Inspiring Learning

Today we have been busy… busy… busy… designing a bespoke training event based around ‘Inspiring Learning’. This book speaks a lot of sense.

The foreword grabbed my attention…

“It means to ‘breath life into’, inspiration….If the children in your classroom are spellbound by your performance in the classroom then you are charismatic but not inspiring. And if you want to inspire children then you must learn to stop taking their breath away…its not about you.”


Page 196-8 includes some quotes that we like…

‘What we want to see is the child in pursuit of knowledge and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.’ (George Bernard Shaw) 

‘In times of change, learners inherit the earth whilst the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.’  (Eric Hoffer)

‘There is a striking quality to fine classrooms. Pupils are caught up in learning; excitement abounds; and playfulness and seriousness blend easily because the purposes are clear, the goals sensible and an unmistakable feeling of well-being prevails.’ (Louis Rubin)


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