Further Reading: ＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝ (本书其实比较像个人自传，下面三本更偏重教学法): The Marva Collins method; a manual for educating and motivating your child by Marva Collins Ordinary Children, Extraordinary Teachers, by Marva Collins Values: Lighting The Candle of Excellence: A Practical Guide, by Marva Collins
Quotes: ====== There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.
Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide......Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Let us once again return the teaching of classics and poetry to our children. Let us once again set our children adrift in a sea of morality …Could it be that we have allowed them to grow up without direction, without morals? Without attempting to help them arrange the puzzles in their minds? Without giving them heroes and heroines to believe in?
Let us once again teach our children to tell time as well as purchase digital watches for them. Let us once again teach our children to tie their shoelaces as well as provide Velcro closures for them. Let us once again teach our children the multiplication tables before we buy them calculators. Let us once again teach our children that the mind is the best computer before we put them on computers.
The good school does not place readiness above thoroughness, memory above mastery, glibness above sincerity, uniformity above originality, and the rules and modes of the dead past above the work of the living present.
We emphasize a total learning experience. Not only must students be able to pass tests, perform academically, and work through social situations, but they must also have a sense of humanity and compassion.
To see things as they really are is one of the crowning privileges of the educated man, and to help others to see them so is one of the greatest services he can render to society.
Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do best.
教育： The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another.
A school will only work because of motivated leadership and dedication from the teachers.
Do whatever profession you're in, do it every day, every moment, as if the whole world were watching. I teach as if Jesus Christ Himself were in that classroom. And when you do that, you’re bound to see great things happening.
Once teachers try the Socratic, or direct method of teaching, they will never return to anything that cannot produce the 'magic.'
The "miracle" of teaching is "…dedication, common-sense, determination, and a love for our students.
Always make friends with each student before there is a discipline problem.
Find something positive to say about a child every morning
When our children walk in the door, I say, "Welcome to success. Say goodbye to failure because you are not going to fail. I'm not going to let you fail."
Children respond to love and positive feedback rather than negative programming.
Have a child write a composition or deliver a speech entitled "Why I Am Too Bright to Waste Time in School."
Avoid telling parents negative things about their children. You and the child attempt to solve the problems that arise in your classroom. You earn the respect and trust of your students, and you become a more effective teacher.
None of our teachers has a desk. Every teacher walks from student to student to mediate errors before they become permanent errors…If you red-mark papers and give them back to students a week, two weeks later, the errors mean very little to them
Remember, school is a microcosm of the real world. The reason most schools do not work is that school is just the opposite of what is expected of citizens in the real world. This, therefore, means that a child must practice being above average in school so that they can take what they’ve learned into the real world. This means giving each task in school a real effort, not just doing enough to squeeze by.
犯错： If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything.
Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.
We do not have the discipline problems that most schools have…a child will say to another one, "You've taken away my right to learn."...Or if a child insists on acting up, we will say, 'Why aren't you going to do that?' Their retort to us is, "Because I'm too bright to waste my time."