You cannot teach today the same way you did yesterday to prepare students for tomorrow.— John Dewey
Eye-opening Teaching Students quotations
The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.
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.
Differentiation is simply a teacher attending to the learning needs of a particular student or small groups of students, rather than teaching a class as though all individuals in it were basically alike.
I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.
If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.
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.
Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
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.
As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching.
A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself.
A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame. The teacher who has come to the end of his subject, who has no living traffic with his knowledge but merely repeats his lesson to his students, can only load their minds, he cannot quicken them.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
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.
What we want... is for students to get more interested in things, more involved in them, more engaged in wanting to know; to have projects that they can get excited about and work on over long periods of time, to be stimulated to find things out on their own.
We imagine a school in which students and teachers excitedly and joyfully stretch themselves to their limits in pursuit of projects built on their own visions … not one that that merely succeeds in making apathetic students satisfy minimal standards.
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
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.
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.
There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.
A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason, to always be curious, to fight tirelessly for something.
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.
What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.
Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.
To me dogs are not the students, not the ones that need training.
To me a dog is a teacher of life, who teaches us the principles of the most important moral values; honesty, integrity, loyalty, trust, respect and love.
The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.
How many Catholic schools do you think teach the students to question the authority of the Pope? Do you believe Christian schools teach students to question or challenge the authority of Jesus Christ? Do military schools teach the cadets to challenge the authority.
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.
The teacher is no longer merely the-one-who-teaches, but one who is him/herself taught in dialogue with the students, who in turn while being taught also teach. They become jointly responsible for a process in which all grow.
Bureaucratic solutions to problems of practice will always fail because effective teaching is not routine, students are not passive, and questions of practice are not simple, predictable, or standardized. Consequently, instructional decisions cannot be formulated on high then packaged and handed down to teachers.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The best teachers are those who show you where yo look, but don't tell you what to see.
Too often we forget that discipline really means to teach, not to punish.
A disciple is a student, not a recipient of behavioural consequences.
Teach the student what needs to be taught.
'Cause black and white kids both take shorts When one doesn't know about the other one's culture, Ignorance swoops down like a vulture.
It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts... it is to teach them to think.
To teach is to color a life forever.
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.
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.
Children are amazing, and while I go to places like Princeton and Harvard and Yale, and of course I teach at Columbia, NYU, and that's nice and I love students, but the most fun of all are the real little ones, the young ones.
Your best teacher is your last mistake
What I am going to tell you about is what we teach our physics students in the third or fourth year of graduate school... It is my task to convince you not to turn away because you don't understand it. You see my physics students don't understand it... That is because I don't understand it. Nobody does.
As a student I learned from wonderful teachers and ever since then I've thought everyone is a teacher.
Wise teachers create an environment that encourages students to teach themselves
To have a group of cloistered clinicians away completely from the broad current of professional life would be bad for teacher and worse for student. The primary work of a professor of medicine in a medical school is in the wards, teaching his pupils how to deal with patients and their diseases.
We live in a society that penalizes highly creative individuals for their non-conformist autonomy. This makes the teaching of problem solving in design both discouraging and difficult. A...student (has) massive blocks against new ways of thinking, engendered by some 16 years of mis-education.