Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Educational philosophies, in up to 20 words

Here's mine:

Schools are not benign. Kids learn to be what they're labeled relative to other students. Then they bear that out.


What's yours? The only rule is this: No more than 20 words.

12 comments:

Bron Stuckey said...

Every child has a passion within them. It is our job as educators to help them find and follow it.

JMakemson said...

Education is mastering the visual memory through experience: To visualize, create, problem solve, internalize, reflect, and most importantly to share.

sstickney said...

Education is questioning everything and challenging the answers.

Anonymous said...

School as it is is an old mold. You can pour and pound; most won't fit. Time for something new.

Anonymous said...

Learners' growth doesn't happen like that in a graph; rather, like plant roots--legitimate plant roots; teach to that.

-M

Caro said...

Learning is watching the world unfold in sharply beautiful ways. Without learning, what world exists? We learn, in order to be.

...Maria Solomou said...

Learning happens always and everywhere. We just need to grab those experiences and make them ours.

gary marsh said...

learning is what people do naturally. Our job is to maximize the richness of the individual's learning environment.

Burair Kothari said...

Understand education at many levels; have multiple foci. Discover growth opportunities considering interactions between individuals, groups and societies.

Ben Kovitz said...

50% doing the real thing, 40% exercises, 10% talking about it.

Anonymous said...

Oceanic cadavers educate; to which most cannot relate. Tantrums by the school held; into which nothing shall be dwelled. Teach.

Doug Holton said...

Students don't learn from watching or reading, they learn from doing or imagining doing.

 

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