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William Glasser Quotes

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

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

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

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

Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.

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.

Everybody needs one essential friend.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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