Proverbs

Dr Zagami admires the succinctness of an inspiring quote, proverb or meme to impart ideas.

Teaching: Changing minds.

Zagami

The more time spent teaching, the less time available for learning.

Zagami

Resist the marshmallows.

Zagami


Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

George Bernard Shaw

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?

Cicero

Every maker of video games knows something that the makers of curriculum don't seem to understand. You'll never see a video game being advertised as being easy. Kids who do not like school will tell you it's not because it's too hard. It's because it's boring.

Seymour Papert

The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.

Jean Piaget

Rather than pushing children to think like adults, we might do better to remember that they are great learners and to try harder to be more like them.

Seymour Papert

A ship is always safe at shore, but that is not what it’s built for.

Albert Einstein

Science is about what is, engineering is about what can be.

Neil Armstrong

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

Albert Einstein

So remember, look at the stars and not at your feet.

Stephen Hawking

It is nothing short of a miracle that modern methods of instruction have not yet strangled the holy curiosity of enquiry.

Albert Einstein

We have to think of ways to use games not just to escape reality but to re-engage with reality.

Henry Jenkins

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

Albert Einstein

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

Plato

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.

Albert Einstein

Let my playing be my learning, and my learning be my playing.

Huizinga

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

Dr. Seuss

Do not confine your children to your own learning for they were born in another time.

Hebrew Proverb

If mankind minus one were of one opinion, then mankind is no more justified in silencing the one, than the one - if he had the power - would be justified in silencing mankind.

John Mill

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

We must become the change we want to see.

Mahatma Gandhi

There isn't a person anywhere who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can.

Henry Ford

Anyone who is not a programmer is part of the program.

Unknown

Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?

Thomas Watson

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.

Charles Schulz

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Whole Earth Catalog (1974)

I read a study that measured the efficiency of locomotion for various species on the planet. The condor used the least energy to move a kilometer. Humans came in with a rather unimpressive showing about a third of the way down the list....That didn't look so good, but then someone at Scientific American had the insight to test the efficiency of lomotion for a man on a bicycle and a man on a bicycle blew the condor away. That's what a computer is to me: the computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.

Steve Jobs