Quote of the Day

Teaching and learning are correlative and corresponding processes, as much so as selling and buying.  One might as well say he has sold when no one has bought, as to say that he has taught when no one has learned.  And in the educational transaction, the initiative lies with the learner even more than in commerce it lies with the buyer.  If an individual can learn to think only in the sense of learning to employ economically and effectively powers he already possesses, even more truly one can teach others to think only in the sense of appealing to and fostering powers already active in them.  Effective appeal of this kind is impossible unless the teacher has an insight into existing habits and tendencies, the natural resources with which he has to ally himself.

–John Dewey, How We Think

One thought on “Quote of the Day

  1. I really enjoyed your quote of the day.”Teaching and learning are correlative and corresponding processes, as much so as selling and buying.” This is so true if you have no students than why teach and if you have no buyers why sell

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