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William Glasser Quotes and Sayings

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everybody needs one essential friend.
- William Glasser

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

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

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

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

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

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect
the uniqueness of others.
- Robert H. Schuller

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose...
only then will you learn the game.
- Winston Churchill

When you do your best
you learn to accept yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,
not by mechanical aid, but by
an infinite expectation of the dawn.
- Henry David Thoreau

We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

It is better to learn late than never.
- Publilius Syrus

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

Be skeptical, but learn to listen.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams


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