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20 Education Quotes: Wisdom For The Future Of EDTECH

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*No amount of theory, perfect course content, or educational technology can substitute for a genuine interest in the learner’s wellbeing.

2014 is a great time to be an educator.

The good news: you’ve got loads of new online tools at your disposal which are easily available, inexpensive, and have the potential to deliver massive value to your learners, while saving you time and energy.

And this powerful new technology is just going to keep on coming.

The not-so-good: even though technology has given you access to more options than ever for how you’ll design your learning experiences, this tidal wave of new choices can be a double edged sword.

With so much information and hype, learning to sort through these options proactively is a serious challenge you’ll have to face. If you don’t figure this out, you’ll be spinning your wheels, constantly chasing the latest fads and flashy new software, or just as bad, you may be overwhelmed and just ignore what’s happening altogether.

Either way, you won’t be serving your learners, or yourself, as well as you could be. All of this change brings major opportunities – so take advantage of them.

To help you continue progressing as an educator, the first foundation lesson is focused on two key themes: adaptability, and a learner focus.

Adaptability is the key to not just staying on top of the changes that will continue coming your way, but also having the courage to experiment, and step out of your comfort zone. A learner focus will keep you grounded and focused on what really matters, which will ALWAYS be – you guessed it… your learners.

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20 Education Quotes: Wisdom For The Future Of EDTECH

  2. 2. “ Herbert Spencer ENGLISH PHILOSOPHER, & SOCIOLOGIST The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. #1
  3. 3. “ Richard P. Feynman THEORETICAL PHYSICIST I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something. #2
  4. 4. “ Maria Montessori ENGLISH PHILOSOPHER, & SOCIOLOGIST Only through freedom and environmental experience is it practically possible for human development to occur. #3
  5. 5. “ Dennis Littky ENGLISH PHILOSOPHER, & SOCIOLOGIST We learn best when we care about what we are doing, when we have choices. We learn best when the work has meaning to us, when it matters. We learn best when we are using our hands and our minds.We learn best when the work we are doing is real and relevant. #4
  6. 6. “ Albert Einstein THEORETICAL PHYSICIST AND PHILOSOPHER OF SCIENCE #5 Play is the highest form of research.
  7. 7. “ Sir Ken Robinson CREATIVITY EXPERT The gardener does not make a plant grow. The job of a gardener is to create optimal conditions. #6
  8. 8. “ Plutarch HISTORIAN, BIOGRAPHER, & ESSAYIST #7 The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.
  9. 9. “ Seymour Papert MATHEMATICIAN, COMPUTER SCIENTIST, AND EDUCATOR #8 Every maker of video games knows something that the makers of curriculum don't seem to understand. You'll never see a video game being advertised as being easy. Kids who do not like school will tell you it's not because it's too hard. It's because it's--boring
  10. 10. “ Paul Lockhart AUTHOR, MATHEMATICIAN #9 A good problem is something you don't know how to solve. That's what makes it a good puzzle and a good opportunity.
  11. 11. “ Johann Wolfgang von Goeth ENGLISH PHILOSOPHER, & SOCIOLOGIST #10 By seeking and blundering we learn.
  12. 12. “ Xun Kuang CHINESE CONFUCIAN PHILOSOPHER #11 Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.
  13. 13. “ E.M. Forster NOVELIST, SHORT STORY WRITER, ESSAYIST AND LIBRETTIST #12 Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
  14. 14. “ John Dewey ENGLISH PHILOSOPHER, & SOCIOLOGIST #13 Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.
  15. 15. “ Frank Herbert SCIENCE FICTION WRITER BEST KNOWN FOR THE NOVEL DUNE #14 One learns from books and example only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires that you do those things.
  16. 16. “ Roger Lewin PRIZE-WINNING SCIENCE WRITER AND AUTHOR OF 20 BOOKS. #15 Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
  17. 17. “ Ivan Illich ENGLISH PHILOSOPHER, & SOCIOLOGIST #16 Most learning is not the result of instruction. It is rather the result of unhampered participation in a meaningful setting
  18. 18. “ Anna Sabramowicz ENTREPRENEUR & INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIST #17 Active Learning isn’t just engagement—or compliance with instructions—and it’s definitely not “busy work”. Learners’ also need opportunities for feedback, reflection, and other active learning conditions.
  19. 19. “ Mortimer J. Adler AMERICAN PHILOSOPHER, EDUCATOR, AND POPULAR AUTHOR #18 A lecture has been well described as the process whereby the notes of the teacher become the notes of the student without passing through the mind of either.
  20. 20. “ Carol Dweck AUTHOR & PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY #19 If we judge ourselves as we make mistakes, we are more intimidated than inspired to try again. We ought to celebrate instead the act of curiosity that led us to explore, and then try again.
  21. 21. “ Anna Sabramowicz ENTREPRENEUR & INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIST #20 Learners in the internet age don’t need more information. They need to know how to efficiently use the massive amount of information available at their fingertips – to determine what’s credible, what’s relevant, and when it’s useful to reference.