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The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge.


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You can't teach people everything they need to know. The best you can do is position them where they can find what they need to know when they need to know it.

You can't teach people everything they need to know. The best you can do is position them where they can find what they need to know when they need to know it.



The scandal of education is that every time you teach something, you deprive a [student] of the pleasure and benefit of discovery.

The scandal of education is that every time you teach something, you deprive a [student] of the pleasure and benefit of discovery.



I am convinced that the best learning takes place when the learner takes charge.

I am convinced that the best learning takes place when the learner takes charge.



Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed.

Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed.



You can't think seriously about thinking without thinking about thinking about something.

You can't think seriously about thinking without thinking about thinking about something.



The goal is to teach in such a way as to produce the most learning from the least teaching.

The goal is to teach in such a way as to produce the most learning from the least teaching.



Rather than pushing children to think like adults, we might do better to remember that they are great learners and to try harder to be more like them.

Rather than pushing children to think like adults, we might do better to remember that they are great learners and to try harder to be more like them.



Do away with curriculum. Do away with segregation by age. And do away with the idea that there should be uniformity of all schools and of what people learn.

Do away with curriculum. Do away with segregation by age. And do away with the idea that there should be uniformity of all schools and of what people learn.



The reason most kids don't like school is not that the work is too hard, but that it is utterly boring.

The reason most kids don't like school is not that the work is too hard, but that it is utterly boring.



Now more people are doing work that requires individual decision-making and problem-solving, and we need an educational system that will help develop those skills.

Now more people are doing work that requires individual decision-making and problem-solving, and we need an educational system that will help develop those skills.





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These sciences are camel stallions — use books to line them up these couplets are runaways — use books for them as halters.

These sciences are camel stallions — use books to line them up these couplets are runaways — use books for them as halters.



Purity is an illusion. The idea of purity has been used as an excuse for calamities like honor killings, bride burnings, child molestation. Purification is genocide.

Purity is an illusion. The idea of purity has been used as an excuse for calamities like honor killings, bride burnings, child molestation. Purification is genocide.



The difference between us and other people is that their money looks bigger and their troubles smaller.

The difference between us and other people is that their money looks bigger and their troubles smaller.



Perhaps the comparison is closer to the Chinese cook who leaves hardly any part of a duck unserved.

Perhaps the comparison is closer to the Chinese cook who leaves hardly any part of a duck unserved.



Good rule to follow: never reward someone's incivility by giving them the headline they seek.

Good rule to follow: never reward someone's incivility by giving them the headline they seek.



If you do not enjoy what you are doing, you will never be good at it.

If you do not enjoy what you are doing, you will never be good at it.



Donald Trump is a very action-oriented person.

Donald Trump is a very action-oriented person.



The original 'Scream' is one of those classic things, but it totally pokes fun at itself too. It's never taking itself too seriously, which is why I think it's such a cult classic.

The original 'Scream' is one of those classic things, but it totally pokes fun at itself too. It's never taking itself too seriously, which is why I think it's such a cult classic.



Luck assists fortune, you need to catch the moment. Otherwise the opportunity fades.

Luck assists fortune, you need to catch the moment. Otherwise the opportunity fades.




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