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William Glasser
1925 -
Nationality: American
Category: Psychologist
Subcategory: American Psychologist

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


When we label anyone 'bad', we will have more trouble dealing with him than if we could have settled for a lesser label.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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?


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.


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


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.


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.


Everybody needs one essential friend.


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


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


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.


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

    Topics: Education

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.


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