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"People may talk about intellectual teaching, but what we principally want is the moral teaching." - Thomas Huxley

"All teaching and all intellectual learning come about from already existing knowledge." - Aristotle

"Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives." - Thomas Berry

"Any genuine teaching will result, if successful, in someone's knowing how to bring about a better condition of things than existed earlier." - John Dewey

"Teaching kids about money is never just about money." - Dave Ramsey

"In teaching writing, I'm learning new things about writing." - David B Coe

"The bulk of the universities are about teaching kids." - Bill Gates

"Teaching is the highest form of understanding." - Aristotle

"Sharing is Caring - Teaching our children to share is teaching them compassion and love." - Kevin Heath

"Teaching and writing about philosophy is about the only thing I've ever been really good at." - Allen W. Wood

"Teaching kids about health and fitness is important to me. It's about being fit for life." - Jackie Joynerkersee

"Teaching kids about health and fitness is important to me. It's about being fit for life." - Jackie Joyner-Kersee

"In teaching, the greatest sin is to be boring." - Johann Friedrich Herbart

"Teaching has ruined more American novelists than drink." - Gore Vidal

"There is, in fact, no teaching without learning." - Paulo Freire

"If I ever write an autobiography about teaching meditation in the West, I'll call it "Pissing In the Wind - Teaching Buddhism in America"." - Frederick Lenz

"Making disciples isn't about gathering pupils to listen to your teaching. The real focus is not on teaching people at all-the focus is on loving them." - Francis Chan

"Teaching creativity to your child isn't like teaching good manners. No one can paint a masterpiece by bowing to another person's precepts about elbows on the table." - Gurney Williams

"Making disciples is' about gathering pupils to listen to your teaching. The real focus is not on teaching people at all-the focus is on loving them." - Francis Chan

"For me, teaching is about weaving a web of connectedness between myself, my students, the subject I'm teaching, and the larger world." - Parker J. Palmer

"At its deepest level, I think teaching is about bringing people into communion with each other, with yourself as the teacher, and with the subject you are teaching." - Parker J. Palmer

"When you learn about the teaching and the practice of another tradition, you always have a chance to understand your own teaching and practice." - Thich Nhat Hanh

"One good thing about teaching calculus is that you develop a hardened attitude towards repeating yourself." - Philip J. Hanlon

"I am teaching you now about it, but how many of you will practice it?" - Swami Vivekananda

"Teaching has given me a community that cares about poetry, and I'm grateful for that." - Joan Larkin

"With dance, it's about education. I'm teaching a lot. I teach the foundations of hip-hop." - Stephen Boss

"I'm going to be doing exactly what I'm doing now - teaching people about animals." - Bindi Irwin

"My challenge as university minister is about getting right balance of teaching and research." - David Willetts

"Teaching players during practices was what coaching was all about to me." - John Wooden

"An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed." - A J Liebling

"I think a lot about teaching my kids to work hard." - Jennifer Lopez

"This is not just about talking or teaching a practice - this is about releasing an explosive energy of ecstasy." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Friendship is not linear. It moves in all directions, teaching us about ourselves and about each other." - Shirley Maclaine

"Here's the teaching point, if you're teaching kids about intelligence and policy: Intelligence does not absolve policymakers of responsibility to ask tough questions, and it doesn't absolve them of having curiosity about the consequences of their actions." - George Tenet

"To improve our schools, we have to humanize them and make education personal to every student and teacher in the system. Education is always about relationships. Great teachers are not just instructors and test administrators. They are mentors, coaches, motivators, and lifelong sources of inspiration to their students. Teaching is an art form. Great teachers know they have to cultivate curiosity, passion and creativity in their students." - Ken Robinson

"There's more time spent on teaching kids about recycling than on character development in the American schools." - Dennis Prager

"Maybe I should go back to teaching school about crazy people instead of being one. (Jim Alvin)" - Patricia Briggs

"There's more time spent on teaching kids about recycling than on character development in the American schools." - Dennis Prager

