Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.bill gates
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.dr. seuss
Seek to delight, that they may mend mankind, And, while they captivate, inform the mind.william cowper
Our mothers are our first teachers, and we teach others the same lessons we learn from them. As a child, when your mother believes in you, you believe in yourself, and when that happens, there is nothing you can’t do. As a mother, that is the greatest gift we can give to a child.Caroline Kennedy
When students' language, culture and experience are ignored or excluded in classroom interactions, students are immediately starting from a disadvantage. Everything they have learned about life and the world up to this point is being dismissed as irrelevant to school learning; there are few points of connection to curriculum materials or instruction and so students are expected to learn in an experiential vacuum. Students' silence and nonparticipation under these conditions have frequently been interpreted as lack of academic ability or effort, and teachers’ interactions with students have reflected a pattern of low expectations which become self-fulfilling.jim cummins
If you be a lover of instruction, you will be well instructed.isocrates
An original thinker and able teacher very soon attracts a large class and vice versa.
Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown propos'd as things forgot.Alexander Pope
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.henry adams
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards; and curiosity itself can be vivid and wholesome only in proportion as the mind is contented and happy.anatole france
Full well they laughed, with counterfeited glee, At all his jokes, for many a joke had he: Full well the busy whisper, circling round, Convey'd the dismal tidings when he frown'd.Oliver Goldsmith
To dazzle let the vain design, To raise the thought and touch the heart, be thine!Alexander Pope
It is always the teacher who must learn the most ... or else nothing real has happened in the exchange.kim stanley robinson
We'll set thee to school to an ant, to teach thee there's no labouring i' the winter.william shakespeare
Schoolmasters will I keep within my house, Fit to instruct her youth. * * * * * * To cunning men I will be very kind, and liberal To mine own children in good bringing up.william shakespeare
I do present you with a man of mine, Cunning in music and the mathematics, To instruct her fully in those sciences.william shakespeare
The twig is so easily bended I have banished the rule and the rod: I have taught them the goodness of knowledge, They have taught me the goodness of God; My heart is the dungeon of darkness, Where I shut them for breaking a rule; My frown is sufficient correction; My love is the law of the school.
Instruction does not prevent waste of time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.james anthony froude
Grave is the Master's look; his forehead wears Thick rows of wrinkles, prints of worrying cares: Uneasy lies the heads of all that rule, His worst of all whose kingdom is a school. Supreme he sits; before the awful frown That binds his brows the boldest eye goes down; Not more submissive Israel heard and saw At Sinai's foot the Giver of the Law.Holmes, Sr., Oliver Wendell
Let the soldier be abroad if he will, he can do nothing in this age. There is another personage, a personage less imposing in the eyes of some, perhaps insignificant. The schoolmaster is abroad, and I trust to him, armed with his primer, against the soldier in full military array.
The fundamental purpose of school is learning, not teaching.Richard DuFour
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.C. S. Lewis