Being A Teacher Quotes by Gail Godwin, Albert Einstein, Jacques Barzun, Malcolm Gladwell, Jenna Bush, William Feather and many others.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
It’s not how much money we make that ultimately makes us happy between nine and five. It’s whether or not our work fulfills us. Being a teacher is meaningful.
I hope that I serve by being a teacher.
[on education] It’s knowing where to go to find out what you need to know, and it’s knowing how to use the information once you get it.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
My being a teacher had a decisive influence on making language and systems as simple as possible so that in my teaching, I could concentrate on the essential issues of programming rather than on details of language and notation.
A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.
Being a teacher is not what I do, it’s who I am.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.
Being an artist and being a teacher are two conflicting things. When I paint, my work manifests the unexpected… In teaching it’s just the opposite. I must account for every line, shape and colour and I am forced to give an explanation of the inexplicable and account for the variety of styles the students present.
Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.