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May 27, 2010

An EDUCATION isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don’t.   Anatole France

EDUCATION is the best provision for old age.  Aristotle

Education is what survives when what has been taught has been forgotten. B. F. Skinner

A good teacher, like a good entertainer, first must hold his audience’s attention. Then he can teach his lesson.   John Hendrik Clarke

It is the mark of an EDUCATED MIND to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.  Aristotle

EDUCATION is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.   Will Durant

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely UNEDUCATED.    Alec Bourne

The great aim of education is not knowledge but ACTION.     Herbert Spencer

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.    Malcolm Forbes

EDUCATION is when you read the fine print. EXPERIENCE is what you get if you don’t.   Pete Seger

A college degree is not a sign that one is a finished product but an indication a person is prepared for LIFE. Reverend Edward A. Malloy

EDUCATION is like a double-edged sword. It may be turned to dangerous uses if it is not properly handled.    Wu Ting-Fang

There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.   Denis Waitley

It is only the ignorant who despise education.   Publilius Syrus

EDUCATION is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.    Robert Frost

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.   Thomas H. Huxley

EDUCATION is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes, in the nature of the case, different points of view.    Robert Hutchins

To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.   Mary Pettibone Poole

EDUCATION has for its object the formation of character.   Herbert Spencer

Fathers sent their sons to college either because they went to college OR because they didn’t.   L.L. Henderson

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.   Plutarch

The DIRECTION in which education starts a man will determine his future life.   Plato

If we don’t model what we teach, we are teaching something else. Anonymous

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.  Carl Jung

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.  Alec Bourne

It has been said that we have not had the three R’s in America, we had the six R’s; remedial readin’, remedial ‘ritin’ and remedial ‘rithmetic.   Robert M. Hutchins

Teachers and schools tend to mistake good behavior for good character. What they prize above all else is docility, suggestibility – the child who will do what s/he is told. They value most in children what children least value in themselves.  John Holt



May 27, 2010

If you could lead through testing, the U.S. would lead the world in all education categories. When are people going to understand you don’t fatten your lambs by weighing them? Jonathan Kozol

COUNTING TIME is not so important as making the TIME COUNT.     James J. Walker

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. Albert Einstein

Fixating on the format of a state test and practicing for it is like practicing for your physical exam as a way of becoming healthier! Jay McTighe

Standardized testing has become the arbiter of social mobility, yet there is more regulation of the food we feed our pets that of the tests we give our kids.                                        Robert Schaeffer

We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most PROGRESSIVE.
C.S. Lewis

TESTING has its place, but also has to be kept in its place.    Unknown

After you plant a seed in the ground, you don’t dig it up every to see how it is doing. William Coyne

21st Century Education

May 27, 2010

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

Technology Issues/Concerns/Objections

May 27, 2010

In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would have taken many men many months to equal it.   – Anonymous

COMPUTERS make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier
to do don’t need to be done.  – Andy Rooney

If you tried to read every document on the web, then for each day’s effort you would be a year further behind in your goal.  – Anonymous

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

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.   – Carl Sagan

The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.     Sydney J. Harris

TECHNOLOGY… the knack of so arranging the world that we don’t have to experience it.   Max Frisch

Save early, save often.   Alwin Lee and everyone else who uses Microsoft Word

We are becoming the servants in thought, as in action, of the machine we have created to serve us.    ~John Kenneth Galbraith

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog.  The man will be there to feed the dog.  The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.    Warren G. Bennis

TECHNOLOGY is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.    Archibald Putt

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.   – B. F. Skinner

It took 75 years for telephones to be used by 50 million customers, but it took only 4 years for the Internet to reach that many users.  – Lori Valigra

Never let a computer know you’re in a hurry.  – Anonymous

Where is all the KNOWLEDGE we lost with information?   – T.S. Elliot

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.    – Elbert Hubbard

It’s better to have a good teacher teaching by candlelight than a mediocre teacher surrounded by technology.”   Mike Wang

COMPUTERS can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don’t add up. James Magary

Technology is like fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes.  – Andrew Heller, IBM

The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.   Karl Marx

INFOWHELMED . . . becoming overwhelmed with information flooding into our brains faster than we can process it.     Ian Jukes


May 27, 2010

Many of the humor quotes are uncredited and from unknown sources.

Indecision is the key to flexibility.

You can’t tell which way the train went by looking at the track.

Someone who thinks logically is a nice contrast to the real world.

There is no substitute for genuine lack of preparation.

Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.

Sometimes too much drink is not enough.

The facts, although interesting, are generally irrelevant.

Things are more like they are today than they have ever been before.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.

Friends may come and go but enemies accumulate.

HAPPINESS is merely the remission of pain.

I have seen the truth and it makes no sense.

One seventh of your life is spent on Monday.

By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.

If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that LIFE is serious.

This is as bad as it can get…but don’t bet on it.

Never wrestle with a pig: you both get all dirty, and the pig likes it.

There is always ONE MORE difficult person than you counted on.

The trouble with life is, you’re halfway through it before you realize it’s a “do it yourself” thing.

Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with EXPERIENCE.

In any given set of circumstances, the proper course of action is determined by subsequent events.

If a job is NOT worth doing, it is not worth doing right.

