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Quotes of the Day for 13 October 2001 – Teaching

By request of a subscriber that will soon become a school teacher (Emily is working on her "student teaching" now, I assume that means she will be in her own classroom in a year or two), here are some quotes on teachers and teaching.

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The quotes:

The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society. Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province.
     - Albert Einstein

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
     - William A. Ward

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
     - Gail Kathleen Godwin

If kids come to us [teachers] 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.
     - Barbara Colorose

I'm never going to be a movie star. But then, in all probability, Liz Taylor is never going to teach first and second grade.
     - Mary J. Wilson, Elementary school teacher

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