September MMVIII Reflections

It’s that time of the year again! And, since we are all in the same boat, and maybe the tiniest bit apprehensive, anxious, but full of energy about the new school year, I thought I could give you some help with a few thought-provoking quotations. You can read them for your own benefit, use them in class to stimulate class discussion or make some banners to decorate your office or your classroom. Here we go:
· “All grown-ups were once children, though few of them remember it.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
· “Television should be kept in its proper place – beside us, before us, but never between us and the larger life.”
Robert Fraser
· “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” B.F. Skinner
· “Privacy was in sufficient danger before TV appeared, and TV has given it its death blow.” Louis Kronenberger
· “The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.”Dean Inge
· “The rules for parents are but three: Love, limit, and let them be.” Elaine M. Ward
· “Love your children with all your hearts, love them enough to discipline them before it is too late. Praise them for important things, even you have to stretch them a bit. Praise them a lot. They live on it like bread and butter and they need it more than bread and butter.” Lanina Christensen Fugal

Maria Koleta, 9th Primary School of Berœa