06 August, 2009

Quotes on Teachers and Education

These quotes were written for and about teachers and education. Enjoy!

1. "Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.” ~Gail Godwin

2. "If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.” ~Tryon Edwards

3. "A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron." ~Horace Mann

4. "When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name, it means trouble." ~Mark Twain

5. "Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of man...." ~Horace Mann

6. "A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations." ~Patricia Neal

7. "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." ~William Arthur Ward

8. "A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary." ~Thomas Carruthers

9. "I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think. ~Socrates

10. "The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." ~Mark Van Doren

11. "Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. " ~Samuel Johnson

12. "The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change." ~Carl Rogers

13. "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." ~Derek Bok