Sunday, October 21, 2012

Recent and Ancient Quotes on Education
“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” -- Plato

“Human resources are like natural resources; they're often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they're not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.”  -- Sir Ken Robinson

“To fish, water is invisible. To students today, technology is invisible. It is only noticed in its' absence~ like at school.” -- David Truss (via Jackie Gerstein EdD)

“We’re training our children in skills they rarely need, while ignoring those they absolutely do. Teaching kids how to nourish their creativity and curiosity, while still providing a sound foundation in critical thinking, literacy and math, is the best way to prepare them for a future of increasingly rapid technological change.” -- Peter Diamandis (via Will Richardson)

“Imagine you’re a studt who, on 1st day, gets a list of rules (on which you had no input) & punishments. Excited about learning yet?” -- tweet by altiekohn

“Analytics can’t capture the softer elements of learning, such as the motivating encouragement from a teacher and the value of informal social interactions. In any assessment system, whether standardized testing or learning analytics, there is a real danger that the target becomes the object of learning, rather than the assessment of learning.” -- George Siemens

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