It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
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 that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
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.
The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you.
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.
A very wise old teacher once said: I consider a day's teaching wasted if we do not all have one hearty laugh.
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.
The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and that the true teacher is a learner.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
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."
Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.
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