> Topic Index > T - Topics > Teaching Quotes

Teaching Quotes


These are some of the best 'Teaching' quotations and sayings.

Pages: 123Next


A good schoolmaster minces his precepts for children to swallow, hanging clogs on the nimbleness of his own soul, that his scholars may go along with him.

A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.

A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player.

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

A tutor should not be continually thundering instruction into the ears of his pupil, as if he were pouring it through a funnel, but induce him to think, to distinguish, and to find out things for himself; sometimes opening the way, at other times leaving it for him to open; and so accommodate his precepts to the capacity of his pupil.

A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.

An instructor should exemplify the things he seeks to teach. It will be of great advantage if you yourself can do all you ask of your students and more. See quote detail

As an instructor, you must be able to distinguish between poor performance caused by lack of ability or aptitude on the part of the student and poor performance caused by lack of effort. You should treat the first with patience and the latter with firmness. You must never apply sarcasm and ridicule. See quote detail

Be understood in thy teaching, and instruct to the measure of capacity. - Precepts and rules are repulsive to a child, but happy illustration wins him.

Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.

During the Middle Ages Europe was far too much influenced by celibate men. Today much too big a part in public life is played by celibate women, and too little by mothers. I find no new ideas more genuinely disgusting than that held by many educated authorities that a woman ceases to be suitable as a teacher when she becomes a mother.

Everyone who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

He that governs well, leads the blind; put he that teaches, gives him eyes; and it is glorious to be a sub-worker to grace, in freeing it from some of the inconveniences of original sin.

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.

I cannot think but that the world would be better and brighter if our teachers would dwell on the Duty of Happiness as well as the Happiness of Duty.

If ever I am a teacher, it will be to learn more than to teach.

If you ask me what I want to achieve, it's to create an awareness, which is already the beginning of teaching.

If you don't have a teacher you can't have a disciple.

If, in instructing a child, you are vexed with it for want of adroitness, try, if you have never tried before, to write with your left hand, and then remember that a child is all left hand.


Pages: 123Next