Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.— W. E. B. Du Bois
Informative Literacy quotations
Imparting education not only enlightens the receiver, but also broadens the giver - the teachers, the parents, the friends.
Just remember the world is not a playground but a schoolroom.
Life is not a holiday but an education. One eternal lesson for us all: to teach us how better we should love.
In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
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.
we must go on fighting for basic education for all, but also emphasize the importance of the content of education. We have to make sure that sectarian schooling does not convert education into a prison, rather than being a passport to the wide world.
Louis Braille created the code of raised dots for reading and writing that bears his name and brings literacy, independence, and productivity to the blind.
Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they’re four years old, they’re usually among the best readers by the time they’re eight.
We were not taught financial literacy in school.
It takes a lot of work and time to change your thinking and to become financially literate.
The function of education is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but be yourself all the time.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
We [Black people] have always used our creativity to battle and we're not the only ones. Black Americans are certainly leaders in that simply because we were denied education and dealt with enforced illiteracy. But people seem to always forget that literacy is not the only way of learning things or conveying knowledge.
To be successful in life what you need is education, not literacy and degrees.
The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
Literacy is much more than an educational priority - it is the ultimate investment in the future and the first step towards all the new forms of literacy required in the twenty-first century. We wish to see a century where every child is able to read and to use this skill to gain autonomy.
Only that education deserves emphatically to be termed cultivation of the mind which teaches young people how to begin to think.
As the child approaches a new text he is entitled to an introduction so that when he reads, the gist of the... story can provide some guide for a fluent reading.
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.
Peace does not fare well where poverty and deprivation reign.
It does not flourish where there is ignorance and a lack of education and information.
Art is literacy of the heart
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.
At the 1894 ALA conference it was fairly well agreed that the primary goal of the public library must be to teach good citizenship. Libraries recognized that such "Americanization" could be achieved through literacy. Thus, teaching immigrants to read was not just a benefit in and of itself; literacy would also serve the interests of democracy.
Through literacy you can begin to see the universe.
Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.
Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep, for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter.
Comics are a gateway drug to literacy.
In our democratic society, the library stands for hope, for learning, for progress, for literacy, for self-improvement and for civic engagement. The library is a symbol of opportunity, citizenship, equality, freedom of speech and freedom of thought, and hence, is a symbol for democracy itself.
Better to lose a book to a child, than to lose a child to illiteracy.
The number one problem in today's generation and economy is the lack of financial literacy.
What can I say? Librarians rule.
More and more, job listings are exclusively available online and as technology evolves nearly every occupation now requires a basic level of digital literacy with web navigation, email access and participation in social media.
Without trust, words become the hollow sound of a wooden gong. With trust, words become life itself.
Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words.
Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy.