The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
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.
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."
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed!
I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
The true aim of every one who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions,but to kindle minds.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
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.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
The children are now working as if I did not exist.
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