"What I like best about teaching is that it allows me to explore my own interest with a group." - Elaine Equi

"I would prefer the teacher to focus on teaching and have a security officer worry about keeping the kids safe." - Andrea Tantaros

"Teaching is only interesting because you struggle with trying to talk about photographs, photographs that work, you see." - Garry Winogrand

"To be frank, I suspect that today there is little respect for Christianity as source of moral teaching about goodness." - Timothy Radcliffe

"When I did Inherit the Wind, I learned about teaching school. I also found out what a fundamentalist was." - Dick York

"I learned to impersonate the kind of person that talks about poetry. It comes from teaching, I think." - Robert Morgan

"The journey from teaching about love to allowing myself to be loved proved much longer than I realised." - Henri Nouwen

"I started teaching in '76 and I'd been a photographer at the Geographic for six years. But prior to being at the Geographic I was a teacher. Plus my parents were teachers and my brother and my grandparents. So it was the culture of our family to think about teaching, to talk about teaching, to talk about teachers." - Sam Abell

"I hate thinking about it, teaching about it, and writing about it. But the plain truth is that hell is real and real people go there for eternity." - Bill Hybels

"Bad teaching is teaching which presents an endless procession of meaningless signs, words and rules, and fails to arouse the imagination." - W. W. Sawyer

"More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which the teaching is given" - Bertrand Russell

"I am teaching. Storytelling is teaching" - Frank Mccourt

"Part of the fun of writing, touring, teaching, is engaging with real people about all of it: what to do now, how to build a movement, of approaches to teaching, of parenting - it's exciting to be in that dialogue." - Bill Ayers

"My parents were language teachers. They talked about teaching all the time and all their friends were teachers. It was considered a pre-ordained thing that I would go into teaching." - Joanne Harris

"I learned a lot about working with children, and about myself, and it reinforced my decision to pursue a career in teaching." - Carolyn Murphy

"God cares most not about making us comfortable, but about teaching us to hate our transgressions and to grow up spiritually to love him." - Joni Eareckson Tada

"There's definitely a tension between the way teaching is talked about and understood at the political level and how everyday average Americans think about teachers." - Dana Goldstein

"In Buddhist teaching, ignorance is considered the fundamental cause of violence - ignorance... about the separation of self and other... about the consequences of our actions." - Sharon Salzberg

"The only thing that mattered was what you were to do in life, and it wasn't about money. It was about teaching, or learning." - Maya Lin

"No one should teach who is not in love with teaching." - Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

"School prepares for the alienating institutionalization of life by teaching the need to be taught." - Ivan Illich

"Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics." - Simeon Denis Poisson

"When all is said and done, teaching is what I try to do for a living." - Jack Welch

"Teaching is not filling up a pail, it is lighting a fire." - William Butler Yeats

"We learn by teaching." - James Howell

"Teaching is performance art." - Kate Clinton

"I love teaching." - Harry Mathews

"I love teaching." - Elie Wiesel

"I think there in a great deal to be said for religious education in the sense of teaching about religion and biblical literacy. Both those things, by the way, I suspect will prepare a child to give up religion. If you are taught comparative religion, you are more likely to realise that there are other religions than the one you have been brought up in. And if you are if you are taught to read the bible, I can think of almost nothing more calculated to turn you off religion." - Richard Dawkins

"If the majority culture know so little about us, it must be our problem, they seem to be telling us; the burden of teaching is on us." - Mitsuye Yamada

"A hallucination is a species of reality, as capable of teaching you as a videotape about Kilimanjaro or anything else that falls through your life." - Terence Mckenna

"In teaching, I like being able to present clips from movies on VHS or DVD and then talk about them. That's what this movie is." - Thom Andersen

"To teach kids that creationism explains something about the world is no different than teaching them that the earth is flat." - Alan Wolfe

"It is because nobody has been teaching you about hate; hence, hate has remained pure, unadulterated. When a man hatesyou, you can trust that he hates you." - Rajneesh

