Learning, Education, and School

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
-Lou Holtz  
Native ability without education is like a tree without fruit.

Most great learning happens in groups. Collaboration is the stuff of growth.
-Sir Ken Robinson Ph.D. 

The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
-Franklin D. Roosevelt 

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and a knowledge.
-Albert Einstein 

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
-Roger Lewin

"You can easily count the seeds in an apple, but you may never be able to count the apples in a single seed."
-Author Unknown 

Spoon feeding, in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
-E.M. Forster 

I never let my schooling interfere with my education.
-Mark Twain 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
-Nelson Mandela 

The whole purpose of education is to turn me errors into windows.
-Sidney J. Harris

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
-William Butler Yeats 

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
-Albert Einstein 

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.  
-Carl Rogers

What we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
-Angelina Schwindt 

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with and open one.
-Malcolm S. Forbes 

If the child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.
-Igancio Estrada 

Those who can, do. Those who can do more, teach.
Author Unknown

Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me an all understand.
-Chinese proverb

Learning is not a spectator sport.
-D Blocher

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don't know something, and then allows you to learn something new.
-Barak Obama 

Education is not received. It is achieved.
-author unknown

And educate man is one who can entertain a new idea, entertain another person, and entertain himself.
-Sydney Herbert Wood 

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

There is a grave defect in the school where the playground suggests happy and classroom disagreeable thoughts.
-John Spalding 

To be able to be caught up in the world of thought-that is being educated.
-Edith Hamilton 

To learn is to change. Education is a process that changes the learner.
-George Leonard 

The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done -  men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.
-Jean Piaget

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