one thing leads to another


to interact

to be allied with

to narrate or relate

make a logical or causal connection

to link with in logical or natural association

to establish or demonstrate a connection between

to be in a relationship with, have a relationship to, bring into relation with.

Martin Buber explains human interaction with the world can be defined by two personal attitudes: I-It and I-Thou.

People address existence in two ways:

I-It: People hold the attitude of the "I" towards an "It", towards an object that is separate in itself, which we either use or experience.

I-It refers to the world of experience and sensation.

I-Thou: The attitude of the "I" towards "Thou", in a relationship in which the other is not separated by discrete bounds.

I-Thou describes the world of relationships.

The I-Thou relationship cannot be explained.

Nothing can intervene in the I-Thou relationship as it always exists.

Martin Buber believed human life finds its meaningfulness in relationships.

All of our relationships bring us ultimately into relationship with God, who is the Eternal Thou.

Like the I-Thou relation, love is a subject-to-subject relationship.

Love is not a relation of subject to object, but rather a relation in which both members in the relationship are subjects and share the unity of being.

"To evaluate a teacher walk into a classroom, sit down and listen.

Listening to good teaching, you hear a familiar refrain.

It goes like this: What is the relation between ... and ... ?

Good teaching is about taking strands of information and looking for realtion and broadening the context.

Endless test preparation has the opposite effect.

Endless test preparation shrinks context.

Endless test preparation reduces inquiry.

Endless test preparation mitigates against Socratic dialogue draining much of the passion from teaching and learning.

The irony is that young students begin seeing relations.

The challenge for teachers is to build on that foundation, to encourage students to seek realtions between, say, fractions and percentages, or between lobbying and legislation, or between Copernicus and Darwin, or between the main characters in two different novels.

I like to ask my students why the food in India, Africa and Mexico is so much spicier than the food in Ireland, Iceland and Finland.

Typically, lots of theories are advanced and eventually (and perhaps with some guidance) students use their knowledge of geography, chemistry, botany and biology to make the connection that will lead to an explanation.

We teachers call this "thinking across the curriculum."

Once students start seeing how and why seemingly disparate topics are related, and more important, once they start looking for and making those connections, then the teacher will have performed that special kind of classroom alchemy - turning passive receivers of knowledge into active participants in the learning process.

The answer to the spice question:

First, spices grow in equatorial regions; and second in hotter climates, food rots more quickly, so spices are needed to preserve the food and, later, to mask the rancid smell." - Jeff Lantos

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