Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.— W. E. B. Du Bois
Terrific Teaching Education quotations
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.
No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them.
Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free.
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.
You can't teach people everything they need to know.
The best you can do is position them where they can find what they need to know when they need to know it.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
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.
The scandal of education is that every time you teach something, you deprive a [student] of the pleasure and benefit of discovery.
Don’t just teach your children to read… Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.
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
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.
Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you.
Just remember the world is not a playground but a schoolroom.
Life is not a holiday but an education. One eternal lesson for us all: to teach us how better we should love.
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.
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.
There is no place for [the Bantu] in the European community above the level of certain forms of labour ... What is the use of teaching the Bantu child mathematics when it cannot use it in practice? That is quite absurd. Education must train people in accordance with their opportunities in life, according to the sphere in which they live.
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.
The most urgent necessity is, not that the State should teach, but that it should allow education. All monopolies are detestable, but the worst of all is the monopoly of education.
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.
True 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 their own.
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.
There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.
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.
Grades don't measure anything other than your relevant obedience to a manager.
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.
Educators remind us that what counts in a classroom is not what the teacher teaches; it’s what the learner learns.
One of the goals of education should be to teach that life is precious.