Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Quotes and Wisdom about Teaching 1

At some point of one's teaching career, it is unavoidable that one may feel restless, tired or even want to run away. These quotes I hope will serve as medicines for those teachers who are very tired and felt that they want to give up. I hope that these inspirational messages may make them energized and will enlighten them, that despite of the stressful nature of the teaching profession, they will find fulfillment from it.

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you..." -Dan Rather, former CBS Evening News Anchor 1981-2001

"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."- Mark Van Doren, American Poet, Critic, and Educator

"Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher."- Japanese Proverb

"I love to teach. I love to teach as a painter loves to paint, as a musician loves to play, as a singer loves to sing, as a strong man rejoices to run a race. Teaching is an art."- William Phelps, American Educator and Literary Critic

"Teaching is a partnership with God. You are not molding iron nor chiseling marble; you are working with the Creator of the universe in shaping human character and determining destiny."-Ruth Vaughn, Author and Playwright

"The secret of education is respecting the pupil." Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Writer, Speaker and Poet

"I long to put the experience of fifty years at once into your young lives, to give you at once the key to that treasure chamber every gem of which has cost me tears and struggles and prayers, but you must work for these inward treasures yourself."- Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abolitionist Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin

"What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation."- Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Statesman, Orator and Author

"A good teacher is like a candle- it consumes itself to light the way for others."- Anonymous

"Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction."- Annie Sullivan, Teacher of Helen Keller

1 comment:

  1. thanks for this..
    what a wonderful reminder..
    it inspires me more to be passionate in teAching..
    God bless you ^_^