Why students are lamps to be lit

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  1. Midorinkashi Stha profile image59
    Midorinkashi Sthaposted 4 years ago

    Why students are lamps to be lit

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    Larry Wallposted 4 years ago

    If you want to use the lamp analogy, as in your question, then students are simply sitting and not illuminating, which they can only do through the acquisition of knowledge. To take it a step further a student who does not take advantage of learning opportunities, may be compared to a lump of coal--great potential, but it has to be ignited.

    A student has tremendous potential, but until the switch is turned, or the wick is ignited, the student will remain in a dormant state. Once a source of knowledge is supplied, the student will illuminate and be productive.

  3. Doc Snow profile image92
    Doc Snowposted 4 years ago

    I don't agree, in general.  Good students already burn brightly with life when they come to the studio or classroom; the teacher may bring additional fuel, clear the chimney, or shelter the flame, all of which may be helpful, but is nurturing rather than generative.

    Perhaps there are times when an inspiring teacher can actually, in some sense, light a flame.  But I think these are comparatively rare.

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      Larry Wallposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I do not disagree, however, I have seen students with knowledge, waiting to be ignited but for social reasons, economic reasons, prejudice, etc, that student is often overlooked. Also, our cookie cutter approach to eduction misses some students.

  4. The Examiner-1 profile image73
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    Perhaps it means that the students are like lamps which are filled with lighting fluid (filled with knowledge). After their flame is lit, then others will see that they are willing to share that knowledge.

  5. kamran210 profile image65
    kamran210posted 4 years ago

    more like " Lambs " .

    Keeping in view  the current society .

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years ago

    Cuz their own flames went out during years of being forced to sit in desks listening passively to teachers, who did not encourage interests and did not ignite or encourage them. Students have flames of joy and interest in life. These flames should be allowed to burn brightly during the formative years.


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