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Worth the Work

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” ~ Aristotle This is a quote I share with my students every term I teach because it’s one of the truest things I’ve ever read.   Earning an education … Continue reading

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Teaching–Best and Hardest Gig Ever

“Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.”~Ann Richards Considering the woman was the governor of Texas, a state bigger than a number of countries, this is saying … Continue reading

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Commencement Commences

“A commencement is a time of joy. It is also a time of melancholy. But then again, so is life.” ~ Paul Tsongas It’s that time of year again. Colleges are letting loose a new crop of shiny bright graduates. … Continue reading

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Frustration Factor

“Expectation is the mother of all frustration.” ~Antonio Banderas Banderas isn’t know as a philosopher or a thinker, but he’s obviously got a beautiful point here. How true that is! I really would not like this blog to be about … Continue reading

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Facing Failure

“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” ~ BF Skinner No one likes to hear the word “failure,” and most of … Continue reading

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Let Education Never End

“Education is not a product: mark, diploma, job, money–in that order: it is a process, a never-ending one.” ~ Bel Kaufman It’s that time of year again: graduations are rolling around. It’s an exciting time in the lives of all … Continue reading

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False Democracy vs True Democracy

“False democracy shouts Every man down to the level of the average.¬† True democracy cries All men up to the height of their fullest capacity for service and achievement.” ~ ¬†Nicholas Murray Butler, American educator (1862-1947) Somehow this morning, my … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom for July 4, 2009

The aim of education is to enable individuals to continue their education … (and) the object and reward of learning is continued capacity for growth. Now this idea cannot be applied to all the members of a society except where … Continue reading

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