If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.

Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops. Henry Brooks Adams

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. ²Jacques Barzun

The man (or woman) who can make hard things easy is the educator. ²Ralph Waldo Emerson

Students don¶t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression. - Haim Ginott

The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.

Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. -Bob Talbert

Listen to the MUSTN¶TS, child. Listen to the DON¶TS Listen to the SHOULDN¶TS The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON¶TS Listen to the NEVER HAVES Then listen close to meAnything can happen, child, ANYTHING can be.´ Shel Silverstein

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. -William Butler Yeats

If we teach today¶s students as we taught yesterday¶s, we rob them of tomorrow. John Dewey

Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.

Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.

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

If a child can¶t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

As a general rule, teachers teach more by what they are than by what they say.

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