[Thought for Thursday] What kids remember

[Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are”

Jim Henson

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Single most important activity for building reading skills

“Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.”

— Marilyn Jager Adams

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The best education of all …

“You are told a lot about your education, but some beautiful, sacred memory, preserved since childhood is perhaps the best education of all. If a man carries many such memories into life with him, he is saved for the rest of his days.

Fyodor Dostoyevs

The illiterate of the 21st Century

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

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The fate of empires

“All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.”

— Aristotle

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Quotation for the week

Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.

Abraham Flexner

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