Saturday, 14 March 2015

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein!

Today is a very special day - it is Albert Einstein's birthday.  

Albert Einstein is our class mascot for many reasons.  He is widely considered to be the most intelligent person in history but interestingly if you had asked Einstein himself about that, he would have disagreed.

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."

From Einstein we learn the value of asking questions.

Although Einstein is know for his achievements in Maths and Science, he believed that being smart is not about knowing everything.

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."

He believed that creative pursuits such as art and music are just as important as reading, writing and maths.

Albert Einstein shows us the importance of perseverance.

"I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right." and "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."

And he even had lessons for teachers.

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein!  We look forward to learning more from your wisdom.

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