Quotes from PPLE 2012

  • “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”  William Arthur Ward.
  • “Teaching is the most dangerous occupation” – re: changing minds/hearts of so many minds. A quote from one of Thomas Nielsen’s former educators. Richard Manning described it as “the most important thing a culture can do for itself”.
  • “the goal of education… is helping the person to become the best that he is able to become.” Abraham Maslow (tied up with his ideas of self-actualization).
  • Behaviour has a function.” Richard Manning.


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