Monday, March 01, 2010
Education and Free Range Chickens
by Callie on Monday, March 01, 2010
The chickens were out today and went free ranging in a wider area than usual. I think they were happy to be warm and out in the sun having fun finding stuff to eat.
I was searching around for information about chickens that free range in forests and I came up with this pdf titled Creating An Environment For Free Range Chickens. Ok, I thought, this should be interesting.
But! It is not about chickens except by way of comparison. The article is about how to raise children to be "free range chickens" vs "battery hens."
I never thought of education with free range chickens in mind, but it is true that I had some teachers, very few, who taught their students how to think, how to learn, and to recognize their capabilities and expand them. Most teachers I had treated us as robots (or battery hens.)
I never though of my chickens free ranging as an example of an ideal learning environment. Works for me. Amazing! You just never know what you are going to find on the net.
(March 1, 2009)
I think I must have been desperate for something to post.
Those were great oranges!
[3 eggs today]
Laid on the wood shavings.