Urgency varies inversely with importance.

No real problem has a solution.

When there is no solution, there is no problem.

Asking dumb questions is much easier than correcting dumb mistakes.

We get so involved with the URGENT around here, we never have time for the IMPORTANT.

TALK is cheap because supply exceeds demand.

A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.” Granville Hicks

The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time. Joe Girard

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

The secret of SUCCESS is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you’ve got it made.

It is AMAZING how long it takes to complete something you are NOT working on.

If you think that there is good in everybody, you haven’t met everybody.

Teamwork…means never having to take all the blame yourself.

Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.

We waste time, so you don’t have to.

Go the extra mile. It makes your boss look like an incompetent slacker.

If you can stay calm while all around you is chaos…then you probably haven’t completely understood the seriousness of the situation.

Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else.

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don’t have film.

Many people quit looking for work when they find a job.

If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.

For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.

Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7th of your life.

The sooner you fall behind, the more time you’ll have to catch up

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you’ve never tried before.

Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.

Half the people you know are below average.

42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.

A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.  Charles M. Schulz

The trouble with normal is that it always gets worse.   Bruce Cockburn (via Twitter commprofbob)

Young people make up 26% of U.S. but 100% of the future.  @debraprice81 (Twitter)


May 27, 2010

The task of a writer consists in being able to make something out of an IDEA. Thomas Mann

It is better to write a BAD first draft than to write no first draft at all.  Will Shetterly

WRITING is only boring to the people who are boring themselves. Unknown

The PEN is the tongue of the mind. Miguel de Cervantes

WRITING is the best way to talk without being interrupted. Jules Renard

DETAIL makes the difference between boring and terrific writing. It’s the difference between a pencil sketch and a lush oil painting. As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors. Rhys Alexander

If you don’t have the time to READ, you don’t have the time or the tools to WRITE. Stephen King

WRITING comes more easily if you have something to say.  Sholem Asch

Do, or do not. There is no try.  Yoda

It is perfectly okay to write garbage — as long as you edit brilliantly. C.J. Cherryh

READING usually precedes writing and the impulse to write is almost always fired by reading. Reading, the love of reading, is what makes you dream of becoming a W R I T E R.  Susan Sontag

WRITING is thinking on paper.  William Zinsser

There are no dull subjects. There are only dull writers.  H.L. Mencken

The two most engaging powers of an author are, to make new things familiar, and familiar things new.  Samuel Johnson

Writing is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent elimination.  Louise Brooks

TACT is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.  Abraham Lincoln

In good writing, WORDS become one with things.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

STYLE is not how you write. It is how you do not write like anyone else.  Charles Ghigna aka Father Goose

There is no great writing, only great rewriting. Justice Brandeis

The WASTEPAPER BASKET is the writer’s best friendIsaac Bashevis Singer

If you wait for inspiration, you’re not a writer, but a waiter.  Anonymous

WRITING is never finished, only abandoned.   Paul Valery

WRITING is how we think our way into a subject and make it our own. William Zinsser

DO SOMETHING – If it works, do more of it. If it doesn’t, do something else. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Editing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.   Mark Twain


May 27, 2010

BOOKS to the reading child, are so much more than books – they are dreams and knowledge, they are a future, and a past.   Esther Meynell

A book is like a GARDEN carried in the pocket.  Chinese proverb

If you don’t have the time to READ, you don’t have the time or the tools to WRITE. Stephen King

READING is a basic tool in the living of a good life.   Mortimer J. Adler

A LIBRARY is a HOSPITAL for the mind. Anonymous

READING is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Joseph Addison

A BOOK is a garden, an orchard, a storeroom, a party, a company, by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.   Henry Ward Beecher

The man who DOESN’T read good books has no advantage over the man who CAN’T read them.                 Mark Twain

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.   Daniel J. Boorstin

Read, read, read. William Faulkner

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.   Edmund Burke

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. Emilie Buchwald

The OLDEST BOOKS are still only just out to those who have not read them.  Samuel Butler

BEWARE of the man of one book. Anonymous

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. Ray Bradbury

The greatest gift is a PASSION for reading. Elizabeth Hardwick

READING is a discount ticket to everywhere.   Mary Schmich

BOOKS The internet for people who can pay attention. From Pieces of Flair

The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring. Warren Chappel

Outside a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read.   Groucho Marx

I divide all readers into two classes: Those who read to remember and those who read to forget.   William Phelps

BOOKS had instant replay long before televised sports. Bert Williams

A LIBRARY should be like a pair of open arms.    Roger Rosenblatt

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. W. Fusselman

BOOKS – the children of the brain.   Jonathan Swift

What is reading, but silent conversation.   Walter Savage Landor

If you can read this, THANK a teacher.   Anonymous Teacher

FICTION reveals truth that REALITY obscures.  Jessamyn West

It is with books as with men -a very small number play a great part, the rest are lost in the multitude. Voltaire

A GOOD BOOK is the best of friends, the same today and forever.   Martin Farquhar Tupper

Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers. Steven Spielberg

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.   Dr. Seuss

A library is THOUGHT in cold storage. Herbert Samuel

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.   Richard McKenna

I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and . . . read a BOOK.   Groucho Marx

READING gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. Mason Cooley

One good book deserves another.