As a new month and a new school year begins, the words of George Washington ring true:
“Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.” ~George Washington
It is ‘where we are’ that should make all the difference, whether we believe we belong there or not.
Image Source- Photo by Helen Teague
“Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget. There is nothing magical in them, at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.” ~Ray Bradbury, in the foreword to Fahrenheit 451
*”When we reflect upon an experience instead of just having it, we inevitably distinguish between our own attitude and the objects toward which we sustain the attitude. Such reflection upon experience gives rise to a distinction of what we experience (the experienced) and the experiencing–the how.” ~Dewey, J. (1916). Democracy and Education. p. 173 as quoted by Robert C. Lagueux here
This thought-filled quote is courtesy of one of the dedicated learners in my PBSTeacherLine course, Developing Passionate Readers in the Digital Age.