Horace Mann Quotes

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A house without books is like a room without windows.  No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them.

Resolve to edge in a little reading each day, if it is but a single sentence.  If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.

Horace Mann (1796-1859) was committed to educational reform in the United States.  One of his most passionate causes was for the establishment of universal public education for America’s children.

Monday Memories: It Takes a Village

Many of my teaching years were spent in Montana where the entire community took pride in their schools, and everyone shared responsibility in raising and educating their children.   Some of my stops included Plevna, Corvallis, and Circle.

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A child is born into a world foreign and new

Arriving today with a brighter future to view

 

Long before a child enters school year number one

Blessings come from many for a daughter or a son

 

Parents bring the beginning of learning home each day

Offering nurturing love and teaching with plenty of play

 

Others step in to provide valued assistance along the way

Teaching from grandparents and others with much to say

 

A book becomes a timely, precious, and vital gift

Learning to read will open up a life—never adrift

 

The pre-school years finally arrive and go

Seeking ways to seek, discover, and grow

 

A Sunday school teacher speaks of God’s love

Enriching a young heart with Spirit from above

 

Kindergarten and elementary school now await

Inspiring and faithful teachers remain at its gate

 

Yes, it always takes an entire village to teach a child

Educating a young mind each day, makes God smile

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Education Quotes

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Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life.  A child is given to the universe to be educated.

The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.

These quotes come from Frederick W. Robertson, English preacher and Christian author.

It Takes a Village

girls on desk looking at notebook

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

A child is born into a world foreign and new

Arriving today with a brighter future to view

 

Long before a child enters school year number one

Blessings come from many for a daughter or a son

 

Parents bring the beginning of learning home each day

Offering nurturing love and teaching with plenty of play

 

Others step in to provide valued assistance along the way

Teaching from grandparents and others with much to say

 

A book becomes a timely, precious, and vital gift

Learning to read will open up a life—never adrift

 

The pre-school years finally arrive and go

Seeking ways to seek, discover, and grow

 

A Sunday school teacher speaks of God’s love

Enriching a young heart with Spirit from above

 

Kindergarten and elementary school now await

Inspiring and faithful teachers remain at its gate

 

Yes, it always takes an entire village to teach a child

Educating a young mind each day, makes God smile