Quotations About / On: TEACHER

  • 1.
    Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.
    (Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher, mystic. The Need For Roots, pt. 2, "Uprootedness in the Towns," (1949).)
  • 2.
    'When 50% of teachers leave the profession within the first five years, it is clear that the principle solution does not lie in streamlining the training of more teachers.'
    (Robert John Meehan)
  • 3.
    'Mediocre teachers tend to talk mostly about teaching. Exemplary teachers talk exclusively about learning.'
    (Robert John Meehan)
  • 4.
    'What keeps teachers going has largely to do with their inner lives. It is their inner spirit that makes and sustains good teachers.'
    (Robert John Meehan)
  • 5.
    'Failing CEO's get bonuses.Teachers lose pensions. So we can get better teachers by increasing class size and paying them less? '
    (Robert John Meehan)
  • 6.
    'Teachers are unique problem solvers by character, temperament, and resilience. Teachers can not be manufactured to fit someones business model for education.'
    (Robert John Meehan)
  • 7.
    'Becoming a better teacher should be rather intuitive, simply strive to become the teacher you once needed in the past.'
    (Robert John Meehan)
  • 8.
    'Exemplary teachers are those teachers that can continually lay a firm foundation for learning even while using the bricks politicians have thrown at them.'
    (Robert John Meehan)
  • 9.
    'Don't struggle to be a better teacher than everybody else. Simply be a better teacher than you ever thought you could be.'
    (Robert John Meehan)
  • 10.
    'Teachers are not the ones that climb the mountain so that the World can see them, Teachers climb the mountain merely to better cast their light.'
    (Robert John Meehan)
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