Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
Every beginner possesses a great potential to be an expert in his or her chosen field.
Some mentors are an open window to success. Other mentors are a closed door. Let people get to where they want through you as an open window...without blocking their view with a closed door ego.
A smart business owner learns from the mistakes of others.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
What I've found about it is that there are some folks you can talk to until you're blue in the face--they're never going to get it and they're never going to change. But every once in a while, you'll run into someone who is eager to listen, eager to learn, and willing to try new things. Those are the people we need to reach. We have a responsibility as parents, older people, teachers, people in the neighborhood to recognize that.
True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character.
I never heard that it had been anybody’s business to find out what his natural bent was, or where his failings lay, or to adapt any kind of knowledge to him. He had been adapted to the verses and had learnt the art of making them to such perfection. I did doubt whether Richard would not have profited by some one studying him a little, instead of his studying them quite so much.
Isn’t the point of education to teach students how to think, not what to think?
Only the foolish would think that wisdom is something to keep locked in a drawer. Only the fearful would feel empowerment is something best kept to oneself, or the few, and not shared with all.
Mentoring is an archetypal activity that has timeless elements which can connect us to the universal ground where nature renews itself and culture becomes reimagined. Youth and elder meet where the pressure of the future meets the presence of the past. Old and young are opposites that secretly identify with each other; for neither fits well into the mainstream of life.
In my teens, I worked as an aide in my community supervising and mentoring youth in various programs and delivering lunches to needy students.
High-quality early-childhood programs and health coverage have expanded, and the number of mentoring relationships for at-risk youth has risen dramatically. That progress is encouraging, but it's not evenly distributed.
I love mentoring young filmmakers and girl filmmakers.