Education Related Quotes
The ability to fire or ask for a person's resignation without due process is a perfect example for the granting of tenure to teachers.
It is easier to move a cemetery than to affect a change in curriculum
Everyone has theories and differ not in whether they use theory but in the degree to which they are aware of the theory they use.
Students should question what they are taught and learn for themselves.
The mind thinks with ideas [concepts], not with information [facts].
It is a grave error to suppose that the joy of seeing and seeking can be furthered by compulsion or sense of duty.
The level of the development of a country is determined, in considerable part, bt the level of development of its people's intelligence.
"I sometimes wish I could be like Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz’. I wish a tornado would grab mom and me up and blow us far away to another land. But if that tornado never comes to takes us away... then I will do it myself."
The deeper we look into nature, the more we realize that it is full of life, and the more profoundly we know that all life is a secret and that we are united with all life that is in nature. Man can no longer live for himself alone. We must realize that all life is valuable and that we are united to all life. From this knowledge comes our relationship to the universe.
This is the most important generation of educators that has ever lived because we’re the last generation that has any chance of averting mass extinction.
Is the Earth a machine or a living organism? Is it a market place or a garden? Are people consumers or are they creators? Are fish a cold-blooded lower species or are they a fellow clan? Are those woods cellulose cemeteries or ancient forests? Do I know each of you personally because we breathe the same air- and because the water of this planet runs through our veins as blood?
It is a fact nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little planet, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail.
If I had influence with the good fairy which is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantment of later years, the sterile preoccupation with things that are artificial, the alienation from the sources of our strength.
When did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first you have to make them feel worse.
I’ve come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.
...children learn independently, not in bunches; they learn out of interest and curiosity, not to please or appease the adult power; and they ought to be in control of their learning, deciding for themselves what they want to learn and how they want to learn it.
As long as it’s important for adults to win, They are making losers out of children.
We can’t get where we need to go, in the short time we have left, in a linear progression. We can’t do it at all unless we make some big jumps in how we see things.
We learn... 10% of what we read
20% of what we hear
30% of what we see
50% of what we both see and hear
70% of what is discussed with others
80% of what we experience personally
95% of what we teach someone else
You can’t teach a man anything, You can only help him find it within himself.
Only the educated are free.
He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.
Don't appear to be rushed, even if you are.
I know what the answer is. I want to know a problem for it.
Thinking is an indicator of success not the answer.
There is a difference between playing school and learning.
Should you teach "business letters" or teach something so students want to write a business letter?