Education quotes

Here are some great education quotes, as submitted by Donna, to a blog post from Jennifer Wagner, « Are you quotable?« .  Enjoy!


“A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money.” Unknown

“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” @cybraryman

“Map out your future, but do it in pencil.” Jon Bon Jovi

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” Albert Einstein

“It is *what you can reach* and *who you can connect to* that defines user value of the Internet, not speed.” – David Reed

“The teachers knowledge is not the most important information in the classroom. It’s the student’s meaning of that information.” Jeff Utecht

“Technology up until now has been applied to improve teaching, not learning.” Jeff Utecht

“What we ask of current generation of educators is much more than asked of prior educators- but we have no choice. It’s what this world demands.” @johnsoj2

“Teach kids for their future, not our past.” Doug Brumbaugh

“All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.” John W. Gardner

“Educators remember the world we learned in is not the world we live in. The world we teach in is not the world we teach for.” @tomwhitby

“Your colleagues are not necessarily the people in your building.” Marco Torres

“Information literacy is knowing what to do when you find what you found.” Susan Ballard

“It is not if we build it they will come. It is if THEY build it they will come.” @sharamy

“I want inspiring quotes and words on the overhangs in my library! “Ask, Think, Create” » Buffy Hamilton

“Any good inquiry ends with more questions” Carol Koechlin

We should expunge “teach” from our vocabulary. Learning is more important, and how they learn. Doing, not hearing/reading.” Vint Cerf


Let me add one more: « Don’t teach what you can Google. » (Wayne Craig, via @gauviroo)



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