School quotes and quick hello
Hey, hey, its almost Saturday.
Thank you to the four lovely people that voted in the poll. Respect. Seems like I will have to do something about the photo tips. I have been dodging suggestions, because I am a lazy bum, but I will see what I can do. See, I listen, not just blab.
Lately I have really, really enjoyed Ms.Fab being around so much and doing things with her.Â Last night I was looking for some events around the place and stumbled upon a new area at the big library for children. Sounded fun. Then I found some online books with which we had a bunch of fun today. Then Mr.Blab went with her to a contemporary dance performance tonight. Two days ago we went to a Buddhist temple and learned about the belief, did some calligraphy and meditation. We are due to see some honey extraction and some reptiles soon. It is fun and she is so relaxed and…herself.Â No, we are not doing school at home, just experiencing stuff and following her curiosity mostly.
And some quotes I thought are quite interesting:
â€œI’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.â€ Neil Gaiman
â€œI never let schooling interfere with my education.â€ Mark Twain
â€œGrades are a problem. On the most general level, they’re an explicit acknowledgment that what you’re doing is insufficiently interesting or rewarding for you to do it on your own. Nobody ever gave you a grade for learning how to play, how to ride a bicycle, or how to kiss. One of the best ways to destroy love for any of these activities would be through the use of grades, and the coercion and judgment they represent. Grades are a cudgel to bludgeon the unwilling into doing what they don’t want to do, an important instrument in inculcating children into a lifelong subservience to whatever authority happens to be thrust over them.â€Â Derrick Jensen
â€œNothing that is worth knowing can be taught.â€ Oscar Wilde
â€œThe only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.â€ Albert Einstein
â€œMy education was interrupted only by my schoolingâ€ Winston Churchill
â€œI never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.â€ Albert Einstein
â€œEducation is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.â€ Albert Einstein
â€œGoing to school does not make a person educated, any more than going to a garage makes a person a carâ€
â€œTogether we have come to realize that for most men the right to learn is curtailed by the obligation to attend schoolâ€ Ivan Illich
â€œIt is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.â€ Albert Einstein