Ten Quotations to Make You Think

Teachers often use the words of wise folk to support their ideas and opinions, usually from within the world of education. I find it useful to go outside our specialised world for words of wisdom that can genuinely make us think about how we teach. When you reflect on them, they often prove to have more meaning than you originally thought.

For example: Albert Einstein once said “Imagination is more important than knowledge”. This reminded me that students all know where they are in the class “pecking order” – she’s better than me, he’s not as good as me. This pecking order is based on the ability to deal with the teacher’s presentation style and the practice material in the book. For me, Einstein’s quote could suggest that if you bring student imagination and creativity into the equation, this knowledge-based pecking order stops being so dominant.

This is one of the ten examples that I will use in my talk, all with the aim of making you reassess your teaching methods.

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