Weekly Quote: Jeffrey Humpherys

Weekly quotes come from BYU faculty members who are regarded by their students as being both spiritually strengthening and intellectually enlarging.

“[I have] little lessons along the way, [such as] the value of homework and the purpose of homework. Because if you look at 3rd Nephi when Christ came, He taught them, ‘Go—pray and ponder and come back, and we’ll talk about it in the morning.’ … The learning didn’t take place in the lecture; the learning takes place after you take that lecture and you take your assignment and you put in 10 hours and [work] to really internalize and make that knowledge and information your own. And that’s an eternal principle as much in religion as it is in mathematics or whatever you are teaching. … That’s what learning really is.”

Jeffrey Humpherys, Department of Mathematics


About Thomas Ferrin

Latter-day Saint (Christian). Husband, father. Qualitative researcher. Designer. Jack-of-all-trades. Beatboxer. Thinker on moral agency. I like to wear corduroy and eat street tacos.
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