one article, it was noted that processing a word with a picture happened within a third of a second, while processing a word alone happened within a tenth of a second. A word, is a technological tool to place information, as human communication. After all, animals can process a series of tasks leading to a goal, though they cannot communicate this in human language. Humans use language to communicate. This is done within many borders; written and spoken text. Text is really a picture, a symbol, a graph. Words are in many ways only a reflection of what is around us, be it the practical world, or a resonant belief system one holds to define one’s self. In this, one can make that resonant belief larger than the practical. One’s words become a relationship to one’s belief. When this is larger than life, one exists in a state of separation from the practical.  This is why it has been said to take that which is good and does no harm, because this holds a recognition of the practical, the physical, and it restrains an inner construct of belief from imposing itself on the physical. 

Research studies reveal that better spelling skills lead to better jobs and higher levels of self actualization. Conversely, yet reflective of this, is the understanding that the greater the degree of violence, the less developed the vocabulary. Basically, the less one is able to communicate. The lack between these two in a world where so much communication is done with graphed constructs ( pictures, words, and the relationship of projections onto pictures) about this practical world, limits expression causing frustration and fear, leading to violence and resistance, hiding and protection. Remember, violence is a form of resistance, and it is an inability to effectively communicate. 

The practice of the smallest of what composes language, as the words, the spells, the graphs, is no longer a consistent part of our daily development of the child. And a child is very absorbent, they absorb the lack in the adults who also lack vocabulary development, and as a consequence, have varying degrees of inferiority to communication. The behaviors towards violence which is any form of a lack of real communication, become the measure of the child, because this is their experience. One reflects the other. Would there be a term such as a zone of proximal development that indicates a point of inner development? The term in itself reveals the whole.  

If one has slowed down and practiced the small, as spelling, one has focused more on the words.Yet, if one has a resonance memory of learning words with relationships to pictures or the lack of real vocabulary development in the home with the parents in those initial formative years, there is a clutter in processing, causing slower processing speeds. To note, learning a word with a picture, has faster short term effects, conversely learning a word without a picture, has greater long term effects. One misses movement in reality when one is busy processing what is imprinted within as pictures of emotional and feeling value constructs absorbed from the parent that are metaphysical maps as memory. This is a very strong state of being, as I noticed after living in a foreign country for 10 years- I had become more in manner the measure, or persona, of the national character of the country I inhabited, and it took about 7 years.  For example, how can one realize subtle tensions, as physical behavior in others if one is busy processing through a file of many pictures or value entities that are visible as personality likes and dislikes over practical considerations? And, would not a direct relationship with the word, and living reality become the greater sum of all parts? Would this not stop getting lost in inner value judgements, that can also become a collectively accepted body of information. Which, is why it is hard to communicate with ease with a foreigner, even when they have managed to learn one’s language to a certain degree. I mean, the metaphysical constructs, as persona, are visible, and how they are built is practically right in front of us. It is really very simple. One’s degree of separation from the practical reflects the degree of one’s lack of awareness, or forgetfulness, of what one resonates within as beliefs, opinions and ideas over the practical. All of this is visible in how one is using language because the language reflects one's level, or zone of proximal development, How near or far are we from realizing what we are within, and the practical world around us, without. The degree to which one can learn new things, is equal to the degree of mastery of self, one has within, as in realizing that what is resonant within is simply a reflection of one’s experiences, and possible judgements about that experience. That within, can become a comfort zone, where one loses teachability. We can get stuck in holes of our own resonance. This is when friction and resistance and a greater degree of violence with the world around us begin to manifest. 

If we look at schools as a framework, meaning a framed box where we learn through pictures ( word descriptions are a form of pictures),  that set body of information becomes not only a general scaffold of information, it becomes a general scaffold of information that is also a picture. Thus, and we know that after seven years a child has accumulated formation based on the parents awareness and their environment with humans being that of which I speak. If the parents have learned words without a direct relationship to the living reality and mastered spelling, we have a manifold problem, where the experience of the child is the measure of everything they have been exposed to. This is why a child from a stable environment, where there is more effective language use, do better in school. This means, that the schools do not really teach children. This means that the schools, with teachers that are a product of this, and a design that exacerbates this, are a part of the problem. I would say that the capacity of humans to order, and the consequence of a lack of clear order, or the consequence of limited order ( the guise of  good) are actually the problem. 

Schools more manage, the degrees of difference, as capacity or lack of effective word/spelling use inherent in the home. If the parent does not have a mastery of language, and they exist as a product of a school system where they learned a set body of information through memory/picture, and this being a general scaffold of information resonant within without direct application , what does the child become as they absorb the image and forms as movements of this limitation overall? Realize the consequences of this general set body of memorized/resonant information, that becomes a distraction, thereby losing an ability to process information in real time, because of so much time spent focusing on a set pictured body of information in itself learned with no real living relationships to reality,  leads to greater and greater insecurity, compounding over time into behaviors that are what exist in the home environment that is then what the child absorbs!  And we wonder why we have so much friction in our relationships. A more perfect practice builds a more fluid teachability, imperfect use of the imagination, lead to lesser degrees of effective self responsibility. No one can realize this but the self. 

