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" For every one pupil who needs to be guarded from a weak excess of sensibility there are three who need to be awakened from the slumber of cold vulgarity. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. "
The Abolition of Man - Page 12
by C. S. Lewis - 2009 - 128 pages
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James, 1, 2 Peter, Jude

Paul V. Harrison, Robert E. Picirilli - 1992 - 359 pages
...good teacher is one much to be desired and one calling for special skills. CS Lewis (24) commented: "The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts." More properly, the instructor's task encompasses both of these. Undoubtedly, the leading of students...
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Education in Search of the Spirit: Essays on American Education

John Fentress Gardner - 1996 - 236 pages
...own experience as a teacher tells an opposite tale. For every one pupil who needs to be guarded from weak excess of sensibility there are three who need...cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defense against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. By srarving the sensibility of our...
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The Paideia of God and Other Essays on Education

Douglas Wilson, Canon Press - 1999 - 149 pages
...University (New York, NY: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1907) pp. 35-36. The emphases here are mine. 10. "The task of the modern educator is not to cut down...jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defence [sic] against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. By starving the sensibility of our...
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Starting Right: Thinking Theologically about Youth Ministry

Kenda Creasy Dean, Chap Clark, Dave Rahn - 2001 - 398 pages
...workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. — 2 Timothy 2:15 The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. The right defense against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. By starving the sensibility of our...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 pages
...who needs to be guarded from a weak excess of sensibility there are three who need to be awakened for the slumber of cold vulgarity. The task of the modern...not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts." — C. S. Lewis "On one occasion Aristotle was asked how much an educated man was superior to one who...
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Not Another Apple for the Teacher: Hundreds of Fascinating Facts from the ...

Erin Barrett, Jack Mingo - 2002 - 245 pages
...teach, without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn, is hammering on a cold iron." —Hoeace Mann "The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate ditches." — C. 5. Lewis "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."...
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For My A+ Teacher

Mary Rodarte - 2004 - 80 pages
...memorized. He who has imagination but no education has wings but no feet. 111 — French proverb ii The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate ditches. —CS le\f\s I never used to like school, because I could never learn. But a couple of years...
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Community Health Nursing: Caring for the Public's Health

Karen Saucier Lundy, Sharyn Janes - 2005 - 832 pages
...their own acceptance and tolerance of others. To that end, I offer this quotation from C. 5. Lewis: For every one pupil who needs to be guarded from a...jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defence [s/'c] against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. By starving the sensibility of our...
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C. S. Lewis's Case for Christ: Insights from Reason, Imagination and Faith

Art Lindsley - 2005 - 216 pages
...antiquity when he says that true education is not only of the mind but also of the affections: "For every pupil who needs to be guarded from a weak excess of...cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defense against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments."7 Aristotle held that the aim of...
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Brain-Based Teaching With Adolescent Learning in Mind

Glenda Beamon Crawford - 2007 - 195 pages
...Develops Man's Sense of Morality, noted teacher, author, and theologian CS Lewis (1947) wrote that the "task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts" (p. 24). He urged that teachers prepare young people to think for themselves and to consider the impact...
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