None 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.
Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
One 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.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
The children are now working as if I did not exist.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
The 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.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
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 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.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
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