How is it that we cannot realize that the reason we wait for a child to reach seven, before sending them, traditionally, to school, that we send them at this age because they have absorbed enough experience in reality to begin to self direct. Just as in the model of reading, where, usually, 1st and 2nd grade are when one learns to read, to then move into reading to learn as being the model of practicing the small, building momentum, then moving into beginning to apply one’s self in a deeper and greater circle of awareness AS NOT BEING HOW THIS ALL WORKS!  It is that how we work, is right in front of us!  We realize, that within this, it is very very difficult to change that foundational resonance. It takes great patience and consistent effort. It takes rebuilding! Think of Helen Keller. The schools in themselves, cannot be that detailed practice. They are a program of presenting a set body of information that is a general scaffold without any living relationships, thereby sounding like a good, that is really what leads to the dumbing down of America. If each generation does not realize this slow and subtle dumbing down, we are like a frog placed in cold water heated over many decades. when the frog dies because the water has become too hot, and we cannot see that, we stand there unable to see why the frog has died. We are at that point where the frog has died. What I have heard from superintendents, is that there are problems, and what is being done is not working.  This is even happening in some of the best schools in the state. What is interesting, is that local parents at the elementary school where I am, they talk about how wonderful the school is, because this is what the teachers say to them, the voice higher up is different. My experience in life tells me that this is probably the same story in every town. Humans can weave many justifications, to protect their metaphysical ideology, ignoring what is so evident in our present reality; our children have lost  practical ability. If you are an adult, ask yourself how much loss of spatial skill you are experiencing. The degree of a loss of spatial skill is equal to the degree of a loss of focus on the forms that are all around us, as the practical. That within metaphysical resonant construct has become larger that life. I can say, after I moved back to the states after living in a foreign country for ten years, the degree of this is very deep, and it takes effort to change it. For this reason, I have great admiration for what was done with Helen Keller. Obviously, prevention is the best cure. 

We humans are so caught in the web of abstracting in our imaginations, that we can no longer realize how we work.  We can ask ourselves what is a thought, especially if we ask ourselves what we generated as that momentum built from absorbing and by extension, imitating, as the very movements of the adults in our world that we were placed in, that we” learned to read, to move into reading to learn. “  If our parents were products of a system that by design, used learning in isolation to imprint a general scaffold that was by definition a ‘ picture’ of information ONLY , causing slower practical processing of reality, thereby causing mistakes of reality, leading to insecurities ( because we blame ourselves and rightfully so in many ways, because we are the only ones who can change this ) that becomes our actions as these little movements build momentum and accumulate into what is resonant within us, that then reverberate as our thoughts- such things we are not aware of -  and from where they come - when it is all explained in the learning model. I mean, manipulation can be such a subtle thing, and a hard thing to realize if one is caught in a resonance, or memory, of mis-information that may be correct, but limited as not enough, that causes distractions from seeing living reality thereby being a slow processing speed in who and what one is as having a living relationship to one’s practical reality! Astounding! I want to say WT#, here. LOOK!

A word, as human communication, is a thing, it is sound, it is visual, it is kinesthetic, meaning it touches one. It is a graph, it is a sound gram, it can touch us, reach us. It is like all the arts in one! I mean, why is it the one thing in a school that is taught as words, taught in a way that it is so in separation from practical and realistic real time connections, and drawn out with boring texts and group lessons, of same age, yet different starting points of development? Why is it this way? I mean, I have taught music, individually and in a group, it can happen so much faster than how we teach language, because it reveals by design the process of what happens when one physically learns, meaning when one builds with a direct relationship to a physical movement. This is so hidden in plain sight!  Mixing ages moves counter to the understanding that one can only move forward according to the zone of one’s proximal development! So, to set up groups of a wide range of development is to not move within that border of development, where learning happens at more expansive rates. It is in some ways the opposite, and can explain how competition exists within the schools, because while one is trying to process through memory, which is much slower learning, one is also comparing one’s self to the other students, as though one is in a race, which distracts from what one is doing, and becomes a habit because we become what we practice - as the learning to read, and reading to learn model explains. Thus, overall, the whole design is mathematically counter to what is best, counter to how we learn, and it is by design. If you are shaking at this point, it is because one is going to have to deconstruct to reconstruct, and that causes a self ordering process of slowing down that racing mis-used imagination, that feels like one is shaking inside. Yes, the problem is that deep. 

The good news is that there is a solution. One has to rebuild. It means using words as the placeholders of information, and building living relationships directly with the practical, physical world. Thus, one NOT ONLY practices learning the means of communication as words to hold information, one also builds a momentum of relating each word to the living reality around us, so we become a movement that never misses a beat in the world around us, as this is processing more than ONLY what is within one’s self as that which is in the imagination that is a consequence of one’s experience in a world that has practiced the opposite of what builds a sound mind. 

That which is missing, is a consistent practice of the individual with the small. School is a kind of orchestra practice and that private lesson a one-on-one practice. Therefore, what is missing is the consistent and constant individual practice as this analogy is another perspective on this. A musician must practice the instrument alone ALSO, moving with the small, practicing it, to accumulate a more correct and direct relationship between the instrument and the physical living reality. This builds a more natural direct practical effective focus.  There is a stage where one can get stuck, or lost, in automation so one must learn to always check, even when it appears that one is quite capable. Beyond automation is, from my experience,  the point where masters realize the most important is mastery of the smallest, the simplest of movements, as the smallest and simplest are the means to sensing the whole, or the more complex. In a way one builds trees of understanding, from the general to the subtle, and one continually cross references one's inner structure, so that there is only one ‘ picture’ very well composed, and so readable, that one can not only see what is within, but what is without at the same time. I see this as being the particle and the wave, in my limited, yet emerging awareness of this, and, as this that should never have been lost, as this is realizing the real potential of each of us, leading to a world where we as human beings work in the same manner together as that of which I speak. Overall, we can realize that processing speeds differing in measure from a third of a second, to a tenth of a second, can have great consequences in our lives, especially within the law of accumulating effects. This begs the question as to what is insecurity and what is self confidence? How are they build, or how are they formed? 

It is time to clean this up, and ensure that this mis-take in development of our children comes to an end. There is a tool to expedite this process. It is a tool to lend a more perfect practice ( one could call this a metronome, or a ski pole, or an abacus: it is a tool) , to prevent mis-understanding as cognitive dissonance, and to build a sound mind.

