An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.[O que é um mestre? Pois eu lhe respondo: não é aquele que ensina algo, mas aquele que inspira o aluno a dar o melhor de si para descobrir o que ele já sabe.]
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.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.[Ensinar é mostrar que é possível. Aprender é tornar possível a si mesmo.]
Only one word more concerning the desire to teach the world what it ought to be. For such a purpose philosophy at least always comes too late.
One repays a teacher badly if one remains only a pupil.[Man vergilt einem Lehrer schlecht, wenn man immer nur der Schüler bleibt.]
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilised.