A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him. – James Baldwin All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education. – Sir Walter Scott An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t. – Anatole France An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin An eternal question about children is, how should we educate them? Politicians and educators consider more school days in a year, more science and math, the use of computers and other technology in the classroom, more exams and tests, more certification for teachers, and less money for art. All of these responses come from the place where we want to make the child into the best adult possible, not in the ancient Greek sense of virtuous and wise, but in the sense of one who is an efficient part of the machinery of society. But on all these counts, soul is neglected. – Thomas Moore Another merit of home is that it preserves the diversity between individuals. If we were all alike, it might be convenient for the bureaucrat and the statistician, but it would be very dull, and would lead to a very unprogressive society. – Bertrand Russell Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. – Anne Sullivan Education is not the filing of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. – William Butler Yeats What we want to see is the child in pursuit of knowledge, not knowledge in pursuit of the child. – George Bernard Shaw Teaching does not make learning; organized education operates on the assumption that children learn only when and only what and only because we teach them. This is not true. It is very close to 100% false. Learners make learning. – John Holt
Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. – Roger Lewin
I never teach my students; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. – Albert Einstein
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. – Mark Twain
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