Tuesday Ten – Ten Teaching Quotes

I am back at school after three weeks off for winter break.  It’s very interesting being back seeing as I can’t raise my arm higher than shoulder height and have to practically shove kids away when they went for my injured arm.


“Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.”  Anne Sullivan


“Minor things can become moments of great revelation when encountered for the first time.”  Margot Fonteyn


“The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals.”  Madame de Stall


“That’s what learning is.  You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life but in a new way.”  Doris Lessing


“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”  Derek Bok


“Good teaching is one fourth preparation and three fourths teacher.”  Gail Godwin


“That which is unnamed is invisible.  A teacher’s ob is to help students name the world.”  David Levine


“Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.”  John Wooden

“Children today are tyrants.  They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.”  Socrates

and, lastly:

“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is exhausting for children to have to provide explanations over and over again.”  Antoine De Saint-Exupery


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