If you are experiencing a loss of spatial skill, or having reading problems, send me a note, and we can look at a simple and practical way to correct these problems.

Thank you for reading.

                                         Time to get the river flowing. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Reading skill development and transferring learning.

‘ In research primarily dealing with beginning readers, Samuels and other ( Samuels, 1967 , Singer et al., 1973-1974) have looked at the role of pictures in learning new words. In general the studies show that presenting words without pictures resulted in better learning, especially for poorer readers, then presenting words and pictures together. A ‘ focal attention hypothesis’ has been developed to explain these results. According to the hypothesis, the word-alone condition works better because it forces the child to focus on the word itself. The word-with-picture condition makes initial learning easier, but makes transfer of the learning more difficult, since the child focuses on cues that will not be present in the transfer task.” 
Bowker, R. (1980B). Vocabulary instruction. The state of knowledge ( Tech. Rep. #1980-4) Boston. Human Engineering Laboratories

This is a telling and interesting quote. I would add to this that there are focal distractions AND vocal distractions. 

In my previous post, I talked about the need for the group interaction, as being in the orchestra/classroom AND the lesson/private-lesson AND that individual practice with the self, just like a musician must practice the small self generations all by themselves. It is both, or all, that build to mastery. 

Learning language, the means humans use to communicate, is no different. I learned a foreign language as an adult. I practiced with a group, in a class. I did lessons in a class. I also went home, and all by myself, practiced sounding the words, practiced spelling the words, practiced RELATING the words to reality. I did not ONLY practice this ‘ music’ as the words, in the group, in the world, in the lesson. I had to do that practice of generation and fine tuning MYSELF. 

Imagine if one ALSO practiced words, just like practicing an instrument? It is the same, it is exactly the same! And it is not as difficult or overwhelming as one might initially think. Many children have mastered an instrument when given the opportunity within a seven year period. After all, our cells regenerate every seven years. Thus, to do this is not difficult. 

Most people use only about 10,000 words. If we were to break down this number of words we could learn, and practice all by ourselves, within a year, that would be - in a seven year period - about 1430 words a year. This is about 4 words per day.  Imagine doubling this and taking twenty minutes or so a day and slowing down and practicing 8 words/notes a day? Imagine practicing spelling and speaking and relating 8 words a day, for a period of seven years, by one’s self, to fine tune one’s use of words? This would be like knowing the instrument so well, one could play ANY FORM one came to interact with. ( of course here are always new forms one encounters, and sometimes, just like learning to walk, something new comes that one must slow down and learn to ‘ sense’)  In all, it would not even need to be 8 words a day, as most of us already know one aspect of many of our words, it is more that we have not practiced the spelling and speaking and defining in clarity to a self directed relationship as clearly as we could. It would not be a starting point from ground zero for many of our words, and the simple corrections would move faster than we can imagine.

We are not one-sided instruments.  We lose the joy of performing in full capacity when we do not master the sounds we generate. The real joy is becoming a master of self, which means practicing the smallest of things. Each must ALSO practice the small, learn to SELF generate words, building direct practical spatial relationships between the word and practical movement. This is the art and practice of mastering sounding and spelling the word, and defining the word as having a direct relationship to reality. The absence of this causes vocal and focal distractions because not only have we not practiced the word ourselves, alone, the words are in a singular relationship within the context in which they were learned ONLY. Of course, we do sort this out in time, yet one can realize the varying degrees of confusion this creates in classrooms, in lessons, and in personal relationships. 

Thus, in relation to words, what practices are we doing that compound over time into self generation when there are attention distractions because of a lack of individual practice?

In all, if we want to master what we communicate as words, what we sound, that individual practice with the small, as the word, and its relationship, must be clear and direct. We must be able to spell the word, speak the word, and build a direct relationship with the word and reality.  This overall, is developing self control within self focus. After all, what is self act-ualization? Anyone who has truly mastered an instrument, knows the joy of mastery. The practice of the small, by the self, is also necessary, to experience the joy that comes with self mastery.

As human beings, when we really know something, we are happy. When we are uncertain, unclear, we become anxious and insecure. Anxiety and insecurity are the markers of attention disorders, or attention transfer disorders, or inner unsorted, focal and vocal distractions. There is great joy in mastering the small, it is the means to clarity and self confidence! 

In my next post, I will talk about how effective vocabulary development, with careful direct relationships improves efficiency. 

Thank you for reading.

If you want a tool to help in that small practice of word recognition on an individual scale, send me a note.  

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Vocabulary and spelling development is no different than learning an instrument.

“ The findings for the subarea of the study reveal that the observational research indicates that less than 3% of classroom time is devoted to vocabulary development. Surveys of teachers disagree with this finding giving much higher percentages for word meaning development, Teachers say they use a limited variety of methods whereas the reading texts describe a wide variety of both direct and context methods. Many reading investigators believe that there is a lack of classroom attention to systemic vocabulary development “ ( p. 10 )
A historical examination of vocabulary development in the schools,
1900-1985 Matsuda, Lynn Goodwin, Ed. D. University of Hawaii, 1987

This is an important understanding in relation to what is happening in our schools and why there are opinions and contradictions in relation to vocabulary development. Having taught in a school, it was understood that teaching vocabulary is very difficult, and  why there is little time spent on vocabulary. There are weekly spelling tests, yet this practice is more for the student to do by themselves, as teachers must move through a set curriculum. For this reason, there is a focus on defining words using the text, as this is a valuable skill,  although it is not systemic vocabulary development. Teachers cannot be this systemic development, nor are they meant to be as the very design of public schools.

