21st Century Education

Do not confine your children to your own learning for they were born in another time.  Hebrew Proverb

In times of change, it is the learners that will inherit the earth while the learned will find themselves beautifully equipped for a world that no longer exists.   Eric Hoffer

EDUCATION is equipping our children to walk through doors of opportunity. L. B. Johnson

Blogs and wikis are changing who we are as learners, preparing us for a future driven by peer production and networked learning.    Bill Ferriter

If we don’t MODEL what we teach, we are TEACHING something else.    Abraham Maslow

Increasingly, those who use technology in ways that expand their global connections are more likely to advance, while those who do not will find themselves on the sidelines. 2009 Horizon Report

All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.     John W. Gardner

I can’t create MY future with tools from YOUR past.   Student comment in the TeacherTube video
No Future Left Behind

Sometime, in the not-too-distant future, these will probably be known as “the good old days.” Eric Harvey and Steve Ventura

For the first time in history, we are preparing students for a future we cannot clearly describe.  David Warlick

Communication, collaboration, and creativity are the skills that will help people be globally competitive in the 21st Century.    Education Innovation website

Literacies, skills, and disciplines ought to be pursued as TOOLS that allow us to enhance our understanding of important questions, topics, and themes. Howard Gardner

Education needs to be geared toward the HANDLING of data rather than the ACCUMULATION of data. David Berlo

Effective technology is like oxygen – ubiquitous, necessary, and invisible.    Chris Lehmann

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.   Martin Luther King, Jr.

For our twenty-first century kids, technology is their birthright.  Mark Prensky

When the students of tomorrow sit in the classrooms of yesterday, it is our teachers who are failing. Bill Ferriter

The more powerful…technology becomes, the more indispensable good teachers are. Michael Fullan

Information, communication, and media technologies are the high-octane fuel that drives global interdependence.   Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco

If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.  John Dewey

Today’s students are not the students we were trained to teach.  Ian Jukes

He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.   Richard Henry Dann

Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer, deserves to be.  David Thornburg

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are. Max DePree

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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6 Comments on “21st Century Education”


  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Kyle B. Pace and Anne Simmons, M.E. Steele-Pierce. M.E. Steele-Pierce said: Quotes about tech use/21st century learning: http://bit.ly/bWxv8f / compiled by @blairteach […]


  2. Hey Pal,

    This is a great list of quotes! Thanks for pulling them together for us. I’m planning on rocking out a bunch of slides using them. You’ve saved me a ton of time.

    The ones I love the best are the proverbs and quotes from Dewey….shows that good learning principles haven’t changed even though the calendar has.

    Rock on,
    Bill

  3. Mary Ellen Says:

    Thanks! Nice collection, very thought provoking. I just wish I could find a citation for the Dewey quote about “If we teach today’s students…” I really appreciate Dewey, have read several of his books and, like Bill above, I am continually impressed at how “radical” his thinking sounds today (at least in the sense that he is so widely quoted in teacher prep programs yet his ideas are so poorly implemented generally. sigh…) Anyone know where the Dewey quote is from?

    • blairteach Says:

      Mary Ellen,
      Thank you for the kind comment. I can find the Dewey quote in several collections of quotations but can’t find where it originally appeared. Sorry.
      N

  4. Wendy Says:

    Thanks for the great collection. It was exactly what I was looking for to launch my presentation! http://animoto.com/play/RgjlvoWsRweuKwV7hMf8gg


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