Education Quotations

Here are outstanding quotations on education from Charles French. Even the earliest scholars understood children and how they learn best. Curiosity is the spark that ignites education.

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

                                                                              Margaret Mead

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“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”

                                                                              Thomas Paine

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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

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“Education is essential for the improvement of humanity, and it must continue throughout a person’s life. We are never too young nor too old to learn. We must embrace curiosity about the world around us, and we should learn every day of our lives.”

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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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27 Responses to Education Quotations

  1. Thanks for sharing, Jennie! I hope you had a beautiful celebration of Thanksgiving! Best wishes, Michael

  2. Don Ostertag says:

    Food for thought especially for parents.

  3. beth says:

    oh, I love these!

  4. beetleypete says:

    Charles is still finding some great quotes!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  5. Excellent… How to think not what to think… So many children today are not being given opportunities to Question… Even back in my day at school I was always questioning teachers and always being put in my place… If I asked WHY?….. You soon began not to question. and that is what is happening today.. People are fearful to question and seek Answers.. And I agree we are Never Ever too old to learn… Many thanks for sharing. ❤

  6. Intellectual curiosity is critical for the betterment of both the individual and society.

  7. Chaya Sheela says:

    Lovely quotes, Jeanie.
    This is the best, “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.” So true.
    Best wishes.

  8. This is exactly right. So many parents brainwash their children with their own views and opinions. A child has his/her own mind and must be able to think for themselves and make their own choices in life.

  9. Good guidance for parents and children 🙏

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