If I look at taking music lessons, what happens is one goes and has the lesson, and one may go and perform in an orchestra or music group. The lesson and the group interaction is not a time for the small details to be worked out by the self. They offer opportunities for insight, yes.  Thus, it is true that we learn from interaction and from lessons, yet that space is not the necessary individual practice that builds mastery on the small scale. It cannot be, by design.  

It is a situation where the classroom time is the lesson and the group interaction, yet it is not that practice done by the self, that is ALSO necessary. Learning language, words and spelling, must also have that careful practice, by the self, alone, building greater recognition of words, and speaking them; spelling them out, sounding them, knowing the parts, and defining them. It is the same as having music lessons. One must interact with the whole, use the whole to expand understanding AND also do that careful self directed and detailed practice. The benefit of this necessary practice is really knowing something, it is that wonderful and necessary discipline of integrating something so that self can generate with confidence. 

Overall, the above quote is correct that teachers do not do that systemic practice, because by design, they cannot. They also teach to use the text, and they model words, but they ultimately cannot go home with the student and be the necessary individual practice that leads to real mastery. 

Teachers, parents and administrators, must realize the practical nature of this. Our bodies are just like an instrument. We have lessons and we have group interactions. The practices of the group is actually being what it can be and do. Overall, nothing can replace that individual careful practice of integration. Children, or adults that have not walked this, must practice sounding the words, generating them without copying, spelling the words and placing the words into living contexts. When one practices the individual  discipline of moving with an instrument, momentum builds and one is able to process more with greater ease. Working with words is really no different. 

There are tools that organize and automate this practice for the child. What is awesome about this, is that this gives the child the sense that they are doing this themselves. How empowering would this be for a child to realize they can learn and develop with practice? What greater lesson can we give to a child?

Overall, it is important to realize the benefit and limitations of a public school. How we learn an instrument ( or a physical discipline)  is a cool analogy in relation to developing the skill of effective communication. 

If you are interested in such a tool send me a note! 

In my next blog, I will talk about vocal and focal distractions, and how within that necessary individual practice, learning the word by itself, mastering the sound and the spelling, how important it is to build a definition that is directly related to one’s living environment. 

Thank you for reading. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Reading and a consciousness of separation. Building a sound child.

I am working with  a child in reading development. In the small, as the movements as interactions with words, I can see on a small scale how much a child can see a word, right in front of them, and yet not see the word. It is as though they project a warped reality onto the word. Through the lens of processing the word, as their very ability to form information within, there are two different states imposing on the process. 

I have had children reading a book, move into telling a story, completely other than the words on the page. It is astounding to watch. If I look carefully, I can actually see that they are not focused here. I remember one time in a school, working with a girl, and as I sat right there in front of her, I could see that she was not present in what I was saying.  There was no ability to tie the words I spoke into some cognitive clarity. 

If I look at that child that began to read a story line other than what was on the page, I have to ask the question as to where the story line came from that was recited with such confidence. Babies are born not being able to do this, so this story line is not from birth, it is an after birth effect. This means that there is a ‘ ghost in the machine’ as the physical self. The focus of the child can switch from one to the other- the other being focused in what?  Punishing a child for this, only creates more emotional build up, and an emotion of fear. 

I have to ask the reader, as to why so many adults lose a spatial ability as they age? Would this not be the same thing, a separation from being focused in this reality? Would it not seem that real growth and awareness be an increase in spatial ability, just as learning to crawl and to walk is an increase in self awareness for that newly born child? How is it that this most simple of things is so difficult to realize? 

The one thing in the educational research taught in educational programs, is that the more one reads, the more words one knows, the more effective is that human being. This would mean that when one has a relationship with words that is of a direct relationship to practical reality, one is more effective. This is why we start with the ABC’s and end with the SAT’s. This is a measure of our word recognition. Although, I have met people who have a good vocabulary, and are more successful than others, they still can move into a polarized value judgement, which is a loss of practical common sense. Remember, that that child reciting something other than what is on a page, is living an exhibition of a loss of practical common sense of all things around them, they are caught in a con-science of a ‘ ghost in the machine’, a formation of things exposed to, memorized and made larger than the life around them. This begs another question; if information is learned in a non-sensorial context, alone, without practical application, can that information create a bias in two different ways, that are actually similar? Number 1. That memorized information, comes up like information does on a television screen, as a mind consciousness system, and is read, separating the presence of the child/person from being present and having a real relationship to what is present and here, and right in front of them. Number 2. that information can be well memorized, and come to be the ‘ directions” , like a manual to put together a cabinet, and thus, cause a bias in relation to reality, because if that ‘ directions’ do not, through non recognition of something in reality,  explain what is in reality with care, the person giving the directions - having practiced following inner ‘ directions’ ONLY, that person giving the directions will run into problems as the directions do not give answers and corrective balance with regards to what is actual and real. How can any directions, actually describe all possibilities that may come up when ‘ directions’ are applied to reality? 

Now, imagine trying to do this ‘ reading of directions to complete something’ in a foreign language. If one does not know the code, one is not able to do this. And if one, because of this, has made attempts to learn this ‘ code’ in script,  and encounters many emotional storms that are not cleared, and these experiences return with every attempt, causing that warping of reality,  what is going to happen in the behavior of the reader as they begin to process words? Are they basically going to encounter a huge ‘ ghost in the machine ‘ that is of a series of imperfect practices as memory? Can this get so big, that sorting this out is going to take a lot of time? Can one move forward before this is sorted out? No, one cannot move forward, or that ‘ cognitive dissonance’ is only going to grow, or take many years of the person’s life to sort out- causing much untold incapacity, which is taking away the real development of a human being. Unacceptable. 

Enough of pointing out the lack, though the examples reveal the problem. What are the solutions.

