Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.— Albert Einstein
Off-limits Teaching And Education quotations
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.
Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
The biggest mistake of past centuries in teaching has been to treat all students as if they were variants of the same individual and thus to feel justified in teaching them all the same subjects the same way.
To teach is to color a life forever.
Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn;
and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you.
The best education you will ever get is traveling. Nothing teaches you more than exploring the world and accumulating experiences.
The scandal of education is that every time you teach something, you deprive a [student] of the pleasure and benefit of discovery.
Students do not need to be labeled or measured any more than they are.
They don't need more Federal funds, grants, and gimmicks. What they need from us is common sense, dedication, and bright, energetic teachers who believe that all children are achievers and who take personally the failure of any one child.
We learn... 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we both hear and see 70% of what is discussed 80% of what we experience personally 95% of what we teach to someone else
A teacher is more than a test score and so is a child.
Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first.
The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
The best part of teaching is that it matters. The hardest part of teaching is that every moment matters every day.
Education, you know, means broadening, advancing;
and if you limit a teacher to only one side of anything, the whole country will eventually have only one thought, be one individual. I believe in teaching every aspect of every problem or theory.
The normal curve is a distribution most appropriate to chance and random activity. Education is a purposeful activity and we seek to have students learn what we would teach. Therefore, if we are effective, the distribution of grades will be anything but a normal curve. In fact, a normal curve is evidence of our failure to teach.
One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.
I do not need to establish a deep, lasting, time-consuming personal relationship with every student. What I must do is to be totally and nonselectively present to the student-to each student-as he addresses me. The time interval may be brief but the encounter is total.
When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That’s if you want to teach them to think.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds.
Parents teach in the toughest school in the world - The School for Making People. You are the board of education, the principal, the classroom teacher, and the janitor.
More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which the teaching is given
All of us in the academy and in the culture as a whole are called to renew our minds if we are to transform educational institutions-and society-so that the way we live, teach, and work can reflect our joy in cultural diversity, our passion for justice, and our love of freedom.
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.
If teaching has any purpose, it is to implant true insight and responsibility.
Education must lead us from irresponsible opinion to true responsible judgement. It must lead us from chance and arbitrariness to rational clarity and intellectual order.
For the sole true end of education is simply this: to teach men how to learn for themselves; and whatever instruction fails to do this is effort spent in vain.
Teach the ignorant as much as you can;
society is culpable in not providing a free education for all and it must answer for the night which it produces. If the soul is left in darkness sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The home is the first and most effective place to learn the lessons of life: truth, honor, virtue, self control, the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home.
What can educators do to foster real intelligence?.
. .We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation, and wildness.
To improve our schools, we have to humanize them and make education personal to every student and teacher in the system. Education is always about relationships. Great teachers are not just instructors and test administrators: They are mentors, coaches, motivators, and lifelong sources of inspiration to their students.
Education should be the process of helping everyone to discover his uniqueness, to teach him how to develop that uniqueness, and then to show him how to share it because that’s the only reason for having anything.
The most effective teacher will always be biased, for the chief force in teaching is confidence and enthusiasm.
I am firm in my belief that a teacher lives on and on through his students.
Good teaching is forever and the and the teacher is immortal.