Please find below a curated list of 56 of The Best Great Teaching Quotes by notable women and men. Please consider sharing with others any of the Great Teaching Quotes that resonate.
I’ve come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess tremendous power to make a student’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a student humanized or de-humanized.
It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail. It is a grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.
There is a fundamental difference between Jesus and Muhammad and their teachings. When the Jews brought a prostitute to Christ and asked him what to do with her because the law says stone her, Jesus said, let the one who has not committed any sin throw the first stone. This is a great teaching. To be happy as human beings, we don’t need lots of laws. All we need are few good teachings and this is one of them.
Whenever I have read any part of the Vedas, I have felt that some unearthly and unknown light illuminated me. In the great teaching of the Vedas, there is no touch of sectarianism. It is of all ages, climbs, and nationalities and is the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge. When I read it, I feel that I am under the spangled heavens of a summer night.