Welcome to the Dairy nutrient main page of Michel A. Wattiaux, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Please use the menu above to learn about our team, to access instructional websites (Teaching), to read more educational and research projects, and to download multi-lingual dairy-related technical publications. Enjoy!

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Quotes about Teaching and Learning

I teach, but only for the purpose of giving instructions (Yours sincerely!).

99% of the things you believe probably you have no direct evidence yourself. You have to trust people to find those things out and then tell it to you (Anonymous).

All learning is "relearning". .... Thus one's job as an educator is not only to implant new ideas but also dispose of or modify old ones (Kolb; Experiential Learning, p 39).

The purpose of education is to stimulate inquiry and skill in the process of knowledge getting, not to memorize a body of knowledge; Knowing is a process, not a product (Bruner; Toward a Theory of Instruction).

Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience (Kolb; Experiential Learning, p 49).

Quotes about Research

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them (Albert Einstein).

All models are wrong but some are useful (George Box).

Quotes to Live by

The Arc of the Moral Universe in long, but it bends toward justice (Martin Luther King Jr.).

Let us rise up and be thankful
For ir we didn't learn a lot today,
At least we learned a little;
And if we didn't learn a little,
At least we didn't get sick,
An if we got sick,
At least we didn't die,
So let us all be tankful (Buddha).