‘The popular method of filling the student’s mind with that which is not practical and hurrying him through a certain course, in order that he may obtain a diploma, is not true education. True education begins on the inside, at the core, with that which is practical.’
Goodloe Harper Bell, Review December 26, 1882
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I love this quote because it exhibits the need to develop the whole child. Too many times parents and educators compartmentalize a child's development, keeping intellectual learning separate from vocational skills, musical expression or physical ability. Seeing the child as a whole person and helping them develop in all facets of their being establishes the core of what true education really is.