It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which the teaching is given
A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson.
The eyes of the dead are closed gently; we also have to open gently the eyes of the living.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only thing in the world not for sale is character.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
If you cannot explain it simply, you do not understand it enough.
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.
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
To be a teacher you must be a prophet - because you are trying to prepare people for a world thirty to fifty years into the future.
Let the main object... to seek and to find a method of instruction, by which teachers may teach less, but learners learn more.
I think it likely that some of my pupils will reach unusual distinction.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
The major difference between the 'best' and the 'average' is that the 'best' get as much pleasure from practice as performance.
Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
The true aim of every one who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions,but to kindle minds.
I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them.
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