Monday, March 26, 2007

Quotation on Teachers 4

Here's another series of ten thoughts for our meditation during our quiet moments. A fringe benefit of being a school teacher is the long holidays that we enjoy. We deserve it because teaching can be a pretty stressful job. Quotation 43 can be adapted to fit our Malaysian school holidays which consist of a total of two and a half months of holidays. Enjoy!

Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number. ~Author Unknown

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. ~John Cotton Dana

There are three good reasons to be a teacher - June, July, and August. ~Author Unknown

A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power. ~Thomas Szaz

To teach is to learn twice.
~Joseph Joubert, Pensées, 1842

The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you just learned this morning. ~Author Unknown

Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed. ~Marva Collins

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher. ~Elbert Hubbard

Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the "naturals," the ones who somehow know how to teach. ~Peter Drucker

Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task. ~Haim G. Ginott


  1. Just found out by accident that one of my contributions has ended up in a Taiwanese teacher's blog.

    Go to this link to fink out more: