Commonplace Learning

A commonplace book is a journal kept to collect words that inspire, develop, or otherwise enthrall the reader. Consider it a curation of thought, organized in words. People have been keeping these commonplaces for centuries.

So I thought, if one can keep a commonplace book on anything from battle strategies to poetic language, why not have a commonplace collection on education? Hence, Commonplace Learning: a curation on educational beliefs. Feel free to share your own found quotes in the comments.

photo credit: Altoon Sultan

On Reading:
"When you buy a book, you establish a property right in it, just as you do in clothes or furniture when you buy and pay for them. But the act of purchase is actually only the prelude to possession in the case of a book. Full ownership of a book only comes when you have made it a part of yourself and the best way to make yourself a part of it -- which comes to the same thing -- is by writing in it." -- Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren, How to Read a Book.

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