To improve our schools, we have to humanize them and make education personal to every student and teacher in the system. Education is always about relationships. Great teachers are not just instructors and test administrators: They are mentors, coaches, motivators, and lifelong sources of inspiration to their students.
No one can take it away from you.
School district policies and practices have not kept pace with student and teacher needs.
We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.
Nothing can be done about it: every master has but a single pupil–and he will not stay loyal to him–for he is also destined to become a master.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
People’s behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The basic idea behind teaching is to teach people what they need to know.
And nevertheless I have loved certain of my masters, and those strangely intimate though elusive relations existing between student and teacher, and the Sirens singing somewhere within the cracked voice of him who is first to reveal a new idea. The greatest seducer was not Alcibiades, afterall, it was Socrates.
Both teachers and students must move ahead together for the nation to progress.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Pride adversely affects all our relationships – our relationship with God and His servants, between husband and wife, parent and child, employer and employee, teacher and student, and all mankind.