Sunday, April 24, 2005
Share your quotes!
Share your quotes
I was invited to present workshops at the recent ICT2 Invercargill Conference18/19th April. In the programme booklet the convener, Marlene Campbell, used several pertinent quotes. I thought I would share her selection with you. If you want further quotes visit our site.
If you have a few favorites to share then do so. We can add them to our list.
‘Do not confine your children to your own learning for they were born in another time.’ Hebrew Proverb.
‘Here is Edward Bear coming down stairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is as far as he knows the only way of coming downstairs, but somewhere he feels there is another way if only he could think of it.’
‘Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimension.’
Oliver Wendell Holmes
‘Much educational change is akin to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.’ Anon
‘Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those that mater don’t mind.’ Dr Suess
‘I imagine a school system that recognizes learning is natural, that a love of learning is normal, and that real learning is passionate learning. A school curriculum that values questions above answers….creativity above fact re gurgitation….individuality above conformity…and excellence above standardized performance.’ Tom Peters
‘And we must reject all notions of ‘reform’ that serve up more of the same – more testing, more ‘standards’, more uniformity, more conformity, more bureaucracy.’ Tom Peters (from ‘Re –Imagine’)
‘Plan to be better tomorrow than today but don’t plan to be finished.’
Carol Ann Tomlinson
‘Crossing this river is difficult. It means leaving behind some of your own ideas.’
‘Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.’
Ralph Waldo Emerson.
‘We need to decide whether to give full service or lip service.’ Peter Block
‘Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the different results.’
‘If we always do what we have always done we will get what we have always got.’
Any good quotes to share?