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Just the concept of personal freedom within a democracy,
by Daniel Greenberg

Just the concept of personal freedom within a democracy,
for instance, is a relatively young idea -
only about 300 years old in this country.
- Daniel Greenberg

But, neither of these educational scenarios worked for us,
so when we started a family, we wanted a different school for our children.
And the other founders felt the same way.
- Daniel Greenberg

You can't make someone learn something -
you really can't teach someone something -
they have to want to learn it.
And if they want to learn, they will.
- Daniel Greenberg

I followed the rules, and I was a high achiever.
- Daniel Greenberg

 

I'm not too worried about that.
I am a big believer in modeling.
- Daniel Greenberg

If you watch young children play, you will notice that they create games,
characters, situations, whole worlds in which they
immerse themselves with intense concentration.
- Daniel Greenberg

Technology will eventually destroy the way schools are run now.
- Daniel Greenberg

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When kids play, they are working on imagining the kind of world we live in.
- Daniel Greenberg

Kids are finding out about the potential for discovery
online from other sources;
many of them have computers at home,
for instance, or their friends have them.
- Daniel Greenberg

And they understand that to be an effective member of a democracy,
you have to accept responsibility.
- Daniel Greenberg

So, I see technology as a Trojan Horse:
It looks like a wonderful thing,
but they are going to regret introducing it into the
schools because it simply can't be controlled.
- Daniel Greenberg

We've been doing this here since 1968,
so we have been identified as an example of a free,
democratic school, and many professors want to expose
their students to our philosophy.
- Daniel Greenberg

In traditional schools, you're penalized for making a mistake.
But that won't work in the new information culture,
in the digital world we live in today.
- Daniel Greenberg

I think people with open minds will observe the way
we do things and realize that our goal is to have successful,
happy, productive adults, and they will take our ideas
and implement them elsewhere for their own children.
- Daniel Greenberg

I'll tell you what the real problem is:
These people are working under the assumption that
they know better about what is good for kids,
what kids need to learn to get ahead in this world.
- Daniel Greenberg

Educators are still spending way too much time trying
to control what kids learn,
bending the content to their own purposes,
hoping beyond hope to change - by using technology -
but not change too much.
- Daniel Greenberg

Whenever culture has gone through a radical change,
as ours has - from industrial age to information age -
there are people who will deny that things have changed;
they resist it and refuse to change.
- Daniel Greenberg

Quite a few, actually, are involved in education.
They have had the same experience Hanna and I had:
when they started having their own kids,
they didn't want them to have a poor educational experience;
they wanted them to enjoy school.
- Daniel Greenberg

But, if you observe children learning in their first few years of life,
you can see that they can and do learn on their own -
we leave them alone to crawl,
walk, talk, and gain control over their bodies.
It happens without much help from parents.
- Daniel Greenberg

Some go on to trade schools or get further training
for jobs they are interested in.
Some go into the arts, some are craftsmen,
some take a little time out to travel,
and some start their own businesses.
But our graduates find and work at what they want to do.
- Daniel Greenberg

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb

It is darkest just before the dawn.
- Proverb

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

I wrap the potential for bitterness,
resentment, martyrdom in the blanket of forgiveness
and just set it down.
Then it just melts in the warmth. And goes away.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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