A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
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.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
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."
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Teachers open the door ... you enter by yourself.
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