Favorite Quotations

Some favorite quotations regarding dialogue and Socratic Classroom thinking. 

“The Socratic method, then, is the art of teaching not philosophy but philosophizing, the art not of teaching about philosophers but of making philosophers of the students.” ~ Leonard Nelson

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“It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.” ~ Alec Bourne

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“Really listen, because in every answer there are at least three more questions you want to be asking.” ~ Melanie Whelan

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“If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning.” ~ Carl Rogers

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“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” ~ Malala Tousafzai

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“Any fool can come up with the right answers. But the real measure of wisdom is coming up with the right questions.” ~ Swami Beyondananda

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“A conclusion is the place where you got tired thinking.” ~ Martin H. Fischer

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“It isn't what people think that's important, but the reason they think what they think.” ~ Eugene Ionesco

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“Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

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“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” ~ Mark Van Doren

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“In teaching it is the method and not the content that is the message... the drawing out, not the pumping in.” ~ Ashley Montagu

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“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” ~ Clay P. Bedford

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“Learn to reason forward and backward on both sides of a question.” ~ Thomas Blandi

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“Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.” ~ Jane Goodall

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“The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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“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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“Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.” ~ Arthur Koestler

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“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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