A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
The children are now working as if I did not exist.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
Modern 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.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.'
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
I believe 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 learning.
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
Teachers open the door ... you enter by yourself.
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