Quotes for Teachers
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If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
The problem with praising kids for their innate intelligence -the "smart" compliment-is that it misrepresents the neural reality of education. It encourages kids to avoid the most useful kind of learning activities, which is learning from mistakes. Unless you experience the unpleasant symptoms of being wrong, your brain will never revise its models. Before your neurons can succeed, they must repeatedly fail. There are no shortcuts for this painstaking process.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank...but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher...is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Ask yourself: 'Do I feel the need to laminate?' Then teaching is for you.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow.
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
The most important method of education always has consisted of that in which the pupil was urged to actual performance.
The students' minds must not be caged, nor for that matter those of the teachers.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach themselves.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder...he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind. It is a teacher's duty to teach the pupil how to will.
There is nothing which spreads more contagiously from teacher to pupil than elevation of sentiment.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial, and moral leadership among students and become their role model.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
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.