So just as a refresher once again: I was nominated by Joana Salazar for this challenge. And once again, if you haven’t checked her out – click her name and head on over!
- Post three consecutive days.
- You can pick one or three quotes per day.
- Challenge three different bloggers per day.
I started this challenge off by choosing to do 3 quotes per day, not just 1. Days 1 and 2 were dedicated to my favourite authors: Jane Austen and Dr. Seuss. Today, keeping kind of with the literary flow, I’ve chosen knowledge as my theme. Actually a friend chose it for me – I didn’t know how hard it would be to pick a theme for the last day! I just described what was happening to her, what I had already written on, and knowledge was her suggestion! Might have to do with her being in the middle of end of term projects and exams…..
How do you know so much about everything? was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant. – John Abbott
As a teacher, I come across the idea of “stupid questions” all the time! Not that the questions are stupid, but the student asking thinks it’s a stupid question, or doesn’t have the courage to ask what they really need to know! One time I was having a community circle about what the class did over the weekend, and one boy just raised his hand and asked why two countries on a map were different sizes, even though they were right beside each other on the map. For grade 1 it was a little bit of a shock but ya know, you just have to roll with it! He didn’t know, he wanted to know, so he asked! Even though some of the other little munchkins laughed at the question, he gained knowledge.
I find that a great part of the information I have, was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way. – Franklin Pierce Adams
Again – true as a teacher!! Just like the example above, my classes usually go off on their own little tangents before coming to the point of a lesson.
Real knowledge, like everything else of value, is not to be obtained easily. It must be worked for, studied for, thought for, and, more that all, must be prayed for. – Thomas Arnold
Preach! I think that so much comes easily for people living today. Especially in developed countries. But knowledge is something that someone has to seek out and really work for! It’s great to be able to google some fact, but do you retain it? Do you go after more information, more background and context to really understand it?
My nominations for today are:
Thanks again to Joana for my first challenge! It was much harder than I had anticipated, but that made me enjoy it all the more!