The Schools Our Children Deserve | Quote 00893

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We’re not blank slates or empty containers. “The pupil’s mind,” wrote Alfred North Whitehead, “is not a box to be ruthlessly packed with alien ideas.” Indeed, he suggested, an entire educational philosophy can be summed up in four words: “The students are alive.” More precisely, they—and we—come into every situation already holding a set of beliefs about the way the world works.

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Alfie Kohn


The Schools Our Children Deserve

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