Thursday, October 18, 2007

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."
-Malcolm Forbes

"The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals…We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate…"
-Martin Luther King, Jr


Pitima said...

Hoy en día, educar es una tarea muy difícil. Los niños son muy listos y te ponen a prueba todos los días. Estoy de acuerdo en que educar no es meter datos en la cabeza, eso podría volver loco a cualquiera que no tenga criterio. Educar es enseñar a vivir y a observar el mundo con mente abierta...
Mi inglés es muy malo, espero entiendas mejor mi castellano y así practiques.
Un saludo, y gracias por haber venido a mi blog..

Anonymous said...

oxoxo ;) TB

Endlessly restless said...

Aye I like these - prompted some thoughts of my own

His Girl Friday said...

Hola Pitima!

Gracias por visitar mi blog. Entiendo lo que Ud. escribió y me gusta que Ud. ha expresado sus ideas. ¡Tenía una risa que Ud. escribió a que su inglés es malo! Mi español está mejorar, poco por poco; ¡y gracias por su paciencia con mi gramática! ¡Será bueno a comunicarse con suyo y intercambiar ideas! Por supuesto, si no entiendo, pediré la clarificación. ¡Espero que todo esté bien con Ud. y su familia!

His Girl Friday said...

Hi TB, thank you! :)x

Hi Endlessly Restless!

I do love quotes, for the thoughts and questions they provoke! I'm glad that you found some interest in these! :)

storyteller said...

I love quotes too. I used to post one daily in my classroom as "food for thought". I encouraged my students to jot these down in their notebooks and share the ideas with others. Quarterly I'd check on their progress, giving a grade based on the number of quotes submitted divided by the number of school days. Some kids created lovely books of these collected thoughts. Others gave me scribbled notes. Most raised their GPA on this one (thinking it a "gift" grade). Sometimes I wonder whether any of those individuals still gather inspiring thoughts to contemplate and share. I hope so.