Thursday, April 7, 2011

And I Quote . . . .

When we make our learning transparent, we become teachers.
~George Siemens

 But the biggest roadblock today is that so many of America’s best-educated, best-placed people are too invested in old social models and old visions of history to do their real job and help society transition to the next level.
~Walter Russell 

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this - you haven't.
~Thomas Edison

Stay ahead of the Culture by creating the culture.
~Hugh MacLeod

We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something that is provided for us, and toward the idea that an education is something that we create for ourselves.
~Stephen Downes

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.  
~Sydney J. Harris

If you want to know who’s doing the parenting part right, start with immigrants, who know that learning is the way up. Last week, the 32 winners of Rhodes Scholarships for 2011 were announced — America’s top college grads. Here are half the names on that list: Mark Jia, Aakash Shah, Zujaja Tauqeer, Tracy Yang, William Zeng, Daniel Lage, Ye Jin Kang, Baltazar Zavala, Esther Uduehi, Prerna Nadathur, Priya Sury, Anna Alekeyeva, Fatima Sabar, Renugan Raidoo, Jennifer Lai, Varun Sivaram.
Do you see a pattern?
 ~Thomas Friedman

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2 comments:

Blaise said...

This is my favorite quote...

When we make our learning transparent, we become teachers.
~George Siemens

...and I'll tell you why. Even I, the counselor, can teach children by becoming more transparent! :o)

Mrs. Morrow said...

And my favorite is this one:
"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."
~Sydney J. Harris

Love it!

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