Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Teaching fills the mind with artificial association that must be got rid of before the child can develop independent ideas out of actual experiences.
Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Growth and mastery come only to those who vigorously self-direct. Initiating, creating, doing, reflecting, freely associating, enjoying privacy...
John Taylor Gatto
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in memory.
Kids don’t resist learning; they resist teaching.
John Taylor Gatto
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn - and change.
A man's errors are his portals of discovery.
Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.
How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?
Henry David Thoreau
The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.
You can't have real learning with a child unless they are playing. Real playing is how real learning takes place. You can have conditioning...which we look on as very serious, and we generally call learning, but it's not learning. It's conditioning.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
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