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Learning for Life: Educational Words of Wisdom Paperback – July 22, 2004
A perfect addition to any homeschool reference library [and] for my "writers bookbag" ... a must-have book - highly inspirational! -- Gena Suarez, Publisher, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
As I read [this book], I truly am inspired to greater heights as an educator, mother, and student of life. -- Kelly Maynard, Desert Hills Christian School, New River, Arizona
Time-honored inspirational quotes from history's great men and women that any parent and educator can benefit from. -- Helene Charles, homeschool mom
[These quotes] inspire a person and...give wisdom. I found myself immersed in reading them...saying "this is so true." -- Margaret E. Bradley-Simard, Retired School Psychologist/Psychometrist
From the Publisher
LEARNING FOR LIFE: EDUCATIONAL WORDS OF WISDOM was hot off the press on July 22, 2004. It is another quality product printed by Whitten Printers of Phoenix AZ, publishers of the "Citizens Rule Book" that has sold millions of copies nationwide. We highly recommend this compilation of quotations on education and child training. The sayings range from witty to wise, practical to profound, and informational to inspirational. Lengths vary from one-liners to extended paragraphs. Think of it as a conversation across the ages, full of rhetorical gems and sage advice on the subject of education. Finally, LEARNING FOR LIFE is a testimony to the long-lasting influence that parents and educators have on children and on the future.
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Here is a book with 365 pages of education quotes, and nobody knows about it.
Great book for the bathroom. Just read a couple every time you go there and you'll finish it fast.
I just dog eared the page on the good ones, and then went back to these to memorize them.
Education is a fascinating subject and this book provides lots of different perspectives from famous and obscure educators both modern and ancient from all over the world..
I have to get more than one copy of this book because it is going to be used so often in so many ways. I want a copy by my bedside for reading when I only have a few minutes before turning out the light. The quotations are thought-provoking and I enjoy pondering on the ideals some of them inspire.
I definitely want one on my resource shelf for teaching. Classical and Charlotte Mason style educators and homeschoolers and teachers of all types will love using this book as a resource for quotes to include in Nature Journals and Copy Work. There is even a chapter in the book entitled "Nature and the Outdoors" that I will refer to often in my own nature journaling!
One copy of the book should be kept at everyone's desk and I need another one in my laptop bag because I will want to use it in blogging and writing. I am very excited to find this resource and wish I had found it sooner. I am going to be able to use it when writing my newsletters and articles. I will even use it in my Christmas card correspondences this year! But most of all I'm going to enjoy reading this book whenever I get a few minutes to just relax - it's something I can just pick up and randomly read anytime.
Every chapter is like a new gift to be opened and relished. I was delighted to see so many subjects covered. The quotes are divided into 59 different subjects that cover life lessons in just about everything from Education, to Family Life, to Government and Politics! There is also a chapter on Special Needs which means a lot to me since I'm mom to twin boys with MR and autism.
This jewel of a book also has a handy section in the back of the book that includes a short biography of everyone quoted in it. What a great resource! This book includes over 1,000 quotes of great people such as Abigail Adams, Charlotte Mason, Isaac Newton, Noah Webster, Einstein, presidents, first ladies and many, many more.
Other pleasing bonuses include a chapter on creative ways to use the book, an index of names so you can find a quote of someone specifically, and an appendix listing great teachers and mentors past and present. There are even blank pages in the back of the book for recording quotes you might discover elsewhere.
When I was a young mother, I loved making posters of quotes and hanging them above my desk or on the fridge for inspiration. Now, I use them in blogging, e-mail signatures, and yes, I still like to make posters out of them and hang them where I can see them and be reminded of their importance. We never stop learning, and quotes are a great way to inspire us in bite-sized lessons. In this busy world, it's a great way to teach our children. Post them where the kids will see them, ask questions about them, and inspire good conversation.
I cannot imagine anyone not wanting to own this book. It is an ideal resource for teachers and homeschoolers, but history buffs, speakers, writers, book lovers and people from all walks of life will also want a copy for their library.
Caution: buy some extra highlighters and post-its because you're going to love marking up this book and dog-earing the pages. Trust me on this - you'll want more than one copy!
I think the anonymous quote in the book sums it up best:
"Wise sayings are like great men talking to us. They are the cheapest teachers, consultants, advisers, guidelines, pilots, signposts, guardians and counselors. They make us wise in one hundredth of the time of any other sources of knowledge. Get closely acquainted with them. They are short cuts to wisdom."
I give this book an A+!
With nearly 3000 quotations by more than 1000 people at your fingertips this book is a wealth of wisdom.
Veteran homeschooling mom and writer Teri Olsen has packed her years of research into this handy, enlightening, and valuable book.
Beginning with a selection of bible verses, Learning for Life is neatly organized into topical sections for easy reference. The pool of philosophers, writers, religious leaders, educators and other historical figures Teri has sampled is nothing less than impressive.
Read what Einstein has to say about imagination, or what Ambrose Bierce thinks of Education. Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Winston Churchill, Charlotte Mason-all the great men and women of our history are there with their nuggets of truth and enduring wisdom for the ages.
You'll also find brief biographical notes on the originator of each quotation so you can familiarize yourself with the individual's background or place in history, and learn if the author was self- or home-educated.
This book is perfect for students, writers, pastors, or anyone who is looking for that perfect quote but doesn't have the time or energy to find it, and will certainly make a fine addition to your home library.
I had a blast reading it and Teri's book has inspired me to start using quotes in my own writing. Like a garnish on a well-prepared dish, the perfect quote can make all the difference.
An abundance of quotes on nearly every aspect of education are presented within these pages. Use them for reports, posters, scrapbooking, stationary, inspiration, to illustrate a message....anything, really.
While this is a valuable resource to any writer, it is an inspiration to all. Simply browse it's pages and find yourself inspired to better teach and learn.
Thank you for such a wonderful resource!