Friday, May 11, 2007

Teacher Appreciation Week

As Teacher Appreciation comes to an end, I offer here a few good quotations about teachers:

If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher's job. ~Donald D. Quinn

When we consider that our child's teacher is playing not only educator but Mom or Dad, therapist, nurse and countless other individuals to many children a day, their job becomes even more daunting, more challenging and more honorable. Good teachers are akin to angels who watch over our children and care about them when we're not able to.

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple. --Amos Bronson Alcott

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. --Karl Menningervv

Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher." --Japanese proverb

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. --Jacques Barzun

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