Friday, October 27, 2006

'You are here to be educated, not to pass exams'.
Prof. Pat Merton

11 Comments:

Blogger Grish said...

Oh yeah! Well identify those trees...:P jk

Have a good one buddy

6:28 AM  
Blogger Eleanor said...

The quote is right on the money. Some of my high school teachers had that attitude and it's no coicidence that they were my favourites, and the ones from whom I learned the most. Not that exams scared me, but memorizing material just to pass exams isn't real learning.

Gorgeous picture, too. Reminds me of the wooded areas of the pasture on the family farm, which were my favourite haunts in my growing up years. Sigh, now you've made me all homesick. Thanks a lot! ;)

3:57 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

beautiful tree Rel ~ Have you left yet? lol

5:44 PM  
Blogger Churlita said...

I've never been very good at standardized tests, but I try to educate myself every day.

Beautiful trees. The color here is almost gone.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Ginger said...

Hi Quebec city is great. The brick roads are amazing. Some streets are narrow. Outdoor restaurants. But.... kind of cool this time of the year. lol. I imagine it is a bit like France. Up here there is a lot of French speaking they call slang,not like french language in france. You probably will find parts of Quebec that your french will come in handy,they just don`t speak English. Hope you both have fun. Our trees are almost bare now. I`v raked 5 + huge bags last sat., still didn`t do all the yard. Got up Sun.,looked like I had done nothing. Oh well good exercise for this old body. Take care , don`t forget your long johns

7:40 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

You mean I studied for nothing for those exams??? lol Wonderful quote and beautiful picture!! I'm guessing you and D are now on your way to Quebec City...I love the old part of the city, all cobblestone streets and old world charm. Make sure you take a ride in the "caleche" which is the horse drawn carriage:-) J'espere que tu a du beau temps!!

11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that is a terse statement explaining education! If one doesn't get it, then one does not deserve to be educated, right?

Enjoy your journey to Quebec!

Robyn xoxo

1:36 AM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Here, here! Stunning photo.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous m said...

I wish more educators had that attitude!
It is a good philosophy outside of the classroom as well!

8:14 PM  
Blogger Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Great quote and have a fun trip!

tea
xo

12:56 PM  
Blogger DellaB said...

"Must remember granddaughter, Hailey's 11th birthday is Nov. 1st."

Hey Rel - it's Nov 1st here in Oz already...

Beautiful picture, love the poems... I guess we could say the same about life, 'here to live'
;-)

enjoy your trip...

2:40 PM  

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