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.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
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'.
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.
Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.
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.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate 'apparently ordinary' people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.
Teachers open the door ... you enter by yourself.
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.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
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