Welcome to my lifestyle of learning blog....

This blog is my attempt to gather together information concerning lifestyle learning and homeschooling that is or has been helpful to me. It is also a place to record educational activities and pictures. I wish I would have had the idea before now... it would have been nice to have had a record of our lifestyle of learning journey. So if you are considering using a blog as a record of your ongoing education and homeschooling years, don't wait to do it... do it now. It can be fun to scratch that creative itch... but a word of warning... it can also be VERY time consuming.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Some of My Favorite Educational Quotes

My grandmother wanted me to get an education, so she kept me out of school."  --Margaret Mead

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." --Mark Twain

"What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children's growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools, but that it isn't a school at all." --John Holt

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." --John Dewey

"An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life." --Author unknown

"The truth is that schools don't really teach anything except how to obey orders."   --John Taylor Gatto, NY City and State Teacher of the Year.

"There is, on the whole, nothing on earth intended for innocent people so horrible as a school." --George Bernard Shaw

"A life worth living and work worth doing -- that is what I want for children (and all people), not just, or not even, something called a better education." --John Holt

"In general the best teacher or care-giver cannot match a parent of even ordinary education and experience." --Dr. Raymond Moore

"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is." --Isaac Asimov

"Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. Let early education be a sort of amusement; this will better enable you to find out the natural bent of the child." --Plato

"I believe that school makes complete fools of our young men, because they see and hear nothing of ordinary life there." --Petronius Satyricon

"It is... nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wreak and ruin. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty." --Albert Einstein

"Just as eating against one's will is injurious to health, so study without a liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in." --Leonardo Da Vinci