Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not a preparation for life but is life itself.
Bring in a quote from a philosopher you are reading that is particularly powerful. Attach to a certain philosophy.
If nature has commanded that of all the animals, infancy shall last longest in human beings—it is because nature knows how many rivers there are to cross and paths to retrace. Nature provides time for mistakes to be corrected (by both children and adults), for prejudices to overcome, and for children to catch their breath and restore their image of themselves, peers, parents, teachers, and the world. --Loris Malaguzzi