The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
Mark Van Doren
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.
John Henrik Clarke
Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures.
Eugene P. Bertin
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.
Teachers who inspire know that teaching is like cultivating a garden, and those who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Teaching should be full of ideas instead of stuffed with facts.
No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness. If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.
A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.
Mustafa Kemal Ataruk
The future of the world is in my classroom today, a future with the potential for good or bad… Several future presidents are learning from me today; so are the great writers of the next decades, and so are all the so-called ordinary people who will make the decisions in a democracy. I must never forget these same young people could be the thieves and murderers of the future. Only a teacher? Thank God I have a calling to the greatest profession of all! I must be vigilant every day, lest I lose one fragile opportunity to improve tomorrow.
Ivan Welton Fitzwater
There’s no word in the language I revere more than ‘teacher.’ My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has.
I’ve honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
The man (or woman) who can make hard things easy is the educator.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.
Alice Wellington Rollins
Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.
If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.
Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.
If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.
There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fills you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.
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.’
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
George Bernard Shaw
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
A mind when stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.
Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.
William Arthur Ward
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
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.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.
There is, in fact, no teaching without learning. One requires the other.
Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.
Clay P. Bedford
Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.