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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Thoughts on Teaching

A dozen quotes I particularly liked from a website created in memory of Emily Rachel Silverstein (1989 - 2009) ...

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. – Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others. – Confucius

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own. – Benjamin Disraeli

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. – Albert Einstein

Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other. – Benjamin Franklin

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. – Gail Godwin

One of the marks of a great teacher lies not only in an ability to impart knowledge but also in knowing when to encourage a student to go off on his own. – Yo-Yo Ma

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

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." – Maria Montessori

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

Imparting education not only enlightens the receiver, but also broadens the giver — the teachers, the parents, the friends. – Amartya Sen

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. – Harry S. Truman