Friday, March 25, 2016

What are the behaviors of an imperfect practice? What are our seeds of information?

The starting point reveals the ending point.
Why does education begin with the abc’s and end with the SAT?
How are we informed? What does sport development reveal? What does what informs a musician reveal about how we work, that which is hidden in plain sight?
How does this translate into a child with a slow processing speed?
What are the ‘ terrible twos’? Is it the seeds of information from a previous generation resonating?
Why do we not see the ends reveal the means? Or, the means  ( a measure) reveal the end/outcome?

Why is there so much busy-ness between the starting point of abc and the ending point of the SAT? Why is what is simple, made so complicated? 

What is a personality dis-oder?

What is cognitive dissonance?

Why do words refine thought?

Why did you look around the room hoping someone else would raise their hand in class because you did not have the means of communication as words, structured within you, to be able to respond? Why could you not SPELL out the answer? 

Had you practiced the 10,000 hours of mastering your abcs so that you are prepared for the SAT, so you could further your education and get a good job, so your parents would not have to take care of you? And, so that you could help your parents when they were older?

What dos all this mean? What does this look like in personification?

I worked with a girl who was very behind in her ability to participate in the world without extensive help.

In the beginning, there was a moment where she looked at me and asked me to praise her.  In that moment I was shocked. Me, who had taken years of one-on-one violin lessons, where this would not be allowed, because the proof was in the generation of the notes. The value was in generating the music, it spoke for itself. One knew when one was clear, balanced, the measure of sound stable and clear. Praise or reprimand did not necessarily come into it. It was more a sense of ease and a smile, when something hit clarity. There was no need for praise. Hard to believe, but in some ways, needing to praise is in itself a red flag. A joy interaction and discovery is its own reward.

Thus, I reminded the girl that she had been working hard, and that what she had learned was something that is on going, we refine and improve over our lives.  She calmed down and moved forward.

Yet, that emotional reaction and that intense desire for praise, as an answer to feeling overwhelmed within change , even change that happened step by small step laid bare the experiences this young woman had lived. The very measure of her experience.

Had she ever self generated? Had she ever really had the opportunity to self monitor?  And what gains she made been so slow that she held her gains as an accomplishment from a starting point of of such inner chaos that this became an entity within her, as a belief, that the very idea of further development had to move through all that past experience of a slow gain, and the constant praise that motivated her, causing a measure a ‘ order of practice’ that became something she felt comfortable moving within, the boundaries of this when changed upset the whole movement of her? Quite the construct!

Gently, the process of learning words was again structured, to give the means to move forward. Each word practiced, to remove all these associations built from past practices, and the opportunity to self monitor and generate what the abc’s do that can lead to a level of word recognition and meaning generation necessary to survive in our modern world of information. 

A few days later, this girl was doing this on her own. She was no longer moving into emotional reactions, personas of the past. She would sit, and when she missed a word, slump in her chair. But, only for a moment. She then, without begging for praise, sat up, and moved onto the next word. This word she happened to catch. All that information, because we seed into ownership an imperfect practice just as we seed a perfect practice,  from her past she moved through on her own and she caught the word. Then she went into joy, her own self generated joy. Her body , so full of misinformation, tensed up, and yet there, within her, came the smallest of sounds, expressing her joy, all on her own, for herself, that she had typed the word correctly.  And that was the beginning of the end, a move into a perfect practice that rebuilt that memory of experiences into an order that could become grounded in more and more self confidence to follow through and become the master of self. Is this not the gift we all owe to our children?

If you want to experience what this is about, please send me a note, in the response box. If you want a presentation, please contact with a request - I will not post the responses.  I also give presentations to groups.  If we want to get this world in order, it starts within each of us. And, since humans use language,  that and with the help of technology, we have the tools to order a perfect mind. Then, just like the leaves on a tree, we will find that we all fit, and that each expression is here in support of us all, it is after all a symbiotic physical world.  It is our responsibility to ensure that our children reach their full potential. What would it feel like, for a parent, to be self empowered to and towards this goal? After all, learning is natural, and we are each incredible machines able to learn what ever we want, once we understand what is hidden in plain sight. 

Abracadabra, we are the words we effectively know. We grow into the tree of what measure/word we allow to inform us. Does your persona fit into effective behaviors that lead to success and a good paying job?

Monday, March 21, 2016

Does it begin with spelling our words?

In working one on one with children, the importance of being able to spell and speak words relates to the processing ability of the child. 

If a student or child lacks the ability to spell words, of which speaking is an indicator of, then we can ask ourselves if our children really know their words. If they cannot generate them, speak them, spell them then how can they construct their potential? How can they see the detail of the specific and the overall view of the general, as men naturally categorize and oder. We begin doing this the day we are born. We learn to crawl and walk; we order the space around us, we imitate the words of our parents- the measure the words convey, the values the parents convey.  This is how absorbent we are. Other species have this same ability, they imitate and absorb. This is the point of opportunity too. Without opportunity, we cannot build the means to express our real potential.