"I've never enjoyed a course or training as much as this. I feel inspired, energised and more focussed about my teaching and career future." - Alison Moore

"President Obama said he plans on training 10,000 new math and science teachers. How about teaching math to that economic team of his?" - Jay Leno

"If it would destroy [a 12-year-old boy] to be called a girl, what are we then teaching him about girls?" - Tony Porter

"True teaching cannot be learned from text-books any more than a surgeon can acquire his skill by reading about surgery." - Helen Keller

"That's the thing about independently minded children. You bring them up teaching them to question authority, and you forget that the very first authority they question is you." - Susan Sarandon

"Modern religious teaching have little or nothing to say about the place of prudence in life or in the hierarchy of virtues." - Josef Pieper

"Divorce isn't such a tragedy. A tragedy's staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce." - Jennifer Weiner

"Want to know the best thing about teaching? Seeing that moment when a kid discovers his or her gift. There's no feeling on earth like it." - Stephen King

"Some people, sweet and attractive, and strong and healthy, happen to die young. They are masters in disguise teaching us about impermanence." - Dalai Lama

"What we need is a gigantic, messy community conversation about what is teaching and learning for the 21st century. We need to engage communities." - Bill Ayers

"My sangha, what I seem to attract, are people who have been practicing a long time, they're teaching, they're more serious about their spiritual journey." - Beryl Bender Birch

"I invite everyone to question their thoughts about their children and allow their children to be free. That's when we stop teaching our children fear." - Byron Katie

"By focusing on teaching businesses about the ROI they can achieve by preserving and investing in nature, you're expanding the scope of the impact you can have." - Ramez Naam

"Where you can see tribal behavior now is in this business about teaching evolution in a science class and intelligent design. It's the scientists themselves are behaving tribally." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Everything I'm teaching you about acting has one aim only: to fire you up emotionally and behaviorally so that you can give a vivid, involving, and memorable performance." - Larry Moss

"I've always been prepared to write about the hard things. Only for healing, teaching, and enlightening purposes not to hurt or disparage anyone." - Luis J. Rodriguez

"I think that if you start teaching about giving back and helping other people young, that will be a given for your child their whole life." - Eva Larue

"'The Discovery of France' by Graham Robb is teaching me lots about a country I've long loved but realise I didn't really know." - Diana Quick

"Teaching, I find, is not the most amusing thing on earth; in fact, with a stupid lump for a Pupil, it is about the most irksome." - Jane Welsh Carlyle

"We're teaching our kids that attributes as vague and relatively meaningless as a toothy smile or a fine head of hair make a fine statement about a person." - Neil Cavuto

"As a biblical inerrantist, I believe that what the Bible teaches is true and bow to the text, including its teaching about the Flood and its universality." - William A Dembski

"My reading is extremely eclectic. Lately I've been teaching myself computer graphics, so I'm reading a lot about that. I read books of trivia, of facts." - Jack Prelutsky

"You need a teaching coach who understands the game of basketball, not just some guy coming on the court talking about Xs and Os." - Oscar Robertson

"The first task in teaching is to bring to consciousness what the students already believe by virtue of their personal experiences about themselves and society." - Paul Wellstone

"There is all the difference in the world between teaching children about religion and handing them over to be taught by the religious." - Polly Toynbee

"When I was teaching English and trying to get kids passionate about reading, the most effective weapon I had was 'The Martian Chronicles.'" - Jack Mcdevitt

"Good authors mature over time: it does take awhile. Travel abroad and learn to live in other cultures. That's one of the things about teaching abroad." - Richard K Morgan

"In the end, it's about the teaching, and what I always loved about coaching was the practices. Not the games, not the tournaments, not the alumni stuff. But teaching the players during practice was what coaching was all about to me." - John Wooden

"The goal of gospel teaching... is not to 'pour information' into the minds of class members... The aim is to inspire the individual to think about, feel about, and then do something about living gospel principles." - Thomas S Monson

