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Too many of us fail to fulfill our needs because ...
by 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 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 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

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

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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

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

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

Everybody needs one essential friend.
- William Glasser

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

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

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

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

Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

You may be deceived if you trust too much,
but you will live in torment
if you don't trust enough.
- Frank Crane

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
- William Blake

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

An overfull calendar, like an overfull stomach,
is a consequence of taking on too much.
Commit, and eat, in moderation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman


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