Our words must have direct relationships to living reality. Period. Another way to say this, is that our words must create a relationship of direct seeing of this reality. Meaning, when a word is spoken, that word must elicit  an actual practice of what practically exists, so that the very presence, as the focus of a human bears retention of a natural common sense of this living reality. Losing a  sense of this space, here, in this reality, is the signature of a separation from this reality. Yet, the initial presence of a child is to self direct in this reality. This  usually ends by the time a child completes kindergarten. This is the end of a cycle of seven years. Thus, the separation has taken place in the first seven years of that child’s life. Which means, the child absorbs the focus of the parents. 

Feral children, absorb the focus of the wolf, or the monkey, or the chicken, or, as with Helen Keller, they have no structured focus ability at all. Both scenarios reveal the sensitivity of a human, and what happens when that sensitivity is mis-placed. Overall, what happens is a mis-informed blueprint within that is made larger than considering what is without. This was built, thus this can be rebuilt. It is like taking a house apart and rebuilding it. This appears overwhelming, yet it is not. It is a step by step process, and can be done. It only lacks the will, which is probably because the existent state of being is already in a consciousness of separation unable to see the difference. It is a focus lost in a seed, which is a series of events rolled out onto a time line, a set body of information, rolled out on a time line, curled up into a ball, which is what a seed is. That feral child, learned a way to focus, through repetitive practice, building a type of awareness ( which probably has awesome abilities! ) that becomes how the child/entity focuses and directs themselves in this physical world.  Changing the environment of that child, means bringing them into another focus, with step by step care, just as did the teacher of Helen Keller. Can our present system of school do this? No. Is our present system of schooling a cause of a consciousness of separation? Yes. 

Now, look at the game of telephone. What happens when something whispered into an ear, moves around a circle through whisper? By the time it is passed to the last one in the circle, something completely different than what was said at the start is voiced. Imagine a ‘ ghost in the machine’ as a set body of information being passed down from one parental generation to the next- as this inner construct is a resonant construct that can come up as words and pictures, just as what a child can read that is not what is actually physically present on a page. What is going to happen over time?  Is the information over time going to become something completely different than what was initially a resonance of information? Could this accumulate through generations and become an extreme cognitive dissonance, so unclear, and so polarizing that there could be children coming into our classrooms that have even a greater degree of difficulty processing not only reality, but that same means of separation as learning information through words on a page without practical application? Could it be of such resonance that there are children who cannot distinguish between what is resonant within and what is actual without? And is our present media also exacerbating this problem? And is not the solution to rebuild with great care? And is that care not going to require a careful, step by step redirection into a relationship where each word has a direct relationship to actual reality, meaning our children must be allowed real access and physical interaction?  This is the solution. Because we adults are a product of this, are we enough, are we clear enough, have we retained all spatial ability, to be able to build a clear relationship to this reality, to clean up and redirect into what is a living relationship to this reality? We are not. None of us are. Get over it. 

Yet, we can use technology, we can use a tool, to rebuild a living relationship between words and this reality. There is nothing wrong with reading to learn, yet the background building must be clear, the real relationship built and experienced. In another words, a form of abstracting information, as reading to learn, must first have enough real background, real scaffold, real experience to create a living inner template that allows perpetual cross reference with reality ( this is what musicians do when they perform with a group) . That central focus ability, must move as seeing the parts and the whole, being able to slow down and focus on points AND reference the whole, much like the way electrons are both a particle and a wave- as the best way I can explain this. I am a product of this system, where it has taken me years to realize with greater understanding of what is going on. To have another child, lose their natural presence, to a limited and bias creating consciousness of separation, is a crime against life, and can no longer be allowed. Period.

Thus,  we will require technology to refocus us, to rebuild a natural ability to process form and function and rebuild our real capacity, as this will lead to a more stable and harmonious society. It will create greater relationships of real communion and a greater absence of a loss of spatial ability. Prevention is the best cure, after all.

If you can hear me, please send me a note, and I will share this technology. As a reading specialist, my goal is to make sure that no child is left behind, as left in separation from being present in living. Our foundational starting points are askew. Thus, the very foundation of what we are as words, must be inline with remaining present in this reality.  We are happy when we are focused, and anxious when we are not. We are happy when we are processing the information that is here, as this reality. Words on a page processed with clarity, affords us the freedom to create effectively, use out time wisely, and realize that we can be successful, and therefor create financial stability. Is this not what we all want for our children? And who other than the parents can do this, as that Helen Keller teacher is very expensive. Also, the consequence of this mis-use of the imagination, is an increase by 75% of children living at home ( very expensive) today, because they are insecure in directing themselves in a very competitive world. 

How would it feel to have a child become an adult who can effectively navigate reality and build lasting relationships and success in living? Would that not be something to be proud of? Would not one’s children be extremely grateful? 

Thank You for Reading! 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

What is Schooling overall? Why are words so important?

The more I look at learning through memorizing, the more I realize that it is, by design, a way to slow down a natural ability to be aware. This simple statement that one cannot memorize how to play an instrument and then be sent out to play it in real physical time, suddenly and effectively, makes this very simple perspective so astoundingly clear. Therefor, sending a child, in their developmental years, into a closed school room, for six hours a day, to learn to script knowledge and information without practical application is a suppression by design of a natural ability to understand and become aware of space and the way things move in this world, this world where that child becomes an adult. Accelerated learning techniques describe full physical engagement, meaning that when the total child is involved they learn with greater speed. This can, actually be measured down to fractions of seconds. It is already know that a person engaged in playing the violin has greater synaptic movement overall than reading alone.  I am honestly ashamed with myself self for having sent my children through  this kind of schooling even though I had them do many things outside of school.  I can see a loss of a sense of reality in them, even if they do not fear learning and looking around them because they have some degree of practical experience. Why are we allowing this. Why do we allow a mode of learning that scientifically does not engage the child in what naturally has more total engagement leading to greater and faster synaptic movement and retention of greater information and awareness, as it is understood that children who study a musical instrument tend to make better managers as they can think with greater critical and creative ability? Have a look, I believe that Alan Greenspan studied to become a jazz musician before he left this profession full time to eventually become chairman of the private entity known as the Federal Reserve.  My guess is that he lived what educational research has made clear, that the study of music allows/affords, a greater degree of doing the math, as words and numbers and general movements of things, in the world around one, extending to seeing consequences ( for good or bad, or right action that is what would be best for all) on many levels which is an ability of a retention of form within and a spatial sense to see how things move in the greater world around one. This is a high functioning person, able to transpose form into function, or focus on inner forms and movements and the practical action right in front of one, near and far with greater speed down to fractions of seconds! All measurable. 

