18 + Quotes About Why I Teach

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1.Paulo Freire – “There is, in fact, no teaching without learning. One requires the other.”

2.Josef Albers – “Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.”

3.Benjamin Franklin – “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

4.John Dewey – “Education, in its broadest sense, is the means of this social continuity of life.”

5.Jerome Bruner – “Thinking about thinking” has to be a principle ingredient of any empowering practice of education.”

6.Mother Teresa – “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

7.Confucius – “Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.”

8.Maria Montessori – “The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.”

9.Hebrew Proverb – “A child is not a vessel to be filled, but a lamp to be lit.”

10.Chinese Proverb – “Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.”

11.Kahlil Gibran – “The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.”

12.Rita Dunn – “If the child is not learning the way you are teaching, then you must teach in the way the child learns.”

13.Edward De Bono – “Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”

14.Lev Vygotsky – “Learning is more than the acquisition of the ability to think; it is the acquisition of many specialised abilities for thinking about a variety of things.”

15.John Steinbeck – “I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that they 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.”

16.Nikos Kazantzakis – “Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.”

17.Howard Gardner – “The biggest mistake of past centuries in teaching has been to treat all children as if they were variants of the same individual, and thus to feel justified in teaching them the same subjects in the same ways.”

18.Benjamin Bloom – “We need to be much clearer about what we do and do not know so that we don’t continually confuse the two. If I could have one wish for education, it would be the systematic ordering of our basic knowledge in such a way that what is known and true can be acted on, while what is superstition, fad, and myth can be recognized as such and used only when there is nothing else to support us in our frustration and despair.”