A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
The children are now working as if I did not exist.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
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 greatest sign of success for a teacher...is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
You teach best what you most need to learn.
Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another.
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
When one teaches, two learn.
To know how to suggest is the art of teaching.
A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.
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