Thursday, May 10, 2007

Candles to Be Lit...



"We must view young people
not as empty bottles to be filled,
but as candles to be lit."
~ Robert H. Shaffer
(professor of education at Indiana University)


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I appreciate the way this quote is worded.
Our goal isn't necessarily to fill
our children's brains with knowledge and such...
but instead, our goal is to ignite the fire within them,
to create and encourage a passion for learning.
When we have taught them to love to learn,
we have accomplished a wonderful thing
as a mother and as their teacher.
We have also set them up for a lifetime of learning
and our efforts have not been done in vain.


7 comments:

Karen said...

Yes, that is my goal. To give them the love of learning on their own.
I enjoy your posts, Christina. I like the variety of topics and quotes you have.
Have a very Blessed Mother's Day with your sweet children!
Hugs,
Karen

Happymama said...

Ahhh, I like that quote also. Thanks for sharing it.

~Kristi

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Thank God for our children and the privilege of loving and teaching them for the time God has loaned them to us. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. connie from Texas

Pam said...

This goes right along the same line with the part of a Charlotte Mason book I am reading.I've enjoyed catching up with you and the kids on your blog. The strawberries and jam made my mouth water and the rain looked oh so refreshing! Happy Mother's Day!

Tina said...

Hi there, I just found your blog today and I am so happy I did! I have already put you on my favorites list. We are a homeschooling family with 5 children. I know I will be encouraged here. BTW, are you on Hearthkeepers? If so, you might remember me.

Tina said...

I forgot to say that I thought I had recognized your name from there?? And I just love the layout of your blog; it is so pretty and inviting with all the pictures.

HsKubes said...

Karen ~ This is my goal, too. It thrills my heart to see evidences of this in my children's live. What a joy it is! Thank you for your kind words! *Ü*

Kristi ~ I like it, too. You're very welcome.

Connie ~ Yes, I do thank God for the precious time He has given us to train and nurture them. What a blessed responsibiliy it is!

Pam ~ I have read quite a few Charlotte Mason books. They have been such a blessing to me. I was glad to have found a kindred spirit in her.

Tina ~ I'm so glad you found us here. I always love meeting new people. How exciting to homeschool your 5 children. What a blessing. I don't think I've been to hearthkeepers.
Thank you for your kind words.

Hape y'all had a blessed Mother's Day!

~ Christina

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