It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
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.'
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.
True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.
Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
I wanted to be a teacher, but I was a lousy student, one of the slowest readers. It was a tremendous struggle. But I'm lucky I had some teachers who saw something in me.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
If a teacher does not involve himself, his values, his commitments, in the course of discussion, why should the students?
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