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Quotes About Teaching

school-kids-schoolhouse-thumbOnce in a while I like to read quotes.  I am very much in ‘teacher’ mode today because school will start in a month and I need to get a preschool curriculum put together for a 2-year-old (almost 3-year-old) my daughter will be caring for.

My daughter has been working with me this last year, and taking classes with me, and is ready for her own nanny position this year!  I watched this little girl the first year on my own, then my daughter joined me.  Now, they have another little boy to join in the fun!  So, my daughter got a crash course in infant care, too!  He is now six months old and she is fantastic with him.  We will both be taking a class on infant development soon.  Yes, now that I have cared for roughly 20 infants, I decided to take a formal class **giggle**.

Anyway, I’m off subject.  That’s nothing new.  Back to the quotes.

I found a few that really stand out to me.  I wanted to share them with you!

“Learning is finding out what you already know.  Doing is demonstrating that you know it.  Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you.  You are all learners, doers, and teachers.” —- Richard Bach

“It is not what is poured into a student that counts, but what is planted.” —- Linda Conway

“To teach is to learn twice over.”  —-  Joseph Joubert

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.”  —-  Goethe

Teachers and parents have a very tough job!  Guiding a child takes a lot of self-discipline and a lot of energy.  I also believe we adults learn from every child we care for or raise.  We truly do “learn twice over.”


5 thoughts on “Quotes About Teaching

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  2. Learning twice over is definitely the result of teaching others. Teaching is truly a tough job, and it sure can’t be done without passion! I think you and your daughter are amazing!!

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