Saturday, December 28, 2013

Six Great Quotes about Education: Whitby, Wagner, Mark Twain and More . . .

As the year ends, I am republishing the Opinion Drive-thru's seven most viewed posts of 2013.  This is #4.

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“It is a great time to be an educator in the United States, and, simultaneously, it is the worst time to be an educator in the United States. On one hand, the advances in technology afford educators benefits never before available to advance their knowledge of their profession. On the other hand, the economy, culture, and misconceptions of education have enabled politicians and business leaders to vilify and attack educators and their profession.”
-- Tom Whitby

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young.”
--Mark Twain

"Great teachers have high expectations for their students, but higher expectations for themselves."
-- Todd Whitaker

“Today, because knowledge is available on every Internet-connected device, what you know matters far less than what you can do with what you know. The capacity to innovate — the ability to solve problems creatively or bring new possibilities to life — and skills like critical thinking, communication and collaboration are far more important than academic knowledge.”
-- Tony Wagner

“Success is a product of time + intention, making mistakes and autopsying failure, learning and adjusting. It's simple once you learn the recipe.”
-- Kevin Honeycutt

“Those who don't innovate, depreciate.” 

-- Twitter via Vicki Davis.

1 comment:

Joe said...

Haha I like these quotes, although Twain is not as funny as he usually is. I like the last quote the most - those who don't innovate depreciate! As a math teacher, I strongly agree with this. I need to keep using education technology to keep up the pace and make my classroom better. For example, I stumbled upon a tool called ClassroomIQ ( It’s a very efficient grading tool. It helps me grade homework and exams more quickly and easily. It’s a very handy and convenient tool to have. Now I can return feedback and grades a lot quicker than I used to, and therefore students can locate their mistakes quicker and improve more. Anyway, nice quotes and I really like your blog!

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