“The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to
think–rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves,
than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.”
— Bill Beattie

Education has always been a very important factor in my life. Not only because it has given me the oportunity to become what I am not, but because I crave knowledge.

I have once again become a student. I am signed up to start learning ASL at a local community college. I love learning and I love a lot of teachers that I have had. I also think that good teachers are the ones that like the quote above teach you how to think and not what to think.

So, have you guys had any great teachers that you still remember from childhood or even recently? Do you believe that our education system works?

7 comments on “Education…

  1. Thats great…. ASL is quite challanging….
    I learned when i was 5 out of necessity and it was harder than learning to read and write. I still speak it fluently and tutor at the special ED at our local school district.

  2. my favorite two teachers were both artists. one a painter, the other a jeweler and potter. to this day i still feel they are inside of me because of all the wonderful things they taught. have a nice day and loved your blog!

  3. Good luck learning ASL!!
    Nope…no particular teachers stand out for me though I did have some good ones.
    Here in the state of VA the education system is screwed up…at least I think so. They rely on these SOL tests *Standards of learning* to get state accredidation (sp?) and all the teachers want to teach the kids is what is going to be on the tests. My kids became real bored, real fast since going to VA schools.

  4. hi Logtar, good for you on going to school to learn ASL, that is great.
    I think the best teachers are the kind that encourage you to do better and praise you when you do well.

  5. I went back to school last year after being out for a few years. I’ve realized that it means more to me now, even though I am still quite the slacker. I crave the knowledge, but I also crave ‘the party’ a bit too much. I’m still trying to find that happy medium.

    Oh yeah… Ms. Logtar, I never thought you were anything other than a man. But that was quite humorous, though I was expecting a bit more drama.

  6. Way to go logtar! The need to constantly learn new things to enrich our lives is very admirable. Good luck in your studies :) As for teachers they need to be given a medal for their dedication to mold the minds of the youth. It is a sad fact though that youngsters (as opposed to me being old LOL) rather spend their time in malls instead of studying at home. Oh well that is another story well in this country anyway … the poor state of our education system.

  7. good luck on your classes. as far as the education system .. can’t say I have the biggest faith in it. my daughter just started school and let’s just say I’ve gone round and round with the principal about the teaching. but I’ll spare ya ..

    I had this one band teach who was absolutely brilliant. Once in awhile I’ll travel back home and see him. I looked up to him .. he was so smart, funny & caring.

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