Humanity is also by nature, social. This makes sense in the nature of a natural ability to learn. It is when we interact with other people, and things and animals that we learn. we learn when we are exposed to the physical reality. We learn when we have the opportunity to speak our perceptions, as this is a way to build perspective through hearing the insights of others. Thus, when we cannot spell our words, we get caught up in the lack of this ability. When we practice this lack, we become what we practice, hence we come to define ourselves as an experience of lack. Yet, the means of development within becoming what we practice, makes it very clear that the solution is to realize what we have practiced and to practice a more perfect form, or imitate a more perfect form. 

We can start through a perfect practice, as the words we know. The words we know so well, we no longer have to think about the spelling, and can use the word as a placeholder of information, to form a well ordered and perfect mind to reference our experience with the world around us, that is in constant change. This is how a person can become what a well informed man does so well, face the unexpected with immediate solutions. It is all a math that can be learned by anyone, because a human can absorb great detail when given the opportunity.

Because people use language, words are the perfect tool to organize information. It would not matter if one becomes a painter, or a carpenter, each person on this earth can also learn the means of human communication and use this to order whatever skill they are inclined to develop. After all, one can master a skill, yet if it cannot be communicated, that person cannot be heard and that skill is hard to share with others to allow the awareness and development of such a skill, to reach the perspectives of those who have not had the means to reach such levels of skill. Sharing is a way to process measure making the next person reach a skill level in a shorter amount of time.

If we understand that a seed is information, then the community of men can develop the ability to process by seeding perfect information, so that the next generation reaches greater levels of development, thereby increasing the awareness of each man on earth. Within this, we can understand how evolution moves, and ensure that our children reach greater levels of capacity. It is a lot similar to computers, and how men have managed to minimize mechanical processes into smaller and smaller measures, to give all the means of access to information. Within this, if we know our words, and can spell, we can hold information and assess that information and then apply the practice of that information with ease, building living situations where the community realizes the value of this, and interacts in respect of how this works, understanding that each of us are responsible to become the potential inherent in the structure of how all this works. In this, there is no need to have someone validate this, it is here, hidden in plain sight.

The research in education reveals that success has a relationship to words. Words are spells, they are placeholders of information. The measure of the word must be pure in relation to the information the word conveys. Then when we speak, we speak in tune, in clarity, in precision. When we generalize, we see a perspective about something. Thus, words allow us to generalize and allow us to share the perspective of the details. If we allow the generalizations about reality to become a truth that fits all, we are in effect becoming superstitious.  One way to realize this, is to look at one’s social circles, where one may have a friend who is of another race. One realizes that that friend is hard working, industrious and desires to be responsible. And yet, with information touted in media, a different measure of value can be imparted about that persons original culture or race. Then, the general story is not equal to the personal story. We then justify, believing that what we know is the exception to the rule. This is two contrasting in-forms. It begs the question as to where the practical experience is not in sync with the perspective about a distant experience.
This means that one cannot accept information without investigation. To investigate, we must be able to spell, to assess information and relate its values to practical reality, to understand the disconnect between contrasting information as indirect experiences and direct experiences. When we know our words, and use them to form reflections about information, we can use a natural ability to quantify information and reorder it, while at the same time, realizing the practical in plain sight. This is how words can be an incredible tool to order information, creating placeholders that are stable, and that we can hold to pan-in and pan-out to quantify many aspects and form a more perfect action that cares for what we all enjoy, participating in society, which means participating in life.

Because of the consequence of an imperfect practice, having forgotten in our busy lives how this all works, we can use technology to automate spelling skills development, to ensure that we can spell all those words research in education reveals leads to success. Few parents have the time to walk the practice that requires a little bit of time every day, in their busy lives, and few school systems, that are required within a limited time frame to impart information, have the time to make sure that body of students know each word so well they then can use their space and time to generate meaning. After all, wouldn’t more time spent generating meaning, educe the practice of relating to processing in spatial reality? Would knowing our words in a clean and clear way, allow a natural ability in each and every one of us to quantify space AND time ( as memory) and build an interactive society that realized the potential of each fit perfectly into the orchestra that is what life is? 

Hence, we can automate learning to spell our words, integrating them as placeholders of information to build a natural ability to process information. Such a tool would remove the stress many parents feel in making sure their children are well educated.  After all, only  a parent spends the most time with the child, and can be right there, with the help of technology, to realize the importance of an effective vocabulary. The joys of the expression in a child when they realize they can learn anything because they no longer are caught in a lack of being able to communicate, is a child with self confidence and self esteem. A child who can go out into the world and process information no longer fears participating in life. A child that can process information, with ease, and without fear, can earn a good living, being there for the parents as the parents were there for them. 

If you are a parent or a school and are interested in spelling skills development that is cost effective and self empowering for the child, leave me a note.
Thank you for reading, very much appreciated.

In the next few blogs I am going to describe behaviors that reflect the consequence of not knowing our words.