“We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.” ~~ B. F. Skinner

Filed under: B. F. Skinner,  Reading,  Teaching

“Spoon feeding, in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” ~~ E.M. Forster

Filed under: E.M. Forster,  Education,  Teaching

“The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.” ~~ Bishop Mandell Creighton


“It’s not what is poured into a student, but what is planted.” ~~ Linda Conway

Filed under: Knowledge,  Learning,  Linda Conway,  Teaching

“Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other.” ~~ Benjamin Franklin

Filed under: Benjamin Franklin,  Experience,  Teaching

“A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.” ~~ Thomas Carruthers

Filed under: Teaching,  Thomas Carruthers

“I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand.” ~~ Chinese Proverb

Filed under: Chinese Proverbs,  Experience,  Learning,  Teaching

“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” ~~ Carter G. Woodson

Filed under: Carter G. Woodson,  Education,  Teaching

“His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even… knowledge, was foolproof.” ~~ J. K. Rowling in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”

Filed under: Character,  J. K. Rowling,  Knowledge,  Learning,  Limits,  Teaching,  Wisdom

“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.” ~~ Gail Godwin

Filed under: Education,  Enthusiasm,  Gail Godwin,  Teaching