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When we label anyone 'bad', we will have more trouble
by 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

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

Everybody needs one essential friend.
- William Glasser

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.
- 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

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

There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality
School in that there is winning but no losing.
- 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 are driven by five genetic needs:
survival,
love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil,
but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
- Margaret Mead

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

That's why for Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society the
colors are black and white.
There are no gray issues.
Life is black and it's white.
There's no in-between.
- Zakk Wylde

Police are reluctant to label a murder as a possible serial homicide.
- Pat Brown

We got on his label, and the Bizarre organization is just going up and up.
So we have faith.
- Alice Cooper

That is why I come forward tonight without any political label,
without any bias, but just simply as an Englishman to say to you:
a crime is being committed against civilization.
- John Amery

Make no mistake about it: once a band has signed a letter of intent,
they will either eventually sign a contract that suits
the label or they will be destroyed.
- Steve Albini

I'm developing artists for my new record label,
my son's band, Intangible, being one of them.
- Gary Wright

Yeah, I think Michael has had to deal with that label
of being Michael Caine for a long time.
- Dylan Moran

I made this record without a record label.
- Jules Shear

If you bleed Black Label and you're going to be a man,
you gotta get up there and do what you gotta do every day,
relentless and as tired as you can be.
- Zakk Wylde

The bungle tour is a bit up in the air due to the fact
this at we are getting screwed by our overseas label.
- Trevor Dunn

I wish my work would be recognized by a larger crowd
of people as more art than be stuck with the cartoonist
label for the rest of my life.
- Julie Doucet

I will be developing artists for my new label.
The rest is in God's Hands.
- Gary Wright

I took the process of doing as much myself as I could like a duck to water.
I set up my own label and publishing,
etc, and it was a fun learning curve two decades ago.
- David Knopfler

We have meetings with our record label to tell them how to market us.
- Adam Jones

There was no reason to label us as anti-Semitic.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

I've always had a love for poetry,
and when I got signed to a record label I thought,
"How odd that I'm doing a record before a book of poetry."
- Jewel

I don't necessarily think that installation is the only way to go.
It's just a label for certain kinds of arrangements.
- Barbara Kruger

I think that various styles and methods and approaches
are an invention of people who don't understand the
process of acting and who try very hard to label things.
- Ben Kingsley

When you sign with a label, they do insist upon certain rights,
and if you have a competent attorney,
your rights will be protected.
- Tommy Shaw

All you needed was a couple of instruments and a few
chords and you could be on an indie label.
- David Byrne

With the other fellow actors who have gone astray,
I think it's sad that society wants to label the business as doing this to people.
It's really not true.
- Tina Yothers

Giving a phenomenon a label does not explain it.
- Taylor Caldwell

I've got them in the can and I am looking for a label.
- Michael Owen Bruce

Promoting a record on a major label is like running
a minor military campaign.
- Robyn Hitchcock

I guess I've learned that there's really no such thing as a bad label,
there is only a bad contract.
- Peter Steele

Sometimes, you just get a label and it sticks.
- Jamie Redknapp

It became a question of do I want to be on a label
where it could take three years to put out a record
instead of putting out three records over the same
period of time on my own.
- Matthew Sweet


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