Monday 22 August 2011
After leaving college, I taught for a couple of years; once in a Shropshire girls upper school (14-18), and then in a Sussex co-ed prep' school (6-14).
At both locations I stressed my attitude towards the profession by repeating to the children what I, myself, had been told whilst at school, that 'Education should not just provide answers, but also provoke questions'.
I have since collected a few other wise words about education and teaching. Here are just a few.....
W B Yeats said 'Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire'.
Anon said 'Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance'.
Mark Twain cleverly said 'I have never let schooling interfere with my education'.
And once again, the very prolific Anon said 'Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one'.
All wise words; can you add better?