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.
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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