teachers … & teaching

A few observations from around the globe on teachers & teaching I found interesting; 

I never did very well in math. I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn’t meant my answers literally. [Calvin Trillin]

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. [Lily Tomlin]

Modern cynics and skeptics see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing. [John F. Kennedy]

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

When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son. [The Talmud]

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. [Henry Brooks Adams]

Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth. [Helen Caldicott]

Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher. [Japanese proverb]

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. [Anonymous]

Education is light, lack of it darkness. [Russian proverb]

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand. [Chinese Proverb]

You are rewarding a teacher poorly if you remain always a pupil. [Friedrich Nietzsche]

As long as teachers give tests, there will always be prayer in schools. [Anonymous]

My education was dismal. I went to a series of schools for mentally disturbed teachers. [Woody Allen]

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