It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies

they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.


Lessons in motivation ca. 1570

I said… how, and why, young children were sooner allured by love, than driven by beating, to attain good learning. — Roger Ascham. This was published in 1570. How, and why, are we taking so long to learn it. Ascham (or Askham) was a great supporter of archery, and wrote his first book on the subject….