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We are driven by five genetic needs:
by William Glasser

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

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

Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.
- 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

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

Everybody needs one essential friend.
- William Glasser

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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

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

Without pay, no human being will work up to their ability
if he or she is not cared for and respected.
- 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 may be up against a stone wall, but we don't have
to bloody our heads against it unless we choose to.
- William Glasser

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business.
- B. C. Forbes

We are finally driven to monogamy
not by morality but by exhaustion.
- Erica Jong

I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist.
I never think about money.
Beautiful things make money.
- Lord Acton

Well, I always had a chauffer, because I have never driven a car in my life.
I still can't drive.
- Bud Abbott

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

I don't say what God is, but a name That somehow answers
us when we are driven To feel and think how little
we have to do With what we are.
- Edwin A. Robinson

I'm as pure as the driven slush.
- Tallulah Bankhead

We try to be driven by what's a good story,
what's truthful, and the drama of what happens next.
- Laura Innes

To be honest, once you've driven around for about five,
10 laps, you don't notice a difference.
- Danica Patrick

I'm driven.
I am.
I'm driven for some reason.
But I don't know where I'm going.
- Courtney Love

While the mind is in doubt it is driven this way and
that by a slight impulse.
- Terence

I was a personality before I became a person -
I am simple,
complex, generous, selfish, unattractive,
beautiful, lazy and driven.
- Barbra Streisand

A man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself -
like,
for instance, he can't find any clean socks.
- Jean Kerr

I am never driven.
Every film I've made has been an assignment.
- Alain Resnais

Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked by children.
- Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

We are driven by the usual insatiable curiosity of the scientist,
and our work is a delightful game.
- Murray Gell-Mann

The level of taxation is driven by spending.
Less spending leads to lower taxes.
- Gregory D. Hess

Confronted with the impossibility of remaining faithful to one's beliefs,
and the equal impossibility of becoming free of them,
one can be driven to the most inhuman excesses.
- James Baldwin

On Earth, we still have a beautiful atmosphere that
precisely maintains a thermally driven climatic system that shelters,
shields and sustains our natural treasures.
- Jay Inslee

I have been driven many times to my knees
by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go.
My own wisdom, and that of all about me,
seemed insufficient for the day.
- Abraham Lincoln

Senator Martinez is not driven by polls;
he is driven by the needs of the state of Florida and
its 17 million constituents.
- Mel Martinez

Often, what you see in the media is driven by economic forces.
- Iris Chang

I had taken on the color of the climate around me and
had driven back all the emotion that rose from the
Brooklyn streets so that I could belong to the exclusive club of Congress.
- Emanuel Celler

My books are primarily plot driven but the best plot
in the world is useless if you don't populate them
with characters that readers can care about.
- Jeffery Deaver

Most of the things we decide are not what we know to be the best.
We say yes, merely because we are driven into a corner and must say something.
- Frank Crane

Good ideas are not adopted automatically.
They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
- Hyman Rickover

I never worry about being driven to drink;
I just worry about being driven home.
- W. C. Fields

An artist is a creature driven by demons.
He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.
- William Faulkner


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