Quotes are a wonderful and quick way to express a larger idea and get to the center of a thought. As a more natural minded mama, I use quotes all the time to express the importance of child lead learning and natural exploration as well as to motivate me to stick to getting out and letting my little one learn her own way. I’ve collected some of my favorite quotes for world schooling and child lead learning to share with those looking to share these wonderful core ideas and get inspired or inspire others!
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Quotes For Child Lead Natural Learning
“The ultimate gift we can give the world is to grow our tiny humans into adult humans who are independent thinkers, compassionate doers, conscious questioners, radical innovators, and passionate peacemakers. Our world doesn’t need more adults who blindly serve the powerful because they’ve been trained to obey authority without question. Our world needs more adults who question and challenge and hold the powerful accountable.”~ L.R. Knost
“By the time your school understands the importance of green time, your kids may have children of their own. So, today let the homework lay untouched, in favour of outdoor play and real-world learning.”~Penny Whitehouse
“Our rapidly moving, information-based society badly needs people who know how to find facts rather than memorize them, and who know how to cope with change in creative ways. You don’t learn those things in school.”~Wendy Priesnitz
“Without continuous hands-on experience, it is impossible for children to acquire a deep intuitive understanding of the natural world that is the foundation of sustainable development. ….A critical aspect of the present-day crisis in education is that children are becoming separated from daily experience of the natural world, especially in larger cities.”~Robin C. Moore and Herb H. Wong
“Let Nature be your teacher.”~William Wordsworth
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“They’re not just playing in nature, they are: Learning, creating, sensing, believing, relaxing, exploring, observing, wondering, connecting, discovering, appreciating, understanding, experimenting…”~Penny Whitehouse
“To develop a complete mind: study the science of art; study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”~Leonardo da Vinci
“Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives.”~Thomas Berry
“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. “~Oscar Wilde
“Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times”~Asian Proverb
“Don’t just tell your children about the world, show them.”~Penny Whitehouse
“The best education does not happen at a desk, but rather engaged in everyday living – hands on, exploring, in active relationship with life.”~Vince Gowman
“An environmental-based education movement—at all levels of education—will help students realize that school isn’t supposed to be a polite form of incarceration but a portal to the wider world.”~Richard Louv
“Teaching is not about answering questions but about raising questions – opening doors for them in places they could not imagine.”~Yawar Baig
“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.”~John Lubbock
“As children observe, reflect, record, and share nature’s patterns and rhythms, they are participating in a process that promotes scientific and ecological awareness, problem solving, and creativity.”~Deb Matthews Hensley
“If we want our children to move mountains, we first have to let them get out of their chairs.”~Nicolette Sowder
“Close observation of children at play suggests that they find out about the world in the same way as scientists find out about new phenonoma and test new ideas…during this exploration, all the senses are used to observe and draw conclusions about objects and events through simple, scientific investigations.”~Judith Rodin
“Children have a natural affinity towards nature. Dirt, water, plants, and small animals attract and hold children’s attention for hours, days, even a lifetime.”~Robin C. Moore and Herb H Wong
“Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them.”~The Audubon Nature Preschool
Any quotes you would add?
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18 thoughts on “20 Quotes For World Schooling”
love this, being in nature is fun and such a stress release, we love tent camping every chance we can.
Loved this article. I am going to share it with my friends
Love all these quotes as many of them point to nature. Sometimes I think I was fortunate to be young when children spent hours outside playing and exploring. No mobile phones or computers. When it started getting dark it was time to go home.
Such beautiful sentiments and great reminders, thank you for sharing!
Loved this post!
I love these quotes for world schooling and child lead learning! Allowing our children to explore and learn naturally has endless benefits.
This couldn’t be more timely as we just pulled our kids out of traditional school. They are absolutely thriving and truly learning about the world around them.
Thanks for sharing such inspirational quotes! I definitely need to make sure my children are spending more time in nature to learn more that way.
I absolutely love all of these quotes! I agreed that it’s important we immerse our kids to different environments and cultures to expand their horizon. As expats in Switzerland, we learned so much by living in a completely different culture than our, and the experience has been tremendously rewarding!
I love this post. These quotes are wonderful and so true. It’s so important to get our kids outside to explore nature, to let them try new things and be curious about a variety of things. Thanks for sharing.
As a worldschooling family, I really enjoyed reading through this. Thanks so much for sharing.
These are awesome!! I love it!! I’ve just recently heard the term “world schooling” but it is exactly what I’m planning to do with our kids when they’re school age.
So fun! Such an awesome choice to world school!
Such wonderful quotes! I love that many center around nature. THe great outdoors can teach many things!
I love quotes! Thanks for sharing 🙂