"The goal of teaching is learning, not teaching." - Hugo Rossi

"Teaching English and teaching Writing are two separate things." - Vanna Bonta

"Teaching by precept, without example, is mighty poor teaching." - Heber J Grant

"Teaching people to draw is teaching people to look" - David Hockney

"Teaching poetry, teaching as such, is worthy - if back breaking..." - Gerald Stern

"Teaching people to draw is teaching people to look." - David Hockney

"Teaching at university isn't like teaching in an art school." - Barbara Kruger

"I think we have to be active in teaching our children, and teaching each other. We have to be active about kindness and about peace. I've always fantasized that it would be great if there was a Department of Peace. We have a military, but what if there was a department devoted entirely and truthfully to finding peaceful resolutions?" - Dave Matthews

"All true education is the drawing out from the student what is already there. Teaching is never about helping others to learn but about helping them to remember. All learning is remembering. All teaching is reminding. All lessons are memories, recaptured." - Neale Donald Walsch

"I earn my living by teaching film, mostly filmmaking but also teaching courses on current cinema. I'm interested in movies. I hope that's not all I'm interested in. In that sense, it's maybe a little misleading. I don't expect to make another movie about films, but I may continue to write about them." - Thom Andersen

"It has been said that the essence of teaching is causing another to know. It may similarly be said that the essence of training is causing another to do. Teaching gives knowledge. Training gives skill. Teaching fills the mind. Training shapes the habits. Teaching brings to the child that which he did not have before. Training enables a child to make use of that which is already his possession." - Henry Clay Trumbull

"Revitalizing General Motors is like teaching an elephant to tap dance. You find the sensitive spot and start poking." - Ross Perot

"Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care." - Horace Mann

"Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education." - Alice Waters

"Teaching is a performance art." - Camille Paglia

"Clone ourselves through teaching others." - Horst Rechelbacher

"Teaching others, he corrected himself." - Dejan Stojanovic

"Teaching is a passionate profession." - Andy Hargreaves

"Teaching creates all other professions." - Anonymous

"Teaching writing is a hustle." - Cormac Mccarthy

"I never responded to teaching." - Orlando Bloom

"Success isn't about winning everything; it's about achieving your dream, be that teaching middle school or flying jets. And no matter what we as individual women want, no matter what our goals, we have to support one another." - Zosia Mamet

"I firmly believe people have hitherto been a great deal too much taken up about doctrine and far too little about practice. The word "doctrine," as used in the Bible, means teaching of duty, not theory." - George Macdonald

"I mean really wonderful. In teaching. Personal epiphanies. About life. About different perspectives-help with different perspectives that you have. You know what I mean? Relationships to nature. Relationships with the self. With other people. With events." - Keanu Reeves

"Success isn't about winning everything; it's about achieving your dream, be that teaching middle school or flying jets. And no matter what we as individual women want, no matter what our goals, we have to support one another." - Zosia Mamet

"I think my strength in teaching and what I get a lot of good feedback on is going towards the students and asking them what they are about. It's about putting your own personality into the work." - Vaughan Oliver

"There is something particularly appealing about teaching a subject that seems to deal with the lowest kind of relationships-accidents, ambulance chasing-because you can show students that these raise the most fundamental questions about the structure of society." - Guido Calabresi

"Real schools ought to provide people with techniques of self-defense, but that would mean teaching the truth about the world and about the society, and schools couldn't survive very long if they did that." - Noam Chomsky

"We need teacher educators who are hungry to learn about and implement contemporary approaches to teaching and learning in their own classrooms and who are reflective about their work with their students." - Carol Ann Tomlinson

"I don't mean to talk so much about screenplay writing. Who wants to talk about screenplay writing? I've taught it and I felt like a charlatan because what I was teaching I probably couldn't do." - Hampton Fancher

"I co-taught a seminar called Small Group Processes with my professor. I learned so much from it, so much about myself, about groups, how this stuff works. I bring all that stuff to teaching now." - Paul Beatty

"And this is also what he takes Christian doctrine, in all its complexity, to be centrally about, that is, teaching an attitude rather than a set of propositions. Call it joyous openness to life. What's not relevant about that?" - George Pattison

