Thursday, August 5, 2010

Albert Einstein

It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle
that the modern methods of instruction
have not entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry;
for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation,
stands mainly in need of freedom;
without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail.


Felicity said...

I like the "mainly in need of freedom" bit, especially on those days I can't seem to get anyone to DO some 'proper' school work! ;-D
(Define 'proper' anyway...)

Herding Grasshoppers said...


I saw this post on your blog, Felicity - meant to thank you!

If the rest of you haven't seen her blog, go check it out.

leah said...

Time Magazine just had an article saying we should get rid of summer vacation, because our kids are falling behind other countries. I thought it was a terrible idea- kids need time to play and explore! We keep adding homework hours and school hours, and our test scores keep dropping. Obviously, the "more school = better education" equation is incorrect.

I really love this quote- kids need to explore and learn about things in a way that interests them for anything to "stick."

The dB family said...

The man was brilliant in so many ways!