Quotations on Education

Every great teacher over the span of centuries has a heart. That’s what makes learning come alive.

charles french words reading and writing



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

                                                                      Margaret Mead


(https://en.wikipedia.org George Romney — Artist)

“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”

                                                                     Thomas Paine



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


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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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22 Responses to Quotations on Education

  1. beetleypete says:

    All great quotes as usual, Jennie. Well done to you and Charles.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Norah says:

    Great quotes, Jennie. Love them all! Charles does a great job of finding them, and you of sharing them. Thanks!

  3. You reminded me that Margaret Mead was someone we heard about in college in the 1960s. I miss being a teacher as can be seen in my latest ( and probably final) novel. Our grandchildren are too far away to see regularly but I still try to educate through my writing.

    • Jennie says:

      Thank you, Julie! I remember Margaret Mead when I was in college, too. I find authors and quotes inspirational. My reading aloud to my preschool class gives me the same avenue to inspire children. Teaching is wonderful! Keep writing!!

  4. Darlene says:

    Excellent quotes!

  5. Most excellent quotes. My favorite is the first one by Margaret Mead.

  6. gouparchery says:

    this most excellent quots .i really like it

  7. This is so completely awesome Jennie. I’d never heard that last quote. Thank you.

    Your views on education and inspirational and so contributory for our society. Sending you blessings, and to your kids too. 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Love, Debbie

  8. I love how all of these quotes are timeless…reminds us of the importance of learning about the past to enhance the future.

  9. gopika says:

    Came across this post and the quotes in this blog are wonderful. Keep posting such quotes more often!!

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