Why Education?

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What does it mean to educate? To lead, guide, and drive (‘ducere‘ in Latin).

What is the end-game of education?

Why Education?

Proto-Indo-European is “dewk-“, which means to pull, draw, and lead.

As a teacher and educator, you’re a leader, guide, and a shining paragon of virtue to exhibit to your students.

What does it mean to ‘teach’?

To teach comes from the Proto-Indo-Euorpean word “deyk-” which means “to point out“. Thus perhaps to teach is to simply point out things of interest to your students, and to guide them.

And what is a student? A student is someone who decides to devote themselves to a certain thing. And funny enough, the word “study” comes from the notion of “to push, to hit” — (s)tew- in Proto-Indo-European.

Turbocharge the minds of others and your students

Education as a Turbocharger for the Mind

The goal of education:

Not to get your students to think like you, but to think like themselves, by themselves, and to use themselves as an instrument for knowledge, wisdom, and understanding.

TEACH ON!

ERIC


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