What can Sam’s friend (the one who would, not could not try green eggs and ham) teach teachers about trying something new?

Are you as amazed at all of the new requirements in education as I am? Sometimes I want to say “I do not like them here or there, I do not like them anywhere!”  But that Sam is a persistent little bugger isn’t he?  And he keeps trying to make the new things less scary.

tagxego appleTry them on a boat, with a goat,
in the rain, on a train,
in the dark, in a tree,
in a car, in a box,
with a fox, in a house,
and with a mouse.

Every so often we do need to take a bite and try something new.


When it comes to trying new things it can be scary. We don’t think we’ll be capable.  We think it’s a bad idea. We don’t know where to start.  We wonder what’s next if we go through with this.

The new ideas just might be foolish if you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into. Green balut and haggis, anyone?

Before you build a better mousetrap, make sure you have some mice out there. – Yogi Berra

But every so often we do need to take a bite and try something new.  Eggs Benedict, maybe?   Dean Radin, a researcher and author in the field of parapsychology,  describes four stages of new idea adoption:

The first is “It’s impossible”
The second is “Maybe it’s possible, but it’s weak and uninteresting”
The third is, “It’s true and I told you so”
And the fourth is, “I thought of it first”




There are many times when changing and trying something new leads you to discover something delicious. Note our niece (below) as her precious face changes. Look what wonderful things you can discover – you go first!

Our niece trying fruit for the first time.  :)

Our niece trying fruit for the first time.  🙂

Ella now

Then again a few week later!









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