The first post is usually the hardest.

So they say. I will make this one as simple as possible, by standing on the shoulders of giants. These are quotes that have inspired me as a teacher. What are yours?

True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own. (Nikos Kazantzakis)

Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn. If the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking, learning naturally results. (John Dewey)

Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other. (Paulo Freire)

Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create. (Maria Montessori)


Not the giant’s shoulders, but one of his boots, left behind at the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

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