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 good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
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 mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
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.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
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 best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Teachers open the door ... you enter by yourself.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
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.
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that's not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
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