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Posted on: December 6, 2015

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. — William Butler Yeats

This is an oft quoted quote. It has made its way to posters and email signatures. But I wonder how many people live up to its intent and how many reflect on it critically.

I have met wet blankets who can spout this saying one week and douse enthusiasm of teachers the next.

Sparking interest in learners is one thing, keeping a fire going is another. Once a fire is started, it can do good or do harm. How do we do the least harm?

One simple way I do the least harm is to attribute the CC-licensed photo with which I created this image quote.

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