It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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.
Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change.
More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which the teaching is given
Whoe'er excels in what we prize,
Appears a hero in our eyes;
Each girl, when pleased with what is taught,
Will have the teacher in her thought.
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A blockhead with melodious voice,
In boarding-schools may have his choice.
Any genuine teaching will result, if successful, in someone's knowing how to bring about a better condition of things than existed earlier.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
To know how to suggest is the art of teaching.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
All human beings are born with unique gifts. The healthy functioning community depends on realizing the capacity to develop each gift.
Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
I'm not a teacher: only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead - ahead of myself as well as you.
What's a' your jargon o' your schools, Your Latin names for horns and stools; If honest nature made you fools.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
I transmit but do not create. I place my trust in the teachings of antiquity.
Many people think of the Bible as a book of moral teachings with stories sprinkled through to illustrate the teachings. But it's a lot BETTER THAN THAT...the Bible is a single true story with teachings sprinkled through to illustrate the story.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
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