Monday, March 26, 2012

Fried Philosophy for Educators

Getting back on the high road this Monday with a little educational philosophy. I found all these great quotes searching for some insight and wall art ideas for our meeting room. Five minutes in, and what gems I've already found.

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." Andy Warhol

“If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.” ― Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

“The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed -- it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.” ― Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

“Greatness and nearsightedness are incompatible. Meaningful achievement depends on lifting one's sights and pushing toward the horizon.” ― Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

“The monkeys solved the puzzle simply because they found it gratifying to solve puzzles. They enjoyed it. The joy of the task was its own reward.” ― Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”― Mahatma Gandhi

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela

“When you know better you do better.” ― Maya Angelou

“Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.” ― Mark Twain

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” ― Robert Frost

“[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” ― Jim Henson, It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider

“Try not to have a good time...this is supposed to be educational.” ― Charles M. Schulz

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ― W.B. Yeats


Anonymous said...

Amy,I always enjoy reading your posts:) Today's just seemed to fit the mood. I hope you don't mind that I shared one of the quotes.

Anonymous said...

I am thrilled you like these quotes Pam! Yes, we have been on the SAME PAGE lately. So glad these helped. Sure helped me finding and reading them.

Anonymous said...

When you know better you do better - love Maya!