Friday, October 1, 2010

Quotable Quotes on Learning

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The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
~ John Lubbock

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
~ Albert Einstein

The single most important contribution education can make to a child's development is to help him towards a field where his talents best suit him, where he will be satisfied and competent. We've completely lost sight of that. Instead we subject everyone to an education where, if you succeed, you will be best suited to be a college professor... And we evaluate everyone along the way according to whether they meet that narrow standard of success. We should spend less time ranking children and more time helping them identify their natural competencies and gifts, and cultivate those. There are hundreds and hundreds of ways to succeed and many, many different abilities that will help you get there.
~ Howard Gardner, Multiple Intelligences

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
~ Theodore Roosevelt

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.
~ Oscar Wilde 

1 comment:

JILL O. MILES said...

I loved this quote I came across this week,

"The great obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge."
— Daniel J. Boorstin

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