"Christian teaching about sex is not a set of isolated prohibitions; it is an integral part of what the Bible has to say about living in such a way that our lives communicate the character of God." - Rowan D. Williams

"Teaching is so rewarding because when you see the look on student's faces when they get it, when you're able to excite them about what you're excited about; it's so rewarding, and it's so much fun." - Shanola Hampton

"John was the smartest and most amazing comedian I've ever worked with. I think more than teaching me about acting or comedy, he taught me about life and the love of people and respect of people." - Kaley Cuoco

"The neutrality and clarity of an engineering drawing is a better model for teaching about art than all the uncontrollable drivel about the cabbala and metaphysics and the ecstasy of sainthood." - George Grosz

"Christian teaching about sex is not a set of isolated prohibitions; it is an integral part of what the Bible has to say about living in such a way that our lives communicate the character of God." - Rowan Williams

"I like to think about the genre, the essay or the memoir, as much as I enjoy writing within its fluid parameters. And teaching allows me to think about it, to articulate it, and to explore it." - Jill Talbot

"If you want to change people by talking about God, then there is only one way: instead of teaching God, you must live God. Because: "teaching" God is unthinkable in any other way than the way you would teach love or poetry. You teach love only through love, poetry only through writing poetry, faith in God only through a contagious way of trusting." - Eugen Drewermann

"Are our ways of teaching students to ask some questions always correlative with our ways of teaching them not to ask - indeed, to be unconscious of - others? Does the educational system exist in order to promulgate knowledge, or is its main function rather to universalize a society's tacit agreement about what it has decided it does not and cannot know?" - Barbara Johnson

"Are our ways of teaching students to ask some questions always correlative with our ways of teaching them not to ask - indeed, to be unconscious of - others? Does the educational system exist in order to promulgate knowledge, or is its main function rather to universalize a society's tacit agreement about what it has decided it does not and cannot know?" - Barbara Johnson

"I have a seven-level program and through even into the fifth level it can be all done from a distance. "Why not?" is how I feel about it, because energy is not confined by time or space, so why should my teaching be. I'm teaching energy and how to manage it, how to handle it, and how to heal with it." - Deborah King

"As Americans, we're not sure we share values. We're sometimes even afraid to use the word 'values.' We talk about teaching ethics in schools - people say, 'What ethics? Whose ethics? Maybe we can't.' And they confuse that with teaching of religion." - Rudy Giuliani

"Public hangings are teaching moments. Every company has to do it. A teaching moment is worth a thousand CEO speeches. CEOs can talk and blab each day about culture, but the employees all know who the jerks are. They could name the jerks for you. It's just cultural. People just don't want to do it." - Jack Welch

"I enjoyed teaching. I liked the students. Having to formulate my ideas about literature made them clearer. I did not particularly enjoy the more bureaucratic aspects of the job. However, if you are teaching fervently, your energy and time are used up at a great rate." - Margaret Atwood

"I began to hear what I was being taught about God, by the priest and my parish, and my exterior teaching did not coincide, did not match up, with my interior reality. And as they were teaching me about that God I was thinking: Who are they talking about? This was not how I experienced God. I gradually began to move away from the God of organized religion." - Neale Donald Walsch

"There are a lot of polls that show that actually Americans have a pretty high opinion of teachers, that Americans think teachers are just about as prestigious as doctors. And yet there's this political conversation - this reform conversation - that paints a very negative picture of the effectiveness of the teaching population. So there's definitely a tension between the way teaching is talked about and understood at the political level and how everyday average Americans think about teachers." - Dana Goldstein

"The trend of offering individualized education plans, curricula, and lessons is going to help students tremendously. "Teaching to the middle" is one of the saddest concepts I've ever heard about." - Mike Lee

"My time in prison only deepened my resolve against apartheid. Even while I was in prison, I fought against it, teaching my cellmates about white supremacy and how to fight against it." - Nelson Mandela



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