We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.
Education is the process in which we discover that learning adds quality to our lives. Learning must be experienced.
We Learn . . .<br/>10% of what we read<br/>20% of what we hear<br/>30% of what we see<br/>50% of what we see and hear<br/>70% of what we discuss<br/>80% of what we experience<br/>95% of what we teach others.
What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today, but revisiting this painful past can contribute little or nothing to what we need to do now . . .
Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship.
There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.
It is almost impossible for anyone, even the most ineffective among us, to continue to choose misery after becoming aware that it is a choice.
Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.
We may be up against a stone wall, but we don't have to bloody our heads against it unless we choose to.
If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.
We almost always have choices, and the better the choice, the more we will be in control of our lives.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
The day we stop playing will be the day we stop learning.
Sex is on the minds of most people, especially those who shouldn't be having it.
Too many of us fail to fulfill our needs because we say no rather than yes, or perhaps later in life, yes when we should say no.
Since there will be no one left to talk peace after the next war, it makes good sense to break with tradition and hold the peace conference first.
I think education is both using and improving knowledge and that changes the whole picture.
In a Glasser Quality School there is no such thing as a closed book test. Students are told to get out their notes and open their books. There is no such thing as being forbidden to ask the teacher or another student for help.
Running a school where the students all succeed, even if some students have to help others to make the grade, is good preparation for democracy.
Told that the passing grade is a B or competence and that we will help you to get there, students do competent work. The lowest passing grade in the real world is competence. Why do schools accept so much less?
We can pay teachers a hundred thousand dollars a year, and we'll do nothing to improve our schools as long as we keep the A, B, C, D, F grading system.
Every single major push in education has made it worse and right now it's really bad because everything we've done is de-humanizing education. It's destroying the possibility of the teacher and the student having a warm, friendly, intellectual relationship.
I think it is totally wrong and terribly harmful if education is defined as acquiring knowledge.
If we had in this room a hundred teachers, good teachers from good schools, and asked them to define the word education, there would be very little general agreement.
If you improve education by teaching for competence, eliminating schooling, and connecting with students, the test scores will improve.