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At first, students tend to freeze at the first effort. The breakthrough comes when they realize that they can make it better - can identify what their purposes were and realize better ways to achieve those purposes. (M. H. Abrams)

If you don't set your writing - teaching - at a level that makes them stretch, they are never going to develop their intellectual muscle. (M. H. Abrams)

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. (Henry Brooks Adams)

Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers. (Josef Albers)

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)

I was surprised that each expert cared for different images, and had varied suggestions for how to continue my work. If each expert had been my teacher, I would have pursued four different directions, and lost my way. (Jane Fulton Alt)

I can teach everything that I believe is important about art with a pencil and a piece of paper. (Mary Aslin)

Teachers are reservoirs from which, through the process of education, students draw the water of life. (Sri Sathya Sai Baba)

Teachers are reservoirs from which, through the process of education, students draw the water of life. (Sri Sathya Sai Baba)

Different instructors' approaches may 'clash' with each other and result in confusion and unclear direction for the students. It's like attempting to learn how to write using both hands at the same time. How far would you go? (Igor Babailov)

It is sinful for students to badmouth their teachers and sinful for teachers to mislead their students. (Igor Babailov)

You teach best what you most need to learn. (Richard Bach)

If I had had me for a student I would have thrown me out of class immediately. (Lynda Barry)

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. (Jacques Barzun)

Teaching art is a shared experience. Our ability to share our own personal vision and interact with others through art can become realized... (Michael Bell)

I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this. (Arthur Christopher Benson)

As an art teacher, I am inclined to use the word 'beautiful' rather freely because it astounds me what my students produce. There are mini miracles in every painting and if attention is not brought to the successes, a student has nothing to build on. (Dianne Bersea)

The best way to teach people is by telling a story. (Kenneth Blanchard)

-Life of Galileo, 1938...
The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn / When teachers themselves are taught to learn. (Bertolt Brecht)

I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action. (James Broughton)

I taught them everything they know, but not everything I know. (James Brown)

Art is all about metaphor. And teachers of art should make that easy to do. (Peter William Brown)

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Self-taught are those without formal education. Most self-taught artists have missing ingredients to their work. (Bill Cannon)

This teaching experience has inspired the new series. I am continually surprised how much I learn from my students' process. (Kathleen Carrillo)

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. (Thomas N. Carruthers)

Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself. (John Jay Chapman)

Association with my pupils has kept me young in my work. Criticism of their work has kept my own point of view clear. (William Merritt Chase)

First he wrought, and afterward he taught. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

We need to help younger people recognize their own capacity to do good, and help them discover the rewards of generosity. (Bill Clinton)

The eyes of the dead are closed gently; we also have to open gently the eyes of the living. (Jean Cocteau)

I taught him how to dress. He taught me how to live forever. (Leonard Cohen)

To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

The painter who knows his business will not, with some few exceptions, waste his time in giving instruction, and the instruction to be gained from a painter who does not know his business is worse than useless. (John Collier)

I teach to share the wonder of my discoveries and to exchange with my students the wonder of theirs. (Michele Cooper)

There are instructors who hang onto their positions and don't want the students to really learn much, for they don't want to lose their positions of 'authority.' (Anne Copeland)

Teaching, real teaching, is - or ought to be - a messy business. (Harry Crews)

Schools can teach us to paint and many other things, but they can't teach us how to be artists. It would be like being taught how to fall in love. Or how to fall off a cliff. (Warren Criswell)

Many art teachers talk a good game but are unable to perform on the pitch!...Being a painter/artist is a full time job that demands all one's efforts and concentration. (Roger Cummiskey)

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. (John Cotton Dana)

The role of the artist is like that of an explorer and a teacher – a teacher of seeing. No one is more capable of conveying this enlightenment than the artist. (Ken Danby)

In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught. (Baba Dioum)

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. (Mark van Doren)

Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the 'naturals,' the ones who somehow know how to teach. (Peter Drucker)

We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn. (Peter Drucker)

It is not in my power to hasten and speed up the development of my students. I can give them information and techniques, but not maturity and experience. (Les Ducak)

Art students should be aware that they can demand to be taught to paint and draw. (Jeane Duffey)

The most fruitful and worthwhile thing I have ever done has been to teach. (Harvey Dunn)

Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn. (Will Durant)

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. (Albert Einstein)

-on his retirement...
It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man. (Scott Elledge)

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

If I started teaching by precision I'd bore them. (Milton H. Erickson)

We strive to see beyond what is visible, and that is the aim of the teacher. To allow us to work it out for ourselves. (Chris Everest)

I'm convinced that the best way to learn is by teaching. It is also by teaching that we are a success. (John Ferrie)

