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To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility,
by William Glasser

To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility,
we must reduce the domination of certainty in education.
- William Glasser

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

We can teach a lot of things, but if the teacher can't
relate by talking to a group of friendly students,
he'll never be a competent teacher.
- William Glasser

We don't focus as much in schools on educational knowledge
which requires thinking and application,
as we do on acquiring facts.
- William Glasser

 

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.
- William Glasser

Good or bad, everything we do is our best choice at that moment.
- William Glasser

As long as acquiring knowledge is the educational goal of schools,
educational opportunities will be limited,
as they are now, to affluent families.
- William Glasser

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Without pay, no human being will work up to their ability
if he or she is not cared for and respected.
- William Glasser

We almost always have choices, and the better the choice,
the more we will be in control of our lives.
- William Glasser

When we label anyone 'bad', we will have more trouble
dealing with him than if we could have settled for a lesser label.
- William Glasser

What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship
or conversation with the teacher.
- William Glasser

You can acquire a lot of knowledge without ever going to school.
- William Glasser

Everybody needs one essential friend.
- William Glasser

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.
- William Glasser

Education is the process in which we discover that
learning adds quality to our lives.
Learning must be experienced.
- William Glasser

The faster you go, the more students you leave behind.
It doesn't matter how much or how fast you teach.
The true measure is how much students have learned.
- William Glasser

This is at the heart of all good education,
where the teacher asks students to think and engages
them in encouraging dialogues,
constantly checking for understanding and growth.
- William Glasser

No human being will work hard at anything unless they
believe that they are working for competence.
- William Glasser

If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.
- William Glasser

There are only two places in the world where time takes
precedence over the job to be done.
School and prison.
- William Glasser

I think it is totally wrong and terribly harmful if
education is defined as acquiring knowledge.
- William Glasser

We may be up against a stone wall, but we don't have
to bloody our heads against it unless we choose to.
- William Glasser

I think education is both using and improving knowledge
and that changes the whole picture.
- William Glasser

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.
- William Glasser

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.
- William Glasser

Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.
- William Glasser

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.
- William Glasser

If you improve education by teaching for competence,
eliminating schooling, and connecting with students,
the test scores will improve.
- William Glasser

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.
- William Glasser

Sex is on the minds of most people, especially those
who shouldn't be having it.
- William Glasser

There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality
School in that there is winning but no losing.
- William Glasser

We are driven by five genetic needs:
survival,
love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.
- William Glasser

If everyone could learn that what is right for me does
not make it right for anyone else,
the world would be a much happier place.
- William Glasser

Don't marry someone you would not be friends with if
there was no sex between you.
- William Glasser

Caring for but never trying to own may be a further
way to define friendship.
- William Glasser

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.
- William Glasser

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.
- William Glasser

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.
- William Glasser

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?
- William Glasser

Prior to being allowed to enter the profession,
prospective teachers should be asked to talk with a
group of friendly students for at least half an hour
and be able to engage them in an interesting conversation
about any subject the prospective teacher wants to talk about.
- William Glasser

The decisions of law courts should never be printed:
in the long run,
they form a counter authority to the law.
- Denis Diderot

The new rule says that the FBI has the right to go
to public places on the same terms and conditions as
other members of the public for counter-terrorism purposes.
- John Ashcroft

We have the opportunity to provide the first FDA reviewed
and approved over-the-counter option that can help
people lose weight and make changes to their lifestyle and diet.
- Steve Burton

The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt.
- H. L. Mencken

I went into a McDonald's yesterday and said,
"I'd like some fries." The girl at the counter said,
"Would you like some fries with that?"
- Jay Leno

Their films would probably be better if they'd seen a few more films,
which runs counter to this idiotic theory that you
run the risk of being influenced if you see too much.
- Jacques Rivette

If you watch the news and don't like it,
then this is your counter program to the news.
- Jon Stewart

I got tackled once in a movie theater.
I was with my mom and brother, and then suddenly I
got hit from behind and sort of sprawled out on the candy counter.
- Scott Wolf

One of the most important post-9/11 efforts made to
counter terrorism and the spread of weapons of mass
destruction is President Bush's Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI).
- Frank Gaffney

And $18 million in three Japanese banks,
completely false.
That I have two factories in Panama,
also completely false.
This is part of the counter campaign of some people.
- Alberto Fujimori

Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place.
- Ignazio Silone

I did my military service from 1989 -
92 and I was never shot at or had to fire on anybody.
I was very lucky.
I was more involved in intelligence and counter-intelligence.
- Oded Fehr

How is it that mercury is not safe for food additives
and Over the Counter drug products,
but it is safe in our vaccines and dental amalgams?
- Dan Burton

Allied supplies of arms to Russia, and the manpower
reserves of Russia have been sufficient to bring continuous
counter-attacks against our Eastern Front.
- Hjalmar Schacht

It's a great counter to doing the soap because it's a comedy.
It's real physical comedy.
- Corbin Bernsen

Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed.
- Edith Hamilton

I don't like to be labeled, to be anything.
I've made the mistake before myself of labeling my music,
but it's counter-productive.
- Neil Young

It is difficult for me to believe that quantum mechanics,
working very well for currently practical set-ups,
will nevertheless fail badly with improvements in counter efficiency.
- John S. Bell

Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by
an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.
- Ben Elton

Taxing poor families runs counter to decades of effort
to help people lift themselves out of poverty through work.
- Nicholas Johnson

By-and-large, these are families that are just waiting to get out of here.
They are frustrated; I would be, too.
I get frustrated at the cash register counter when the paper runs out.
- Russel Honore

The President should spend his time going after the
terrorists rather than sharing sensitive counter terrorism
information with countries that sponsor terrorism.
- Frank Lautenberg

I worked at the cosmetic counter at a fine department store.
- Lita Ford

I defend both the freedom of expression and society's right to counter it.
I must pay the price for differing.
It is the natural way of things.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Boredom is always counter-revolutionary.
Always.
- Guy Debord

Economists often like startling theorems,
results which seem to run counter to conventional wisdom.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

The driving force behind the liberal counter-offensive
in Europe has been a reaction against irresponsibility.
- Jacques Delors

If French is no longer the language of a power,
it can be the language of a counter power.
- Lionel Jospin

But the key shift in focus will be from counter-insurgency
operations to more and more cooperation with Iraqi
security forces and to building Iraqi security capacity.
- John Abizaid

Family traditions counter alienation and confusion.
They help us define who we are; they provide something steady,
reliable and safe in a confusing world.
- Susan Lieberman

My book is traditional.
It runs counter to the post-modern spirit.
- David Guterson


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