Learning Is Fun!
Why is it so important to be motivated and inspire interest in learning?
“The students are used to being entertained.They are used to the idea that if they are just the slightest bit bored, they can flip the switch and turn the channel.”
– Irene Kramsky
“The attention of children must be LURED, CAUGHT, and HELD like a shy wild animal that must be coaxed with bait to come close.If the situations, the materials, the problems before a child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation or threats will bring it back.”
– John Holt
“Children who have been taught, or conditioned, to listen passively most of the day to the warm verbal communications coming from the TV screen, to the deep emotional appeal of the so-called TV personality, are often unable to respond to real persons because they arouse so much less feeling than the skilled actor”
– Bruno Bettelheim
“I do not teach children, I give them joy.”
– Isadora Duncan
“In teaching, the greatest sin is to be boring.”
– J.F. Herbart
“The intelligence can only be led by desire. For there to be desire, there must be pleasure and joy in the work. The intelligence only grows and bears fruit in joy.”
– Simone Weil
“When someone is taught the joy of learning, it becomes a life-long process that never stops. Aprocess that creates a logical individual. That is the challenge and joy of teaching.”
– Marva Collins