Thursday, 5 September 2013


My great-great grandma was one of our country's pioneer teacher. So was my dad, my mother, cousin, me.

There is no better way to learn than to teach.
BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE, Moral and Religious Aphorisms

It is better to teach a few things perfectly than many things indifferently.
ANDRÉ MAUROIS, An Art of Living

Teaching is one of the noblest of professions. It requires an adequate preparation and training, patience, devotion, and a deep sense of responsibility. Those who mold the human mind have wrought not for time, but for eternity.
CALVIN COOLIDGE, speech, Jul. 4, 1924

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
ANATOLE FRANCE, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

Great knowledge is requisite to instruct those who have been well instructed, but still greater knowledge is requisite to instruct those who have been neglected.

History is philosophy teaching by examples.
THUCYDIDES, The History of the Peloponnesian War

Some of the world's best educators are grandparents.
DR. CHARLIE W. SHEDD, as quoted in Just Grandparents

The key to fixing education is better teaching, and the key to better teaching is figuring out who can teach and who can't.
JONATHAN ALTER, Newsweek, Jun. 15, 2009

No man is so learned but he may be taught; neither is any one so illiterate but he may teach.

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn, is hammering on cold iron.
f you have forgotten how to be a child you cannot teach children.
AUSTIN O'MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

Year after year students tumble along like the waters of a river. They flow away, and only the teacher is left behind, like some deeply buried rock at the bottom of the current.
KOBO ABE, The Woman in the Dunes

None can teach admirably if not loving his task.

Teachers, who are really good create that environment where you can be very satisfied by the process of learning. If you do something and you find it a very satisfying experience then you want to do more of it. The great teachers somehow convey in their very attitude and their words and their actions and everything they do that this is an important thing you're learning. You end up wanting to do more of it and more of it and more of it. That's a real talent some people have to convey the importance of that and to reflect it back to the students.
JEFF BEZOS, Academy of Achievement interview, May 4, 2001

If I were president? First thing I'd do is take care of the schoolteachers. I'm not saying we should start 'em out with six figures, but in some places they've got to be mother, father, brother, sister, and mentor. They're real important people. Let's give 'em a raise — and attract the best people to the job.
CARMELLO ANTHONY, Esquire, Jan. 2005

These days, teachers have it rough. Kids can be hyperactive, disobedient, and obnoxious. It must feel like being locked in a room of drunk midgets.
CRAIG FERGUSON, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, May 8, 2012

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
JOHN STEINBECK, " captured fireflies"

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
JOHN LUBBOCK, The Pleasures of Life

One repays a teacher badly if one remains always only a student.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Teach for America - teacher recruitment program
AFT - American Federation of Teachers