It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.
More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which the teaching is given
If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.
Millions saw the apple fall but Newton was the one who asked why.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only thing in the world not for sale is character.
Upon the subject of education ... I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.
The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
Your best teacher is your last mistake.
Everywhere I go, I'm asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
The real trouble with film school is that the people teaching are so far out of the industry that they don't give the students an idea of what's happening.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children.
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
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