'There is no wisdom save in truth. Truth is everlasting, but our ideas about truth are changeable. Only a little of the first fruits of wisdom, only a few fragments of the boundless heights, breadths and depths of truth, have I been able to gather." -Martin Luther
Lisa Parisi has tagged me for the "This I Believe" Meme. Started by Barry Bachenheimer, this exercise is based on the National Public Radio "This I Believe" segment, where individuals share essays they have written that explain their life philosophies. In the present variation, participants are invited to examine their personal philosophy of education, then post their musings in a blog.
I believe that truth is not immutable, but capable of infinite variations.
I believe that the search for truth is a life journey, but one that begins at a young age, whether or not the nature of the journey is immediately apparent.
I believe that the purpose of education is two-fold: to supply the foundation objective truths which will help provide structure and stability for our students; and to foster the critical habits of thought and reflection which will enable them to continue their journey towards subjective truths long after they leave our tutelage.
This I believe.
"naked truth" by B. Charles Johnson