Samuel Johnson In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.
The ugly reality is that peer pressure reaches its greatest intensity at just the age when kids tend to be most insensitive and cruel. ~ Walt Mueller Talk to your children about peer pressure. Explain what a powerful force it can be, and … tell them that you will never accept the excuse that “Everyone did it” … that they will be held responsible for their actions. ~ Tom McMahon ‘Do not confine your children to your own learning for they were born in another time.’ Hebrew Proverb ‘No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it. We need to see the world anew.’ Albert Einstein Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.
Carol Burnett I think that is a universal adolescent feeling, trying to find your place. The adolescent who is perfectly adjusted to his environment, I’ve yet to meet.
Roger Bannister “By identifying what methods work well in a classroom, we have the potential to improve outcomes for many more of our students.”
- Joel I. Klein,
New York City Department of Education
Perhaps the most important entry on Michalko’s list is his last point, that “creativity is paradoxical.” Schools are places where students are supposed to acquire knowledge—but to create, a person must “forget the knowledge.” If you’re not able to leave what you think you know behind, you can’t approach problems with a fresh perspective. Students must also be taught to “desire success but embrace failure,” and to “listen to experts but know how to disregard them.”
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. - Albert Einstein
“We are currently preparing students for jobs and technologies that don’t yet exist in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” - Karl Fisch, Pioneer Educator
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn –Alvin Toffle
If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow. – John Dewey
“The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think—rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.” ~ John Dewey
“The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.”- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
“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
“There is nothing as useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” ~ Peter Drucker
“The student told the least, learns the most.”~ R. L. Moore
“Present thinking people kill the future.”~ Ken Blanchard
“Those who have most at stake in the old culture, or are most rigid in their beliefs, try to summon people back to the old ideas.”- Marilyn Ferguson
“What worked yesterday is the gilded cage of tomorrow.”- Peter Block
“(In schools) There is an emphasis on doing things right rather on doing the right things.”- Thomas Sergiovanni