teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Brooks Adams
-To know how
to suggest is the great art of teaching.
-- Henri Frederic Amiel
of the biggest things that needs to change is the educational system. Universities
are still teaching a system to students that destroys the biosphere.|
-- Ray C. Anderson
country is a country of teachers. It is therefore a country of peace. We discuss
our successes and failures in complete freedom. Because our country is a country
of teachers, we closed the army camps, and our children go about with books under
their arms, not with rifles on their shoulders. We believe in dialogue, in agreement,
in reaching a consensus. |
-- Oscar Arias Sanchez
that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
is an ornament in prosperity and refuge in adversity.
who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only
gave life, those the art of living well.
should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at
-- Newton D. Baker
believe that every human soul is teaching something to someone nearly every minute
here in mortality.
- M. Russell Ballard
teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains
so, maybe for twenty years.
-- Jacques Barzun
is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
-- Jacques Barzun
A good teacher
is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism.
-- Louis A. Berman
is leaving a vestige of one self in the development of another. And surely the
student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures.
'If you want to learn a thing, read that. If you want to know a thing, write that;
if you want to master a thing, teach that.'
best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his
listener with the wish to teach himself.
-- Edward Bulwer-Lytton
teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
-- Thomas Carruthers
a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder,
he needs the companionship of at least one adult who
can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement
and mystery of the world we live in.
nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that
of the man who instructs the rising generation.
try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor
student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers,
too, have failed.
-- Marva Collins
new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.
task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate "apparently
ordinary" people to unusual effort. The tough problem is
not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out
of ordinary people.
-- K. Patricia Cross
genuine teaching will result, if successful, in someone’s
knowing how to bring about a better condition of things
than existed earlier.”
greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal
to them their own.
-- Benjamin Disraeli
"Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish.
They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry."
Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed
tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching
we rely on the "naturals," the ones who somehow know how to teach.
now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of
change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
Peter F. Drucker
Education is the
transmission of civilization.
-- Will Durant
you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.
-- Tryon Edwards
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy
in creative expression and knowledge.
Our schoolbooks glorify war and conceal its horrors.
They indoctrinate children with hatred. I would
teach peace rather than war, love rather than hate."
should be such that what is offered is perceived
as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.”
must inoculate our children against militarism, by educating
them in the spirit of pacifism... Our schoolbooks glorify
war and conceal its horrors. They indoctrinate children
with hatred. I would teach peace rather than war, love
rather than hate."
great teacher is not the man who supplies the most
facts, but the one in whose presence we become different
secret of education is respecting the pupils.
an opener of doors for such as come after thee.”
careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than
rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than
the wealth of the ignorant.
cannot be a teacher without exposing who I am.
teacher is no longer merely the-one-who-teaches,
but one who is him/herself taught in dialogue with
the students, who in turn while being taught also
teach. They become jointly responsible for a process
in which all grow."
we live our lives with the authenticity demanded
by the practice of teaching that is also learning
and learning that is also teaching, we are participating
in a total experience…. In this experience the beautiful,
the decent, and the serious form a circle with hands
the teachers or the students are not the same, the person
in charge of education is being formed or re-formed as
he/she teaches, and the person who is being taught forms
him/herself in the process. …There is, in fact, no teaching
teach is part of the very fabric of learning."
there is no valid teaching from which there does not emerge
something learned and through which the learner does not
become capable of recreating and remaking what has been
cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find
it within himself.
-- Galielo Galilei
teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity,
knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.
-- Eve Garrison
teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the
house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold
of your mind.
-- Kahlil Gibran
are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate
tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this
-- Haim G. Ginott
teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace
of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
-- Bishop Hall
object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along
without his teacher.
-- Elbert Hubbard
and the process of educating is a total integral,
contextual situation which includes students, teachers,
parents, administration and environment.
'It must be remembered that the purpose of education
is not to fill the minds of students with facts...
it is to teach them to think, if that is possible,
and always to think for themselves.'
that teaches us anything which we knew not before is undoubtedly
to be reverenced as a master.
-- Samuel Johnson
teach is to learn twice.
-- Joseph Joubert
looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but
warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and
for the soul of the child.
-- Carl Jung
child miseducated is a child lost.
cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children a
smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust
the care of their plumbing.
write books to change the world. Perhaps I can only
change one little piece of that world. But if I can
empower teachers and good citizens to give these children,
who are the poorest of the poor, the same opportunity
we give our own kids, then I'll feel my life has been
is a weapon of mass destruction. Joblessness is a
weapon of mass destruction, homelessness, a weapon
of mass destruction... racism, a weapon of mass destruction,
fear, a weapon of mass destruction. We must disarm
these weapons and renew our commitment to quality
public schools and dedicated teachers and good housing
and quality health care and decent jobs and stronger
is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting
- Vernon Law
important thing is not so much that every child should be
taught, as that every child should be given the wish to
-- John Lubbock
of the marks of a great teacher lies not only in an
ability to impart knowledge but also in knowing when
to encourage a student to go off on his own.
who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with
a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
-- Horace Mann
of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up
by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a
parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns
- bent down and helped us pick up our boots.
touch the future. I teach."
- Christa McAuliffe.
the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
-- Karl Menninger
greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be
able to say, "The children are now working as if I
did not exist."”
good teacher discovers the natural gifts of his pupils and
-- Stephen Neil
can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though,
awakens your own expectations.
-- Patricia Neal
dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs
and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes
poking you with a sharp stick called "truth."
-- Dan Rather
that the testing of the student's achievements in order
to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is
directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant
- Carl Rogers
important than the curriculum is the question of
the methods of teaching and the spirit in which
the teaching is given”
man can be a good teacher unless he has feelings
of warm affection toward his pupils and a genuine
desire to impart to them what he believes to be
education not only enlightens the receiver, but also
broadens the giver - the teachers, the parents, the
kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is
- Bob Talbert
you teach your son, you teach your son's son.
-- The Talmud
what you learn after you know it all that counts.
-- Harry S. Truman
art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
-- Mark Van Doren
teacher that I was for decades, and that I still am
in a certain way, wondered what was meant by the word
education. I was truly dumbfounded at the very thought
of dealing with such an essential and extensive subject.
mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The
superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
-- William Arthur Ward
most important part of teaching is to teach what
it is to know.
I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of
learning that those children have, and you ignite
it, you can take a child from any background to
a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment.
a teacher does not involve himself, his values,
his commitments, in the course of discussion, why
should the students?
is the greatest act of optimism”
-- Colleen Wilcox
was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion,
love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower,
then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent
into a solid citizen.
-- Philip Wylie
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