Thursday, March 26, 2009

10 of my favourite Quotes for Teachers

  1. Good schools, like good societies and good families, celebrate and cherish diversity. - Deborah Meier
  2. That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.- Doris Lessing
  3. Don't set your wit against a child.- Jonathan Swift
  4. The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this afternoon.- Anonymous
  5. I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. - Chinese Proverb
  6. Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.- George Evans
  7. There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.- Marva Collins
  8. Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.- Gail Godwin
  9. Children need models rather than critics.- Joseph Joubert
  10. It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers -- they help us to learn. -John Bradshaw
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  1. "The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of younf minds."

    "The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn."

    "The first duty of a lecturer- to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks and keep on the mantlepiece forever."

    "The world talks to the mind. A teacher speaks more intimately;
    (s)he speaks to the heart."

    "Teaching provides a way to stay young at heart, to maintain a lifetime of active learning... It is in every respect a profession of hope."

    "Itis a glorious fever, that desire to know."

  2. Thanks for sharing your favourites as well Mr. Teacher! I love the Virginia Woolf one in particular. :-)


Thanks for sharing your two pence!


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