-Oral history interview, 1965...
Most of the artists there were practicing artists, and they weren't interested in a teaching schedule where all their days were broken up... the artists were happier when they had time for their own work. (James Fitzgerald)

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. (E. M. Forster)

Teaching is almost as much fun as painting. I love watching my students grow in ability and create paintings they couldn't conceive of in the beginning. (Nina Allen Freeman)

I am not a teacher but an awakener. (Robert Frost)

I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing. (Neil Gaiman)

Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building. (A. Bartlett Giamatti)

Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process. (A. Bartlett Giamatti)

But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous. (Edward Gibbon)

We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction. (Malcolm Gladwell)

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. (Gail Godwin)

A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows on rows of natural objects, classified with name and form. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

If you teach, teach the individual. Find out where he or she is having trouble and help at that point. (Irwin Greenberg)

My best teacher was German, he didn't speak English. He would show by demonstrating. (Irwin Greenberg)

I want them to come away with discovering the music inside them... (Charlie Haden)

-on teaching a new generation of architects...
No. I don't have the patience, and I'm not very tactful. People say I can be frightening. (Zaha Hadid)

When one teaches, two learn. (Robert Half)

If you become a teacher, by your pupils you'll be taught. (Oscar Hammerstein)

I couldn't run a tight schedule, and if you're any good at teaching, you get sucked dry because you like your students and you're trying to help them, but you don't have any time left to write yourself. (Jim Harrison)

The art of a pedant is to divert his pupils from noticing the smallness of his puddle, and to make them attribute his apparent size to his being a really big toad. (Henry S. Haskins)

We must all teach ourselves to be fine, to be poets. (Charles Hawthorne)

It is during the process of teaching others that we realize the solutions to the problems we are having with our own paintings. (Sandra Taylor Hedges)

By my teaching I hope to inspire you to personal activity and to present your vision. (Robert Henri)

I swear... to hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture. (Hippocrates)

Well you can't teach the poetry, but you can teach the craft. (David Hockney)

Teaching people to draw is teaching people to look. (David Hockney)

I have never really done any teaching and maybe I should have done. I am not power-mad enough. (David Hockney)

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. (Hans Hofmann)

We can think of ourselves not as teachers but as gardeners. A gardener does not 'grow' flowers; he tries to give them what he thinks they need and they grow by themselves. (John Holt)

-on Fred Varley...
As a person and a teacher I could never understand him. He would stride about the classroom saying, 'Get the mood!'... I never really knew what he meant. (E. J. Hughes)

A great teacher never strives to explain his vision. He simply invites you to stand beside him and see for yourself. (Raymond Inmon)

The key to effective teaching is to remember how you learned. (Clive James)

Teaching is an essential form of payback. Most artists, including myself, owe a lot to our teachers and mentors. It's only fair to take our knowledge and 'pay it forward.' (Michael Chesley Johnson)

To Teach is to learn twice. (Joseph Joubert)

To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another. (Benjamin Jowett)

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 feeling. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model. (Abdul Kalam)

When you act like a teacher, it's usually because you're afraid to be the student. (Byron Katie)

If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society's heroes. (Guy Kawasaki)

If we taught music the way we try to teach engineering, in an unbroken four year course, we could end up with all theory and no music. When we study music, we start to practice from the beginning, and we practice for the entire time... (Charles F. Kettering)

Great teachers leave students with lasting impressions, not crushed ambition. (Jackie Knott)

Teaching, the most noble profession, should be rewarded based on merit alone, not seniority. (Mark Kostabi)

A true master of the arts teaches without ego; His tools are given to rise above life's difficulties; He passes on the love and perseverance behind his own ambitions. He teaches us to apply our art to life. (Susan Labarre)

The Buddha himself taught differently according to the place, the occasion and the situation of those who were listening to him. (Dalai Lama)

A teacher receives as much or more than is given. (Penny Lamnek)

Those who can, teach. Everyone else does something less significant. (Linda Legman)

You don't have to be Michelangelo to teach basic art, just as you don't have to be Shakespeare to be able to teach the correct use of language. (Charles de Lint)

As an instructor, it's imperative to stimulate people to think... ask questions... the right questions... (Bonnie Mandoe)

We teach people how to treat us. (Phil McGraw)

I'm embarrassed every time I look a teacher in the eye, because we ask them to do so much for so little. (Phil McGraw)

When one finds that student, the one who can hear and see and touch and feel what it is that you are offering, there should not be any consideration of charging a fee. These souls are exactly why we were born into our art and craft. (Kate McKulla)

Our duty is to understand youth, but more, to help them understand themselves that they may release their varied abilities... We must help them to discover a life work, not work for life. (Henrietta Mears)

