It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time - for we are bound by that - but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.
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 art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil.
Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
The kids in our classroom are infinitely more significant than the subject matter we teach.
Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. It's knowing where to go to find out what you need to know, and it's knowing how to use the information once you get it.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
Earth and Sky, Woods and Fields, Lakes and Rivers, the Mountain and the Sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.
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