Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
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'.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
People will never forget how you made them feel.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
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.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
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.
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.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
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