I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don't want to meet them. (H. L. Mencken)

It is the mission of the twentieth century to elucidate the irrational. (Maurice Merleau-Ponty)

The teacher must herself be excited if she is to sell her goods. And she can do an exciting job in stirring the student without herself knowing all the answers. (Julius Sumner Miller)

You have to find the student within yourself, and that student will find the teacher within everyone else. (Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki)

We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master. (Maria Montessori)

A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations. (Patricia Neal)

I've taught, and the first thing I did when I taught art, was not to teach art. (Louise Nevelson)

Excellence in teaching begins with having a profound respect for the integrity and honest intent of every student. (Jerry Nevins)

The best way to teach somebody something is to have them think they're learning something else. (Randy Pausch)

Let such teach others who themselves excel. (Alexander Pope)

Men must be taught as if you taught them not, and things unknown proposed as things forgot. (Alexander Pope)

To teach is to learn... If we ever think we know all there is to know about our creativity we are dead as artists. (Richard Pousette-Dart)

You can show them how it's done, what skills are required, but you can't teach creativity itself. That comes from deep within. (Peter Prest)

A good mother is worth a hundred teachers. (Italian proverb)

My objective in teaching my pupils is that they should be fitted for any kind of art. (Howard Pyle)

I think it likely that some of my pupils will reach unusual distinction. (Howard Pyle)

Teaching has given my art life great traction. (Bob Ragland)

Wonderful things can happen if you put your brush down and let your painting be your teacher. (Charles Reid)

By leaving a student to himself he may... be led to undertake matters above his strength, but the trial will at least have this advantage: it will discover to himself his own deficiencies and this discovery alone is a very considerable acquisition. (Sir Joshua Reynolds)

Teachers who offer you the ultimate answers do not possess the ultimate answers, for if they did, they would know that the ultimate answers cannot be given, they can only be received. (Tom Robbins)

Testing the student's achievements to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning. (Carl Rogers)

If teaching has any purpose, it is to implant true insight and responsibility. Education must lead us from irresponsible opinion to true responsible judgement. It must lead us from chance and arbitrariness to rational clarity and intellectual order. (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)

I would rather teach drawing that my pupils may learn to love nature, than teach the looking at nature that they may learn to draw. (John Ruskin)

Teaching is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them. (John Ruskin)

You can't teach art. (John Satterfield)

A lot of education is like teaching marching; I try to make it more like dancing. (Peter Schjeldahl)

The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

You can't teach talent. You can't teach inspiration. You can teach people critical facilities. You can give them techniques. You can teach discipline. And you can teach them about the business. (Anna Deavere Smith)

If I can get them to think, get them to feel, get them to see, then I've done about all that I can as a teacher. (W. Eugene Smith)

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. (Socrates)

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. (John Steinbeck)

You will not be good teachers if you focus only on what you do and not upon who you are. (Rudolf Steiner)

Sometimes the toughest student is right under your nose. (Paul Allen Taylor)

The burned hand teaches best. (J. R. R. Tolkien)

It is noble to teach oneself, but still nobler to teach others - and less trouble. (Mark Twain)

Four years was enough of Harvard. I still had a lot to learn, but had been given the liberating notion that now I could teach myself. (John Updike)

-b.1511 d.1574...
I wish to be of service to the artists of our own day, by showing them how a small beginning leads to the highest elevation, and how from so noble a situation it is possible to fall to utmost ruin, and consequently, how these arts resemble nature as shown in our human bodies. (Giorgio Vasari)

Teachers have a profound effect on their students and I wonder if they are really aware of that. Passing on our knowledge must be done in a way that enables the student to understand it, to retain it, to be able to implement it and to be enthused by it. (Robert Wade)

I don't know. I imagine good teaching as a circle of earnest people sitting down to ask each other meaningful questions. I don't see it as a handing down of answers... (Alice Walker)

Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding. (William Arthur Ward)

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. (William Arthur Ward)

A teacher once said, 'Someone came in the studio and said that your work wasn't fit for pigs. Well, I defended your work. I said it certainly is!' (Virginia Wieringa)

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. (Oscar Wilde)

Artists who also teach are often unsung heroes, sharing generously of their skills for a minimum of recognition. (Karen Wright)

-on teaching elementary school students to paint...
They are so incredible, it makes me shake. (Ming Yeung)

-Yoda: Dark Rendezvous, novel by Sean Stewart, 2004...
You think Yoda stops teaching, just because his student does not want to hear? Yoda a teacher is. Yoda teaches like drunkards drink. (Yoda)

The most effective teachers embody the teaching they give out. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

There should not be any particular teaching. Teaching is in each moment. (Zen)


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