The purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. -- Dan Pink, Free Agent Nation
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Short Quotes to Drive School Reform
What short quotes could help teachers focus on what they can do in their classrooms -- today -- to move along school reform?
The teacher of today is the GUIDE on the SIDE, not the sage on the stage.
- aphorism passed on by senior teachers
Education is NOT the filling of a pail, but rather the LIGHTING of a FIRE. -- W. B. Yeats
Most students might forget what you taught them, but they will always remember how you treated them. -- aphorism passed on by senior teachers
A big obstacle to bringing Computer Assisted instruction into the classroom is the teacher, because teachers love to perform. -- Dr. Abraham Fischler
Jack is a boy from Brooklyn who dropped out of school to avoid terminal boredom.
-- biography of an entrepreneur
I never let school get in the way of my education. -- Mark Twain
Drive out fear. -- W. Edwards Deming
Never do for a child what a child can do for himself. -- Maria Montessori
There are 2 billion children in the developing world. Instead of asking their teachers to "reinvent the wheel" every day, why not share lesson plans that work with those 59 million teachers? -- Gordon Dryden (Get his 1999 book as a digital book -- free -- thelearningweb.net)
Keep Teacher Talking Time to a minimum. -- CELTA training
What other "pithy" and focused items can you quote? What short thoughts can transform a classroom? Send your suggestions to TheEbookman@gmail.com
Thomas Friedman's columns
WhatDoYaKnow.com by Dennis Yuzenas
EdReformer.com by Tom vander Ark
TheStudentisTheClass.com by Abraham S. Fischler
TheLearningWeb.net by Gordon Dryden and J. Vos
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