Education…is a painful, continual, and difficult work to be done in kindness, by watching, by warning…by praise, but above all, by example.
― John Ruskin
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
― Jacques Barzun
Teaching is the only major occupation…for which we have not developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the naturals, the ones who somehow know how to teach.
― Peter Drucker
Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
― Haim Ginott
We can, whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than we need to know in order to do that. Whether or not we do it must finally depend on how we feel about the fact we haven’t so far.
― Ron Edmonds
eaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
― A. Bartlett Giamatti
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 which he finds it hard to answer.
― Alice Wellington Rollins