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As long as acquiring knowledge is the educational goal of schools, educational opportunities will be limited, as they are now, to affluent families.
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Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship.
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Changing that definition to education is using knowledge and backing that up with all classroom work and tests focused on doing this is the way to upgrade the low grade system we have now.
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Changing the system means giving up the way things have always been done that are no longer working. I offer ideas to change the system that I believe will help all students succeed.
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Don't marry someone you would not be friends with if there was no sex between you.
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Education is the process in which we discover that learning adds quality to our lives. Learning must be experienced.
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Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.
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Every single major push in education has made it worse and right now it's really bad because everything we've done is de-humanizing education. It's destroying the possibility of the teacher and the student having a warm, friendly, intellectual relationship.
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Everybody needs one essential friend.
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Good or bad, everything we do is our best choice at that moment.
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I played first trumpet in the high school band. I was competent and felt fine. I realized I wasn't talented enough or didn't want to work hard enough to become solo trumpet.
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I think education is both using and improving knowledge and that changes the whole picture.
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I think it is totally wrong and terribly harmful if education is defined as acquiring knowledge.
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I think that there is such a thing as competence.
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If everyone could learn that what is right for me does not make it right for anyone else, the world would be a much happier place.
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If students get a real education where they are intellectually involved, where they have to show how they use the knowledge or improve the knowledge, they'll do fine on these tests.
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If we had in this room a hundred teachers, good teachers from good schools, and asked them to define the word education, there would be very little general agreement.
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If you improve education by teaching for competence, eliminating schooling, and connecting with students, the test scores will improve.
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If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.
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In a Glasser Quality School there is no such thing as a closed book test. Students are told to get out their notes and open their books. There is no such thing as being forbidden to ask the teacher or another student for help.
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It is almost impossible for anyone, even the most ineffective among us, to continue to choose misery after becoming aware that it is a choice.
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Kids from poor families or poor backgrounds like A's as much as anybody else, but early in their career, by second or third grade, they give up on the idea that they'll ever get them and therefore we are killing them off on something that isn't even important, memorizing facts.
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No human being will work hard at anything unless they believe that they are working for competence.
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Now schooling, to get back to your question, schooling is basically 98 percent factual knowledge and so schooling is that what you're asked to learn in school and punished for not learning, that no one in the real world would ever ask you to know.
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Prior to being allowed to enter the profession, prospective teachers should be asked to talk with a group of friendly students for at least half an hour and be able to engage them in an interesting conversation about any subject the prospective teacher wants to talk about.
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Running a school where the students all succeed, even if some students have to help others to make the grade, is good preparation for democracy.
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Sex is on the minds of most people, especially those who shouldn't be having it.
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Since there will be no one left to talk peace after the next war, it makes good sense to break with tradition and hold the peace conference first.
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So, we need to start understanding the difference between what I call factual knowledge and educational knowledge, and we don't focus much on educational knowledge.
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Standardized tests now are based on being satisfied with scores that are less than competent.
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The faster you go, the more students you leave behind. It doesn't matter how much or how fast you teach. The true measure is how much students have learned.
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There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.
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There are two vital issues that teacher educators are not addressing. The first is to teach prospective teachers how to relate to their students so that the students feel the teachers care about them and respect them.
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There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality School in that there is winning but no losing.
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This is at the heart of all good education, where the teacher asks students to think and engages them in encouraging dialogues, constantly checking for understanding and growth.
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This is important because the system now that we have is terribly discriminatory against students who don't come from families where they are wealthy or their education is valued at home.
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To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility, we must reduce the domination of certainty in education.
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Told that the passing grade is a B or competence and that we will help you to get there, students do competent work. The lowest passing grade in the real world is competence. Why do schools accept so much less?
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Too many of us fail to fulfill our needs because we say no rather than yes, or perhaps later in life, yes when we should say no.
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We almost always have choices, and the better the choice, the more we will be in control of our lives.
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We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.
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We can pay teachers a hundred thousand dollars a year, and we'll do nothing to improve our schools as long as we keep the A, B, C, D, F grading system.
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We can teach a lot of things, but if the teacher can't relate by talking to a group of friendly students, he'll never be a competent teacher.
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We don't focus as much in schools on educational knowledge which requires thinking and application, as we do on acquiring facts.
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We may be up against a stone wall, but we don't have to bloody our heads against it unless we choose to.
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What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today, but revisiting this painful past can contribute little or nothing to what we need to do now.
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What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship or conversation with the teacher.
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What we are doing is a vivid example of why the extracurricular activities are so successful and our classes so unsuccessful.
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When we label anyone 'bad', we will have more trouble dealing with him than if we could have settled for a lesser label.
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Without pay, no human being will work up to their ability if he or she is not cared for and respected.
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You can acquire a lot of knowledge without ever going to school.
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