When public school began, I understand that many parents were against this, their reason being that the children would lose all critical and creative thinking skills. In effect, someone who wanted to teach children, and really cared for them, would by necessity realize that how we are schooling children, through memorizing information without practical application, actually shuts down the capacity of the child. John Taylor Gato realized this, it took him some time, having taught in schools, yet he did come to realize, that children can understand, can order, can use common sense, can naturally as who and what they are in totality, retain awareness when moving in total engagement.  What is removing this natural ability is that they are being placed in a room and asked to take in information and understand it, without having any experience, any real experience.  Education, is we all know, is about experience.

Even myself as an adult, taking care of a house, can see that having lived in a house, and taken care of it, can learn, and can do, and could have learned about all the things needed to take care of a house, myself, simply by participating in doing it, being exposed to it. This can be extended into learning about the world, and how natural resources move. For example;  learning where the wood came from, learning through touching and real life caring for something, instead of spending hours of my life, in a room thinking about it! In effect, what we are doing in terms of how we educate our children, is completely backwards. 

Americans in the colonies has a 93% literacy rate, and understood enough about politics and how money moved, to collectively do something about it, which is why, changes against that understanding were made behind closed doors. For example, the centralized banking system was fought against. It was done many times, yet this is not in the history books we read in school. Who is writing those books, who is making a decision to tell a story about what happened? Having children memorizing a story, a fake news story, in a society that has rejected centralized banking again and again, reveals the why of pushing a system that is meant to  distract a child from being aware of what is really going on! Public schools are the indoctrination of a fake news story.  Today, I also read that the states get 80% of their funding from the Federal government. Take this away, and have local districts choose what storied knowledge and information is memorized ( because this is what happens, storied info!) , at present the victors are choosing what is memorized ( a method that slows down synapse movement in the brain) as a/the measured script that will be used to direct the child come adult. This is, be design a loss of a natural capacity inherent in the very design of the child.  This is done under the banner of creating civil humans.  Yet, the very nature of a human to participate, reveals a inherent desire to get along, to not cause conflict, as reaction comes from anxiety when a person feels uncertain. What would make a human uncertain is a loss of common sense, a loss of a natural ability to connect to physical practical actions that actually get thing done, such as discovering innovative ways of doing things.  This means that we, all of us, are the means of innovation when we are focused and grounded in the practical. 

The way out of this is for the children to know their words. The way out is for children to know their woods so well they are not lost in trying to decode and process and can instead hear the words, see the perspectives, realize they make no sense unless they fit into practical reality. And, this has to happen while they are young enough to not lose a natural ability to learn. Children can absorb the real physical movements of right actions that are what does no harm, right where they are in this physical and practical world all around us. They can learn the words, which are never the real thing, and a thing in themselves, to communicate and order this world, that is physical, all around us. This means that the human body is an instrument, and the words are the notes that reflect what is directly in front of us that is hidden right outside that school room classroom, reality, the physical, creation.  Cognitive dissonance, is a mirror of one’s loss of presence in what is natural, something divided, or separated into becoming ‘ thinking ‘ only, an occupation that takes one’s focus and places it into a memorized script of knowledge and information ONLY, where one lives a loss of seeing space, as the space of reality, physical and all around us, that space where when we engage with that physical reality, we build a more steady ‘ reader’ of what is within us, and what is real, as the without all around us. It gets to the point where the simplicity of this is so much easier to understand than the chaos of a mind in separation, through a mis-use of the imagination,  that can be heard in the sounds as the emotional tenor of the words a person speaks. Have a look, when a teenager is interjecting the word “ like’ into their speech, they are in effect thinking about what they are saying, and so lost in that, the degree of reading reality, as relating to reality, moves so slowly, ( and can be measured by degrees of seconds) it begs the question as to how much capacity they have to effectively be engaged in reality in seeing innovative ways to improve society for the benefit of all.  How many times have I realized I simply did not follow through because my awareness was so caught up in a limited string of information that ended up occupying my presence, that I missed what was right in front of me? How often do we realize we simply did not LOOK? If we are honest, many-many times. Now, imagine living in such a world. For this I have another story.

I once called a milk company to ask about something someone said to me, that skim milk is made from powdered milk. I could not believe this. So, I made a phone call. I was passed around to about 5 or 6 different people. Eventually, I returned to the first person with whom I spoke. I asked the same question again, and also replied that I realized I was speaking to the initial person I first encountered.  This person who denied knowing the answer at the onset, replied, “ skim milk is made from milk that has had the water taken out of it.” I replied that, yes, so it was true, that skim milk is made from powdered milk. The person said again, ‘ No, milk is made from milk that has had the water taken out of  it.”  Okay, in my mind, I thought, this is the same difference, and did not argue because the memorized script, of a form of inverted information was one that did not deny or confirm what skim milk was composed of, the answer, and the one answer was that skim milk was made from milk that had the water taken out of it.  

