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Education quotes by David Gribble – asterisks by David's favourites. If you use any of them please include a link back to the site somewhere.




Education quotes * Adults find it extraordinarily difficult to give children the respect they deserve.
  When the problems you face are real, you really want to solve them.
Education quotes * There is no point in rebelling against yourself.
  It is difficult for schools to avoid suppressing a child’s natural altruism.
Education quotes *Education quotes * It is easier to run a school of conformists than a school of individuals, but conformists, by definition, can never be themselves.
Education quotes *Education quotes * When you have a job as a grown-up you are only asked to do things that you can do correctly. Why are schools always asking children to do things half of which they will get wrong?
  Only teachers and customers in shops are called sir and miss.
  If I make you call me sir I deny social equality.
  Teaching is not a matter of making children learn; it is a matter of making sure you don’t get in their way.
Education quotes *Education quotes * Teachers know more about their subjects than children do; children know more about childhood.
Education quotes *Education quotes * We need to help adolescents not to be afraid of making fools of themselves.
  You must never destroy a child’s confidence in his or her own judgment.
  Preaching is an ineffective way of encouraging virtue.
Education quotes *Education quotes * Punishment creates rebels.
  Teachers need to be able to admire their pupils.
  Admiration nurtures ambition.
  Condescending praise induces disgust.
  It is wonderful when an adult and a child discover something together that neither of them knew before.
  One of the aspects of good teaching is good listening.
Education quotes *Education quotes * What you discover for yourself is vastly more memorable than what you are told.
Education quotes *Education quotes * The best learning happens without you noticing.
Education quotes * Learning is a pleasure; it does not need to be enforced.
Education quotes * It is a delight to understand something new.
Education quotes *Education quotes * There is no need to be in a hurry to grow up.
Education quotes * At Sands life and education overlap. Children really cook lunch, really redecorate the classrooms, really appoint the staff, really answer the phone in the office, really deal with problems of behaviour.
Education quotes * Honesty is more important than fear; to demand obedience is to risk putting fear above honesty.
Education quotes *Education quotes * When children trust their teachers, no one needs to bluff.
Education quotes *Education quotes * What matters is doing things for the right reasons.
Education quotes *Education quotes * Children naturally want to succeed. Why do so many teachers treat them as if they wanted to fail?
Education quotes * For most adolescents school uniform is a badge of inadequacy.
Education quotes * You don’t need to humiliate children to teach them.
  There is no need to use force to get people to do something that they can see to be in their own interest.
  Democratic schools avoid the error of trying to prevent children from helping one another.
  Rules, by requiring certain types of behaviour, tend to turn children against them.
Education quotes * If you are treated like an ignorant lout, you behave like an ignorant lout.
Education quotes * Teachers must give children what they need without worrying about whether they deserve it.
Education quotes * Happiness is an important part of school; you cannot learn easily when you are unhappy.
Education quotes * It is hard to learn anything that seems entirely irrelevant.
Education quotes *Education quotes * Concern for others is a more important guide to behaviour than obedience to rules.
Education quotes * Children’s self-respect only flourishes if they are respected.
Education quotes *Education quotes * Where children see moral issues, adults often only see questions of expediency.
Education quotes * Good teachers are humble.






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