Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Having Good Character as a Teacher

Whether it is in the classroom, managing teachers, or working with one another…children look to adults for instruction in every way of life.

"If wisdom's ways you wisely seek,
Five things observe with care;
Of whom you speak,
To whom you speak,
And how,
And when,
And where...."

"Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions."

~Dag Hammarskjold

“Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are to some extent a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece—by thought, choice, courage and determination."
~John Luther

“While you, the leader, can teach many things, character is not taught easily to adults who arrive at your desk lacking it. Be cautious about taking on reclamation projects regardless of the talent they may possess. Have the courage to make character count among the qualities you seek in others." ~John Wooden

"Every man has three characters—that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has."
~Alphonse Karr

“Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them."
~Winston Churchill

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