Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. ~Mary Oliver
For the second Ed. Quotes, it is important to reaffirm the importance of the learning power of mistakes and respecting the unprogrammable flow of learning.
Often I have not known where I was going until I was already there. I have had my share of desires and goals, but my life has come to me or I have gone to it mainly by way of mistakes and surprises. Often I have received better than I have deserved. Often my fairest hopes have rested on bad mistakes. I am an ignorant pilgrim, crossing a dark valley. And yet for a long time, looking back, I have been unable to shake off the feeling that I have been led – make of that what you will. ~ Wendell Berry
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
High school student’s paraphrase of learner-directed classroom environments, as shared by an online, Twitter colleague.
“In a teacher-centered class, students get ‘fed’ learning like in a high chair – in a learner-centered environment, students help make the meal and sit down to eat together.”
“There is nothing so practical as a good theory” Kurt Lewin (Lewin, 1951, p. 169).
Kuhn, M. H. (1951). LEWIN, KURT. Field Theory of Social Science: Selected Theoretical Papers. (Edited by Dorwin Cartwright.) Pp. xx, 346. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1951. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 276(1), 146–147. https://doi.org/10.1177/000271625127600135