I can see my parents and others arguing. Meaning, an argument where more than one script of the same thing is being thrown back and forth, back and forth. And yet, the same thing is being said, and the speakers cannot realize this, because they are reading a script from memory. A memory of knowledge and information that has little practice in cross referencing reality, and therefor, has little awareness of what they are actually saying. I can also imagine a young child absorbing all this emotion behind the words, causing charges to the words they learn, as memories of parents fighting, frightening the child, which in turn places a charged emotional memory of fear into the child in tandem with the words heard. This becoming a perpetual distraction from a natural ability to see this reality directly.  Does this sound like the chaos we have all around us? What is really knowing one’s words, seeing this reality directly, and being a master of self to the degree that one can process any imbalance within, and see the practical without, to be a human who can realize innovation and practice that leads to a society of real communication and stable relationships that expand each one’s awareness of right action leading to a more peaceful and productive society of men?   What is our responsibility here? Can we bring ourselves back into who and what we really are by design, and can we purify our words, using effective refocusing tools - using unemotional technology as computers - to aid in this de-scattering of our presence into limited metaphysical holographic scripts of limited storied information to reground ourselves into the place of right actions leading to effective living in and onto this practical physical reality? 

The potential we see in our children , when they are young, is this within ourselves, something we recognize this that has been lost. We can, through prevention, build a sound mind, with clear words learned and directed towards right practical actions, and understandings, and begin the journey of correcting this within ourselves, step by step, discovery by discovery, movement by movement. We can restore our spatial ability, to reach a point where as we age, we do not lose a sense of space and can continue to enjoy driving our cars because we can focus on the real world around us. We can restore an ability to realize that milk made from milk that has had the water removed is the same as milk made from powdered milk, and laugh at the fun of playing with sound as the words we know, as we realize that we are instruments of life, that can sound what connects us to one another in ways that only expand our awareness of the joy of being in creation manifest, as the physical.

If you desire to see your child use language with ease, and realize they can learn anything they want, send me a note. We can walk this together, until it is done. 

thank you!

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Our present education system separates us from our natural capacity. What is the solution?

I realize that within cooking, when I have worked with physical cooking, I remember the basics in what it means to cook. I realize that even the flour can differ from one country to another. The amount of moisture in the air can change the way a flour works. And, that no two flours can work the same. I am sure, that in the past, when a food was harvested, just as we look at grapes that turn to wine, there was an awareness of the differences in the very nature of a given harvest food. After all, it is still a tradition to look at how the Adelweise grow in the Alps, to realize the weather for the coming year. Somehow, we have lost the sense of this, as so many products are so standardized and rendered dead to have a greater self life.  In nature, things decompose into their component parts for a reason; to circulate building block elements of all things for continued use.

I read this study, where in relation to words, a person can improve processing movements in the brain when they are physically engaged. It is as though more use of the senses increase processing of information, which would mean that ignorance is built of limitation, as having information transfer with less  sensual dimension, actually causes a slower processing speed, which in turn, if practiced, acclimates, and compounds, and becomes what one is, and all that one sees. The perfect means of control , like locking one’s self in a singular song of a singular tempo, and not being able to see outside of that. Or, one has to put an effort into changing how one acclimated to a ‘ math’ of a specific meter, and then forgot how it was done. Then, changing that ‘ math’ / tune appears to be impossible. It is difficult to move from a moving object onto the ground. Yet, this is similar to what it is like. In this case, it is like moving from less awareness into more awareness.

In this report here, when one engages physically, a word can be processed from 1/3 of a second to a tenth of a second. In this reality, in this information age, 1/10 of a second is a huge improvement. Imagine building this skill? And, imagine relating words to reality instead of memorizing a definition? If one could practice the spelling as the words with consistency, and reference, as define with a direct connection to the physical reality,  one would build stable ability to quickly recall words, and retain what is essentially a natural connection to the qualities of nature, thereby potentially restoring what has been lost, as an awareness of nature in all her variation and the balance therein.  In essence learning a set body of information, building a memory of information alone allows for great control of information, and has a tenor of moving in a counter rhythm to reality. One builds a false idol composed of information without practical application and the science behind the brain backs this up. This is also why a person while playing a musical instrument involves all of the brain. The research in music substantiates this, as people who study music, tend to make better managers, and are more able to spatially problem solve. It is, basically, which is very cool, all a math, a kind of quantum math. And, it means that placing children in a room, to study in a way that makes a body of information concrete through abstraction, by design, is a method of information control. Such control, where the parts as learning make sense, and are not ‘ bad’ are as parts within a whole, the very act of, in a scientific way as to how we work,  shuts down a natural ability to learn with greater ease, about how this world works around us. It is a crime, basically, on the human spirit, to teach a child in a box. It is not working and it cannot work. Children need to utilize all their senses and engage, embrace, connect with the physical reality we call nature around us. This is the means to realizing a natural learning ability and by extension, the potential to do, absorb, and commune with a capacity inherent in the very design of a human being. It is as though what we are doing moves counter intuitive to our very natural capacity. The consequence of of our separation into memory processing alone,  is why, as we age, we slowly, yet surely, lose our spatial ability. It is why we find it more difficult to drive, to meet people outside of our cultural and experiential comfort zones. It is why we have so many problems communicating with one another. We are in separation from who and what we really are. Religions have spoken of a veil, that veil can be called out by name, in practical, mathematical terms. We become a manufactured system of doubt, that is a consequence of misinformation and a mis-use of the mind, as imagination, our mental system is one of ordering, it is not that of us that senses. We learn to live in that mental projection alone. 

