Thursday, May 10, 2007
"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)
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.