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.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
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'.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
No man can be a good teacher unless he has feelings of warm affection toward his pupils and a genuine desire to impart to them what he believes to be of value.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching.
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.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
He may be dead; or he may be teaching English.
I had a real yearning to make use of the opportunities I had at school. When I heard about the gap year of teaching English at a Tibetan monastery, I knew I had to do something about it really quickly, otherwise it was going to get allocated.
Teaching English and teaching Writing are two separate things.
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