Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name, it means trouble.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin.
If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.
[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which the teaching is given
There's no word in the language I revere more than 'teacher.' My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I've honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
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.
I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.
The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires.
For the longest time, you just sound like a broken record, but you have to be consistent when teaching kids.
Also, while I was at Yale, I had a job teaching kids at the museum.
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