Education, for most people, means trying to lead the child to resemble the typical adult of his society . . . but for me and no one else, education means making creators. . . . You have to make inventors, innovators...not conformists— Jean Piaget
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It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
The distance between the actual developmental level as determined by independent problem solving and the level of potential development as determined through problem solving under adult guidance or in collaboration with more capable peers
Teenagers these days are out of control.
They eat like pigs, they are disrespectful of adults, they interrupt and contradict their parents, and they terrorize their teachers.
A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason, to always be curious, to fight tirelessly for something.
Every child needs at least one adult who is irrationally crazy about him or her.
If I had the power to influence Indian journals, I would have the following headlines printed in bold letters on the first page: Milk for the infants , Food for the adults and Education for all
Children are not the people of tomorrow, but people today.
They are entitled to be taken seriously. They have a right to be treated by adults with tenderness and respect, as equals. They should be allowed to grow into whoever they were meant to be - The unknown person inside each of them is the hope for the future.
Once you're grown up you can't come back.
It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.
The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult.
It’s time to put away our fairytales, all of them, and assume our responsibilities, the adult responsibilities that begin with adult knowledge. Our planet needs us. She needs us to think like healers and act like warriors. And if you think that’s a contradiction, then get out of the way.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.
One of these days we're gonna have to grow up, have to get real jobs and be adults, someday, just not today.
The unconscious mind is decidedly simple, unaffected, straightforward and honest. It hasn't got all of this facade, this veneer of what we call adult culture. It's rather simple, rather childish It is direct and free.
One of the many interesting and surprising experiences of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even very young children a capacity for insight which is often far greater than that of adults.
The creative adult is the child who survived.
As adults we try to relax from the never-ending quest for reason and order by drinking a little whiskey or smoking whatever works for us, but the wisdom isn't in the whiskey or the smoke. The wisdom is in the moments when the madness slips away and we remember the basics.
The playing adult steps sideward into another reality;
the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.
In order to develop normally, a child requires progressively more complex joint activity with one or more adults who have an irrational emotional relationship with the child. Somebody's got to be crazy about that kid. That's number one. First, last and always.
Children who read, become adults who think.
The creative adult is the child who has survived.
The problem in society is not kids not knowing science.
The problem is adults not knowing science. They outnumber kids 5 to 1, they wield power, they write legislation. When you have scientifically illiterate adults, you have undermined the very fabric of what makes a nation wealthy and strong.
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.
Who say we have to grow up?
The present map of Palestine was drawn by the British mandate.
The Jewish people have another map which our youth and adults should strive to fulfill: from the Nile to the Euphrates.
When a child hits a child, we call it aggression.
When a child hits an adult, we call it hostility. When an adult hits an adult, we call it assault. When an adult hits a child, we call it discipline.
Games are a trigger for adults to again become primitive, primal, as a way of thinking and remembering. An adult is a child who has more ethics and morals, that's all. I am not creating a game. I am in the game. The game is not for children, it is for me. It is for an adult who still has a character of a child.
Spilling a glass of wine is the adult equivalent of letting of go a balloon.
The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading. It isn’t achieved by the book alone, nor by the child alone, nor by the adult who’s reading aloud—it’s the relationship winding between all three, bringing them together in easy harmony.
Under the urge of nature and according to the laws of development, though not understood by the adult, the child is obliged to be serious about two fundamental things ... the first is the love of activity... The second fundamental thing is independence.
You have to convince the adults that if a child is to learn his culture, he or she will have to see his mother and father reading about it, and explaining it to him. Then it gets a legitimacy it otherwise would never have. Until then, his learning is limited.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the human race.
The interesting adults are always the school failures, the weird ones, the losers, the malcontents, this isn’t wishful thinking. It’s the rule.
Fettucini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism. It is not quite the occupation of an adult.
A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
It is critical that parents and other trusted adults initiate conversations with kids about underage drinking well in advance of the first time they are faced with a decision regarding alcohol.
Instead of trying to produce a programme to simulate the adult mind, why not rather try to produce one which simulates the child's? If this were then subjected to an appropriate course of education one would obtain the adult brain.
I was born in Philadelphia and currently live in Minneapolis. I write for both children and adults.
Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it.
Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.
Crimes against children are the most heinous crime.
That, for me, would be a reason for capital punishment because children are innocent and need the guidance of an adult society.
Many teachers think of children as immature adults.
It might lead to better and more 'respectful' teaching, if we thought of adults as atrophied children.