What Thinkers Think about Education

Updated: Sep 2, 2019


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“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

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ― Plutarch

“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ― Mark Twain

“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ― Margaret Mead

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”


― Robert Frost

We need to go back to what thinkers thought about education long ago. It's all there. Back to the basics will take us forward to becoming 21st century educators.

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Michelle Korenfeld

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