The secret of getting ahead is getting started
Because most of my career in the classroom has been at art schools (beginning at Bennington in the 1970s), I am hyper-aware of the often grotesque disconnect between commentary on the arts and the actual practice or production of the arts.
Someday, in the distant future, our grand-children' s grand-children will develop a new equivalent of our classrooms. They will spend many hours in front of boxes with fires glowing within. May they have the wisdom to know the difference between light and knowledge.
A tranquil city of good laws, fine architecture, and clean streets is like a classroom of obedient dullards, or a field of gelded bulls - whereas a city of anarchy is a city of promise.
All battles are won before they start.
The classroom - not the trench - is the frontier of freedom now and forevermore.
Be the change you want to see.
Be the trouble you want to see in the world.
Be the compromise you want to see in the world.
I'm a teacher still, but with a much larger classroom.
Build what you want to see in the world.
If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.
Do not follow where the path may lead.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
The U.S. has spent billions of dollars on educating and supporting teachers or developing curricula but no resources are applied to 'improving the brain' that a student brings to the classroom.
Be satisfied with nothing but your best.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
Getting results through people is a skill that cannot be learned in the classroom.
Half of what you will accomplish in a day will be determined before you leave home. Three quarters of what you achieve will be determined before you enter the classroom door
I learned to listen and listen very well. It helped me athletically and in the classroom as well.
The schools schedule is a series of units of time; the clock is king.
Schools should look behind classroom doors and determine the factors that contribute to the kinds of interactions between teachers and students that promote student achievement.
Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.
People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
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