Thursday, March 27, 2008

classical quotes about non-coercive education

They shall have such an education as will enable them to attain the greatest skill in asking and answering questions..

the mind more often faints from the severity of study than from the severity of gymnastics: the toil is more entirely the mind's own, and is not shared with the body.

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.....Then, my good friend, I said, do not use compulsion, but let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to find out the natural bent.

From Plato's Republic Book VII

Aidan made this Lego structure this morning and took his own picture of it. He wanted me to post it : ).

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