The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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.
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
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'.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
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 teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
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.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
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."