Nel Noddings Quotes

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Everything we do, then, as teachers, has moral overtones.

It still amazes me that we insist on teaching algebra to all students when only about 20 percent will ever us it and fail to teach anything about parenting when the vast majority of our students will become parents.

Nel Noddings (1929-2022) was an American educator and philosopher.  Her teaching career included 17 years as an elementary and high school teacher along with serving in administrative positions.  Before retiring in 1998, her career moved into teaching and administrative positions at Stanford, Columbia, and Colgate universities.

4 thoughts on “Nel Noddings Quotes

  1. As I told my students when they asked why they had to study subjects like Spanish or Algebra that they had decided that they would never use. There are two reasons to do so: One is you never know where life may take you and what yo may need to know in the future. And two, it’s all about self-discipline.

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    • Vickie, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I wholeheartedly agree with your approach. I can see Noddings’ purpose, but students still need to be exposed to certain skills and opportunities. Students need self-discipline and a positive work ethic.

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