Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Art of Teaching

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” —Albert Einstein

Translated from a small bronze plaque in the Pasadena City College astronomy building. The German inscription reads “Es ist die wichtigste Kunst des  Lehrers, die Freude am Schaffen und am Erkennen zu wecken”. Einstein dedicated the building and its observatory on February 26, 1931 with a short speech, and also contributed aphorism to be inscribed on the dedication plaque inside the building.

Einstein speaking at the dedication of the Pasadena City College astronomy building, February 1931.

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