Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.
When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.
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.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.
Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds.
Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning.
Men learn while they teach.
Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
Like all great teachers he knew that a picture is worth a thousand words and that people learn most quickly by doing something or seeing something done.
Anyone who stops learning is old — whether this happens at twenty or at eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes constantly more valuable — regardless of physical capacity.
The children are now working as if I did not exist.
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