This is also why, knowing our words, which are things, because this is what humans use to communicate,  must be so well known, one need not have to think about them. It is why, what is larger than the words in many ways, is this reality around us, that one we are shut away from when we spend our days, as the early foundational years of our lives, in an enclosed box, wth a set body of limited story, as singular perspectives that have value judgements about what exists instead of understanding something to the extent we are in agreement with its nature, to thus expand within ourselves into an awareness of this physical reality. This physical and practical living space is where we create, this is where we realize, especially with such an inner structure in reciprocity with nature, we realize there are no real problems, only solutions. This a hard thing to realize when the very rhythm of self, as that inner experiential map, has accumulated behaviors of seeing only the lack- I mean what else would be built from an experience of being in that closed room of sensory deprivation and a story that cannot be argued to be false as it is not untrue from a certain perspective, yet it is a limited perspective, a lie-by-omission that causes doubt because things are missing, creating self doubt. By design, it is the manufacturing of doubt- and it uses words and builds a system that moves by association in a bubble. This a inner bias counter to seeing reality directly. It is done, and accepted by each, with sound. So, this can be compared to music. I mean, why could I sight read so many notes in my teens and not do the same with efficacy to and towards words, when I could see that something was happening to my peers? 

This is why, as I have experienced, some autistic spectrum children that have managed to learn to speak, as the body will over time self correct when given some space, as this is the natural life within, these autistic children speak such things as teaching being speaking of real experience. Or, an autistic child speaks of not being able to look an adult in the eye because they cannot bear to look at what is in humans that is what I speak of above, that is a personality, a personification of a story of information, moving in a colored busy seeming movement, intangible, yet polarized and overall sluggish. They cannot look because it is essentially counter to life, to being of a solution mind set.  Who wants to look at the focus on lack, a focus on blame and spite, self pity and jealousy,  indignation, and anger? Would this be pretty to look at? In a way, some autistic children are so cognitively dissonant that they, while trying to sort themselves out, see around the chaos, and though they cannot define the math of the separation from within, they can see it with greater clarity, which is why they choose not to look people in the eye. Forcing them to do so, is forcing them to accept the unacceptable- which is probably why so many become nervous around them, because it makes one aware of what one has accepted that can no longer be hidden in their presence. Some, give up, and begin to live in their imaginations alone, because they see no way out. The very act of stimming, is simply a more exaggerated movement of personality constructs within the so-called normal. If we look at all the pains in our bodies we can realize they are us physically resisting what is a natural ability to sense this world around us. 

The way out, is to direct our focus onto the physical reality. As accelerated learning techniques reveal, it is to change the focus within to our immediate surroundings and what happens on the greater stage of this earth, as other countries, and as how things are moved around this globe. Meaning how money moves, how resources move- those resources that are moving constantly, while needed resources never seem to make it to war torn areas. It means to engage the physical body, just as is natural within music. It means to take more time in one’s surroundings and less time watching information flow through a box. It means entertaining the self, with physical reality. It means learning the words, for these things to communicate and do the real math of life, where naturally full sensory engagement is a faster way to learn. When we read and speak and listen and touch we remember a much greater percentage of our exposure. The world around us speaks to us, as the nature of itself, yet we are not listening, we are not engaged, we are not accepting the inherent physical capacity within ourselves as who and what we are. Is it no wonder so many children act out in school? It is, and one can delineate this, based on science, that placing a child in a box, to learn is counter to real learning. One cannot know a tiger in a zoo, one cannot memorize how to play the violin and then suddenly be able to play the violin. For parents, the cost of informing a child into a state of lack, as what this is by name, is very very costly. The costs of lack, in this age, will create a child that will end up living at home well into their adult years. Very expensive. Remember, there are more honor students in China than students in America, and India is making choices in teaching that meet the more natural needs of how a child develops. Also, they do not have a huge entrenched bureaucracy, it is easier for them to do new things.  Therefor, it is up to parents to inform their children, and/or stand to change the local schools while the schools remain in the hands of the communities, where people are selected to be on the school boards. 

Because we are all products of this system, and because we are so capable of sensing, we absorb what is this that is a mis-information in those around us in our developmental years, so we become the same, not understanding how we actually work.  And, to deny that we can know how we work is to resist the means of this all around us, as that media and that information being memorized in a box, because this framework of information is presented in bias creating platforms away from this natural world. Thus, we know. It is right in front of us. Because of this, we can use technology, to inform us without us absorbing chains of emotional value judgements clouding us into a ‘ song’/measure/tune /meter that is counter intuitive to nature, to the practical, to applying our actions in accord with the chord of nature.  Our measure of separation causes, by design, a bias from real awareness, and occupies the ability of our natural presence to expand in awareness of reality, because we are caught in juggling a manufactured doubt that is limited information creating a misuse of ordering done in our imaginations.  We can use technology to build clean placeholders of information, as words, to have a clean movement of associating words to reality. Thereby, using our presence, as our spatial ability, to remember itself to nature, this reality, this earth, as see more directly how things are moving on this earth, changing our perspective, with ease, to many angles, the near and the far, and processing more clearly what information in spoken and written word comes towards us. If anything, we adults should have more presence as we spend time one earth, not less. 

If you had a tool, that enabled a retention of a natural learning ability directed to process this reality and the spoken and written word, with presence, and with ease, to realize - or to retain - a natural sensibility to space and time, as the imagination processing and ordering this world, like a ski pole orders a subsequent movement, or a metronome orders a space to narrow a focus onto small actions, what would that we worth in this age of information that is also the age of acceleration, where automation is taking those jobs our schools are locked into teaching through burdensome bureaucracies that change incrementally like an emotional lag, and are, therefor, not in synch with the jobs of the future, that will be jobs that demand critical and creative thinking skills, that is when a person has some use of ordering things in this reality with a greater speed and ease, what would such a tool be worth? Ask yourself what the costs of not having this kind of development would be for your children.... and for yourself. 

If you can hear what I am saying, and would like to build a well informed child, send me a note and we can work together to get this done.

Thank you for reading!