Today’s Inspiration from Benjamin Bloom

“After forty years of intensive research on school learning in the United States as well as abroad, my major conclusion is:  What any person in the world can learn, almost all persons can learn, if provided with the appropriate prior and current conditions of learning.”

~Benjamin Bloom, educational psychologist

Dweck, Carol S.  Mindset: the new psychology of success.  New York:  Ballantine Books, 2006.  65-66.

Today’s Inspiration from Seymour Papert

cartoon owl sitting on book“I do not wish to reduce mathematics to literature or literature to mathematics.  But I do want to argue that their respective ways of thinking are not as separate as is usually supposed.” ~Seymour Papert.

Papert, Seymour.  Mindstorms:  Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas.  New York:  Basic Books, 1993.  39.