Monday, December 20, 2010

The Innovative Educator’s Top Education Quotes for Teaching Generation Text

Every year I share my top quotes. This year, it is the quotes my co-author Willyn Webb and I have chosen to accompany the chapters in our upcoming book, “Teaching Generation Text.”. These quotes were chosen to entice, motivate and inspire. I hope they will be of value to other innovative educators as well. If you have a quote that you think would work well with a particular chapter, please share.

"The world we have created is a product of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking."
-Albert Einstein
The Texting Teacher
"If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn."
- Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Estrada
The Texting Learner
"Over the past forty years, technology has changed so rapidly that by now kids are blase about its wonders. The unimaginable for us has become their norm."
- Dr. Michael Osit
Research Based Instructional Strategies Supported by Cells
"We educators stand at a special point in time"
- Robert Marzano, Debra Pickering, and Jane Pollock
Cell Phone Enriched Lessons to Engage Learners
"...if we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow."
- John Dewey
The Five Building Blocks for Success with Cell Phones in Education.
"You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great."
- Les Brown
The Texting School Community: Administrators, Guidance Counselors, Parents, Librarians, & Beyond
“Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.”
-Marian Anderson
Breaking the Ban with a Six Part Plan
“Let’s admit the real reason that we ban cell phones is that, given the opportunity to use them, students would vote with their attention, just as adults would ‘vote with their feet’ by leaving the room when a presentation is not compelling.”
-Marc Prensky
How to use Teaching Generation Text
The more I learn, the more I realize what little I know.
-K.C. Freeman

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1 comment:

  1. I teach in Sweden, where lots of schools are getting more enlightened about cellphones (we've got so many of them … and we've had 3G for many years now - just introducing 4G). A friend of mine who teaches Physics in grade school gave his '9th-grade' (US-style) pupils a tricky formula to work out. Two of them dialled 118 118 (the Swedish number for 'ask us anything' information searching) on their cellphone … and got the answer within about 5 minutes.

    He praised them … and then turned the rest of the lesson into one about the importance of understanding - and the relative unimportance of 'the right answer'.