Sunday, August 23, 2009

Quotable Sunday

Welcome to another edition of Quotable Sunday! In light of the fact that it is back to school time, and for the first time I had a child join the ranks of school agers, I have put together a few quotes on Education and Learning.

My favorite quote of the week came from my daughter after I asked her late last week if she was liking Kindergarten. She said “they just make you do work all the time!”

This picture pretty much sums up her hesitancy about going to school on the first day. It did get easier for her later in the week. I am hoping this week she may even find something she enjoys!

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Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ~ John Dewey

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. ~ Chinese Proverb

You can finish school, and even make it easy, but you never finish your education, and it is seldom easy. ~ Zig Ziglar

There is a brilliant child locked inside every student. ~ Marva Collins

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire. ~ William Butler Yeats

Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind. The essence of teaching to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another. ~ Marva Collins

What we learn with pleasure we never forget. ~ Alfred Mercier

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15 comments:

Jennifer-EightyMPHMom said...

OMG - I am cracking up over her expression...it really does say it all! I'm glad she is getting used to school now...but wow - that was funny!

I love your quotes - they are beautiful and so true!

Jennifer said...

Great quotes! My 3 have been in and are still in High School. My boys have always loved school. My favourite quote is: "Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind. The essence of teaching to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another." ~ Marva Collins

~~tonya~~ said...

Love the picture...she does not look pleased! LOL

Great quotes...I especially like this one:


Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind. The essence of teaching to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another. ~ Marva Collins

Have a great Sunday.

KimberlyKaye said...

LOL, my daughter started kindergarten too this week. I asked her earlier last week if she was excited to go to school, she said, "Yeah, I get to spend a whole day without you!" Ah, the joys of parenthood.

April said...

Love these quotes and LOVE the picture even more. Def. doesn't look thrilled. My 4 year old starts prek tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a great Sunday.

MrsM said...

What great quotes! The look on your daughter's face is priceless. =)

rmgales said...

She doesn't look happy at all. I hope that you will post a picture of her in a few weeks so we can see a happier face,lol.

I love this quote - There is a brilliant child locked inside every student. ~ Marva Collins

Happy QS!

Totally_Toni said...

Her expression is killing me, that is hysterical. Love this quote:

What we learn with pleasure we never forget. ~ Alfred Mercier

So very true.

Banteringblonde said...

I love all those ... education quotes are great!

Serendipity is Sweet said...

Nice choices. I love the Yeats quote.

blueviolet said...

Her expression is a crack-up!

I love what Yeats said about lighting a fire!

Tenille said...

My little one starts Kindergarten on the 31st!!

Congrats again on your Umi win, off to poke around your blog more!

Tenille said...

My little one starts Kindergarten on the 31st!!

Congrats again on your Umi win, off to poke around your blog more!

Whimsical Creations said...

Great quotes. Her expression is priceless!

Nina said...

How funny! I hope school has improved and is more enjoyable. My son keeps saying all they do in first grade is write, write and write and it makes his hand hurt.