Thursday, April 26, 2012

Our purpose

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."
--Malcolm Forbes

So I've made it...the last blog I will publish for TO's class. I honestly feel like I just sat down the other day to write my first blog. Anyways, I felt I wanted to take this blog and dedicate it to one of the reasons people like ourselves become teachers and a quality in which I think we should all possess. This quality is an open-mind. As teachers we cannot be close minded to the world--other views, different ways of life or unique individuals. We must have an open mind so that we can instill this quality in our students, or at least attempt to. The quote I found from Malcolm Forbes illustrates this idea magnificently. Teachers are not only supposed educate on "stuff," they should be to open an individual's eyes to new ways of seeing things or even help a student get closer to understanding themselves. With an open mind virtually anything is possible. We don't close out people or things from the world because they are different or unlike ourselves, rather we embrace them and in turn we learn.

1 comment:

  1. I love this quote. Open minds are the key to success!