"Achievement comes to denote the sort of thing a well-planned machine can do better than a human being can, and the main effect of education, the achieving of a life of rich significance, drops by the wayside".    

                                                         John Dewey, Democracy and Education, 1915

“Teachers are no longer in a profession”

State school staff are expected to be puppets for ministers’ latest agendas - even if they are nonsense. I don’t understand. Why has there not been widespread rebellion? Riots in teacher training institutions? Expressions of disgust in staffrooms? Chris Woodhead - Controversial Chief Inspector of English schools. 20 October 1946 – 23 June 2015
"You don't have to be a mathematician to have a feel for numbers" John Nash Nobel winner for Game Theory
June 13, 1928 – May 23, 2015
"When you talk you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new". Dalai Lama

“One problem with the way the educational system is set up is that it only recognizes a certain type of intelligence, and it’s incredibly restrictive - very, very restrictive. There’s so many types of intelligence, and people who would be at their best outside of that structure get lost.”

Bruce Springsteen

“The evolution of consciousness has given us not only the Cheops Pyramid, the Brandenburg Concertos, and the Theory of Relativity, but also the burning of witches, the holocaust and the bombing of Hiroshima. But that same evolution of consciousness gives us the potential to live peacefully and in harmony with the natural world in the future. Our evolution continues to offer us freedom of choice. We can consciously alter our behaviour by changing our values and attitudes to regain the spirituality and ecological awareness we have lost.” Fritjof Capra
'There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this." Terry Pratchett (Thanks for the laughs and the learning challenges hidden within the Discworld) 28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015
"Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals". TE Lawrence
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP (live Long And Prosper).     Leonard Nimoy's last tweet.
“ A teacher in search of his or her own freedom may be the only kind of teacher who can arouse persons to go in search of their own”               Maxine Greene The Dialectic of Freedom