Friday, February 10, 2006

Everything is a learning opportunity

I listened to the podcast of Bill Clinton's eulogy for Coretta Scott King (thanks to Will Thalheimer for the pointer) and two quotes grabbed hold of me:

"The difficulty of success does not relieve one of the obligation to try." I think these were Clinton's own words. I guess we need to remember that sometimes when we feel we are up against it - professionally as well as personally.

"The inescapable web of mutuality" apparently a phrase coined by Martin Luther King. I like it. We all knew the man was a visionary, but I guess I didn't expect to discover that he had insight into the theory of connectivism... eh, George? :-)


Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher said...

What a great quotation. I have enjoyed perusing your blog!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Vicki - I am a subscriber to your Cool Cat Teacher blog, and use it as an example of what teachers can and should do with their blogs. If only all teachers were as passionate as you about their vocation.