Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry, the cry of the human spirit to be free.
It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
I need a teacher quite as much as Helen. I know the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it.
The Great War proved how confused the world is. Depression is proving it again.
Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.
My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed!
The immediate future is going to be tragic for all of us unless we find a way of making the vast educational resources of this country serve the true purpose of education, truth and justice.
We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains.
Education in the light of present-day knowledge and need calls for some spirited and creative innovations both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy.
I have thought about it a great deal, and the more I think, the more certain I am that obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child.
I cannot explain it; but when difficulties arise, I am not perplexed or doubtful. I know how to meet them.
The processes of teaching the child that everything cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both to him and to his teacher.
We are afraid of ideas, of experimenting, of change. We shrink from thinking a problem through to a logical conclusion.
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