About teaching

If children can’t learn the way we teach,

maybe we should teach the way they learn.

(Ignacio Estrada)

The secret of education

lies in respecting the pupil.

(Ralph Waldo Emerson )

The mediocre teacher tells.

The good teacher explains.

The superior teacher demonstrates.

The great teacher inspires.

(William Arthur Ward)

The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate “apparently ordinary” people to unusual effort.


The tough problem is not in identifying winners;

it is in making winners out of ordinary people.

(K. Patricia Cross)

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.

(Kahlil Gibran)

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

(Malcom S. Forbes)

One mark of a great educator is the ability to lead students out to new places where even the educator has never been.

(Thomas Groome)

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

(Alice Wellington Rollins)

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.

(John Cotton Dana)

To teach is to learn twice.

(Joseph Joubert)

The best teachers teach from the heart,

not from the book.

(Author Unknown)

Memorization is what we resort to when what we are learning makes no sense.


No man can be a good teacher unless he has feelings of warm affection toward his pupils, and a genuine desire to impart to them what he himself believes to be of value.

(Bertrand Russell)

Students learn what they care about,

from people they care about and

who, they know, care about them.

(Barbara Harrell Carson)