Education Philosophy

“Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.”

—Robert M. Hutchins


“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”

-William A. Ward

Student Development

“Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”



“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”

— Leonardo da Vinci


“Education without application is just entertainment.”

— Tim Sanders

Action Learning

“Recipes tell you nothing. Learning techniques is the key.”

— Tom Colicchio

Good to Great

“The key to pursuing excellence is to embrace an organic, long-term learning process, and not to live in a shell of static, safe mediocrity. Usually, growth comes at the expense of previous comfort or safety.”

— Josh Waitzkin


“Learning never exhausts the mind.”

― Leonardo da Vinci


“Action comes about if and only if we find a discrepancy between what we are experiencing and what we want to experience.”

—Philip J. Runkel

Action Learning

“The doer alone learneth.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche