Donovan L. Graham Famous Quotes & Sayings

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9 Donovan L. Graham Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Donovan L. Graham Sayings: Some people claim we have a Christian heritage in America that needs restoring, but such Some people claim we have a Christian heritage in America that needs restoring, but such a claim is debatable and is not well supported by the evidence. We have no biblical warrant to deify the past. Consequently, I find it difficult and possibly wasteful to try to identify just what part of our heritage was Christian in hopes that we can somehow get back to it.
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Donovan L. Graham Sayings: School curriculum, learning activities--all educational pursuits--should be characterized by and should lead to a sense School curriculum, learning activities--all educational pursuits--should be characterized by and should lead to a sense and experience of wholeness. (p25)
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Donovan L. Graham Sayings: God does not hold our environment accountable for our behavior; he holds us accountable. (p79) God does not hold our environment accountable for our behavior; he holds us accountable. (p79)
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Donovan L. Graham Sayings: Our students sometimes use their creativity to do wrong things, and we therefore conclude that Our students sometimes use their creativity to do wrong things, and we therefore conclude that we must keep them from being creative. But evil cannot be blamed on creativity. (p31)
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Donovan L. Graham Sayings: Most Christian teachers would profess to believe that their students are made in the image Most Christian teachers would profess to believe that their students are made in the image of God. . .Classroom practices, however, often reveal that students are not treated accordingly. They are not challenged to think through issues and carefully examine the various positions relevant to the issue. Instead they are simply given information as correct answers to be remembered and reproduced on a test or in some other written form. Rather than create an art project that reveals something about the way they view the world, they are given specific instructions for completing each step of the project and criticized, for example, if the trees are not green. While verbally teaching Johnny that he is an important person, a teacher may employ a learning model or classroom discipline system that clearly treats him as on object to be shaped and controlled by a system. . . (p18)
Donovan L. Graham Sayings: Most professional beliefs, especially Christian religious beliefs, are taught through formal, usually verbal, instruction. Such Most professional beliefs, especially Christian religious beliefs, are taught through formal, usually verbal, instruction. Such formal instruction may be devoid of personal experience to match the verbal teaching. . . Just as the instruction is verbal, the learner's profession of the belief is verbal.
Donovan L. Graham Sayings: While teachers often complain that their students seem to do very little thinking, teachers who While teachers often complain that their students seem to do very little thinking, teachers who simply follow the manual should understand that they are actually contributing to the problem. Students seldom learn to think under the tutelage of teachers who do not think either.
Donovan L. Graham Sayings: the process through which any concept or subject (content) is taught becomes a part of the process through which any concept or subject (content) is taught becomes a part of the content. (p19)
Donovan L. Graham Sayings: The educational process must again provide the opportunity for students to make choices and live The educational process must again provide the opportunity for students to make choices and live with the consequences of these choices. Teaching is not simply telling people what to believe and do.