Quotes about Education
It`s the inspired student that continues to learn on their own. That`s what separates the real achievers in the world from those who pedal along, finishing assignments.
The best educators are the ones that inspire their students. That inspiration comes from a passion that teachers have for the subject they`re teaching.
Some people get an education without going to college; the rest get it after they get out.
When students cheat on exams it`s because our school system values grades more than students value learning.
Better to be uneducated than educated by your government.
Education is what people do to you, and learning is what you do to yourself.
Science is a co-operative enterprise, spanning the generations. It`s the passing of a torch from teacher to student to teacher. A community of minds reaching back to antiquity and forward to the stars.
One of the most important gifts we can give our children is the confidence to say "I don`t know." It`s the foundation from which we begin our investigation of the world: asking questions, taking the necessary time to understand the answers, and searching for new answers when the ones we have in hand don`t seem to work. The feeling of not knowing is also the source of wonder and awe.
We live in a society where people are uncomfortable with not knowing. Children aren`t taught to say "I don`t know," and honesty in this form is rarely modeled for them. They too often see adults avoiding questions and fabricating answers, out of either embarrassment or fear, and this comes at a price. When children are embarrassed by or afraid of the feeling of not knowing, they are preoccupied with escaping their discomfort, rather than being motivated to learn. This robs them of the joy of curiosity. Let`s celebrate the feelings of awe and wonder in our children, as the foundation for all learning. Let`s teach children to say "I don`t know" and help them understand the power behind it. Let`s talk to them about how it feels to not know something. And, finally, let`s be honest with children about the limits of our own knowledge.
Instant feedback turns teaching moments into learning outcomes.
Education is that which remains if one has forgotten everything else he learned in school.
Anyone who would attempt the task of felling a virgin forest with a penknife would probably feel the same paralysis of despair that the reformer feels when confronted with existing school systems.
We are an intelligent species and the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect the brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.