The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
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'.
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.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
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.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
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.
A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson.
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.
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
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 best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.