Einstein, and Why He is My Hero

Great post from Jennie. Einstein is one of my heroes. What a great quote:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.  For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”

A Teacher's Reflections

Jim Trelease sent me Einstein’s quote, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”  Jim knew this would strike me, and it did.  All that I do in teaching is centered on creativity.  And of course fun is essential in order to make sure that it sticks.  So, does that mean I’m stimulating intelligence?  No, it means I’m striking the match- that lights the fuse- that stimulates intelligence.  Wow!

Thus began my love affair with Albert Einstein.

As a young child Einstein was a late talker, after the age of two.  And then, he had unnatural pauses in his speech.  The family maid said he was “a dope.”  School wasn’t much better.  Einstein said:

It’s almost a miracle that modern teaching methods have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry, for what this delicate little plant needs more than anything, besides stimulation, is freedom.

Yes.  YES!  Why do some teachers unknowingly…

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2 thoughts on “Einstein, and Why He is My Hero

  1. Namaste Opher 🙂

    Excellent quote. Does wisdom – the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement; the quality of being wise – promote creativity – the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness – impede it or simply just focus it with intention, relevancy and purpose?

    Namaste 🙂

    DN

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