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Teaching Quotes
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"I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn."
-Albert Einstein
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"He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches."
-George Bernard Shaw
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"Experience teaches only the teachable."
-Aldous Huxley
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"Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself."
-Chinese Proverb
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"The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence."
-Amos Bronson Alcott
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"Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig."
-Robert A. Heinlein
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"If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others."
-Tryon Edwards
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"For every person who wants to teach there are approximately thirty people who don't want to learn-much."
-W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman
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"Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty."
-Albert Einstein
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"In every country, we should be teaching our children the scientific method and the reasons for a Bill of Rights. With it comes a certain decency, humility and community spirit. In the demon-haunted world that we inhabit by virtue of being human, this may be all that stands between us and the enveloping darkness."
-Carl Sagan
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"History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology."
-James A. Garfield
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"It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather that the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young."
-Bertrand Russell
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"It's hard to get through a day without a child feeling some type of frustration. Yet, parents typically do such a poor job teaching children how to express anger in a healthy way. I provide parents with many useful tips for learning to prevent and manage a child's anger."
-Toni Schutta
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"You're not wasting time teaching kids things they already know."
-George Zimmer
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"You can't spend your whole life teaching people about public service without finally thinking that you should put your money where your mouth is."
-Michael Ignatieff
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"I think our community programs have been extraordinary. Our after-school and summer programs have been very successful, and they really help grow the game in our communities. We've been blessed with great instructors, and I think that in teaching tennis to our youth, we're also promoting education, developing citizenship and building future friendships and relationships."
-Helen Moser Petersen
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"Many new teachers that we hire are actually ready to earn permanent status after their second year. Taking away from us the ability to award tenure to the best and brightest that we hire actually hurts us in recruiting highly qualified teaching staff."
-Bob Wells
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"He's like a big brother -- I've never had one, ... He's been teaching me ever since I got here, even in the summer. I use him and take advantage as much as I can."
-Bruce Johnson
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"The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action. There is no fixed teaching. All I can provide is an appropriate medicine for a particular ailment."
-Bruce Lee
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"We just quit playing over a spell in the second half. I told the girls, 'Don't ever do that to me again.' But it's a good teaching tool. There are a lot of positives that we can get out of this."
-Robin Blalock
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"It's possibly true that all you need is a chance, but there's a typical path coaches follow. In terms of the coaching part, handling players at practice, teaching the schemes of football, I don't think that would change a bit no matter what. But recruiting is much different."
-Larry Kehres
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"I've always seen historical interpretation as a learning experience, just as much as high school teaching. It's an engaging way to explain history to people."
-Tom Kelleher
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"Our aim is to overcome the cultural and language differences that create difficulties in critical situations, whether it's helping people in a shelter during a hurricane, offering AIDS/HIV education, or teaching children to stay safe in the water."
-Dean Dimke
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"He's a great coach, and he's going to make you better. He asks every player to believe in what he's teaching and believe in the system. He's such an exciting coach, you see him jumping on the sidelines and stuff. As a player, you like to see him get excited because he's excited for you and he wants to win, and that's been exciting for us. You just want to do what he asks."
-Carl Elliott
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"The building expresses in its original architecture and design the idea of a research and teaching university. The building looks traditional but the idea behind it was radical."
-David Guth
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"With this program we can help strengthen regional farm profitability through local access while also teaching others about agriculture."
-Mike Score
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"No other job in the world could possibly dispossess one so completely as this job of teaching. You could stand all day in a laundry, for instance, still in possession of your mind. But this teaching utterly obliterates you. It cuts right into your being: essentially, it takes over your spirit. It drags it out from where it would hide."
-Sylvia Ashton Warner
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"It's really unfair to our young teachers and discouraging them from entering the profession, particularly in the most challenging teaching environments where they're most needed."
-Barry Wilson
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