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What makes a great learning environment?



This space contains quotes that encapsulate good teaching, or what is important for good teaching to occur.

“One aspect of being a great teacher is to get a student to consider the obvious in such a new light that not only is his or her thinking changed, but the process of how to think is itself affected.”

Robert Fulghum, (1997), Words I Wish I Wrote. Harper Collins NY.

It is people, people are the most important thing

“A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.”

Horace Mann, (May 4, 1796 – August 2, 1859) was an American education reformer and abolitionist. He was also a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (Republican). From Wikipedia.

"If we continue to teach our students today,as we taught them yesterday, we rob them of tomorrow.”

John Dewey, (October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer. From Wikipedia.