Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
The children are now working as if I did not exist.
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
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.
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.
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 schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.
Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?
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 true aim of every one who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions,but to kindle minds.
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