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A child educated only at school
is an uneducated child.

George Santayana

   

To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.  To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education.  I call it intrusion.        -Muriel Spark

   
Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.       -Roger Lewin
   
Education is more than schooling.  It is a cast of mind, a willingness to see the world with an endless sense of curiosity and wonder.
   If you would be truly educated, you must adopt this cast of mind.  You must open yourself to the richness of your everyday experience--to your own emotions, to the movements of the heavens and the languages of birds, to the privations and successes of people in other lands and other times, to the artistry in the hands of the mechanic and the typist and the child.  There is no limit to the learning that appears before us.  It is enough to fill us each day a thousand times over.        -Kent Nerburn
    
No one who worships education has got the best out of education. . . . Without a gentle contempt for education no person's education is complete.        -G.K. Chesterton
  
Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.       -William Haley

    
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think--rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other people.       -Bill Beattie
  
Real education must ultimately be limited to people who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.       -Ezra Pound
   
I've come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom.  It's my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous.  I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or de-humanized.        -Haim Ginott
  
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a person’s training begins, it is probably the last lesson he or she learns thoroughly.       -Thomas Henry Huxley
  
Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.       -William Haley
  
I've come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom.  It's my daily mood that makes the weather.  As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous.  I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.  I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.  In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or de-humanized.        -Haim Ginott
  
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.       -W. B. Yeats
  
It can be tempting to blame others for our loss of direction.  We get lots of information about life but little education in life from parents, teachers, and other authority figures who should know better from their experience.  Information is about facts.  Education is about wisdom and the knowledge of how to love and survive.       -Bernie Siegel
  
Education does not mean teaching people to know what they do not know; it means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.       -John Ruskin
   
The biggest dilemma in education today is the differing visions of what an educated person means.  To do well on tests is often more important than helping young people really be prepared to deal with the tests of life.       -Linda Lantieri
  
You know that I don't believe that anyone has ever taught anything to anyone.  I question the efficacy of teaching.  The only thing that I know is that anyone who wants to learn will learn.  And maybe a teacher is a facilitator, a person who puts things down and shows people how exciting and wonderful it is and asks them to eat.      -Carl Rogers
  
It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts. . . it is to teach them to think, if that is possible, and always to think for themselves.        -Robert Hutchins

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I am not a teacher; only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way.  I pointed ahead–ahead of myself as well as of you.        -George Bernard Shaw
  
Boredom will always remain the greatest enemy of school disciplines.  If we remember that children are bored, not only when they don't happen to be interested in the subject or when the teacher doesn't make it interesting, but also when certain working conditions are out of focus with their basic needs, then we can realize what a great contributor to discipline problems boredom really is.  Research has shown that boredom is closely related to frustration and that the effect of too much frustration is invariably irritability, withdrawal, rebellious opposition or aggressive rejection of the whole show.        -Fritz Redl
  
Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities--that's training or instruction--but is rather a making visible what is hidden as a seed. . . To be educated, a person doesn't have to know much or be informed, but he or she does have to have been exposed vulnerably to the transformative events of an engaged human life. . . One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated.      -Thomas Moore
  
Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.      -John Dewey
  
The aim of education is the knowledge not of fact, but of values.        -William R. Inge
  
  
There is only one Education, and it has only one goal:  the freedom of the mind.  Anything that needs an adjective, be it civics education, or socialist education, or Christian education, or whatever-you-like education, is not education, and it has some different goal.  The very existence of modified "educations" is testimony to the fact that their proponents cannot bring about what they want in a mind that is free.  An "education" that cannot do its work in a free mind, and so must "teach" by homily and precept in the service of these feelings and attitudes and beliefs rather than those, is pure and unmistakable tyranny.        -Richard Mitchell
  
The modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class, because they do not realize how little they know.        -William R. Inge
  
Much education today is monumentally ineffective.  All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.        -John W. Gardner
  

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