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

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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


We may be up against a stone wall, but we don't have to bloody our heads against it unless we choose to.


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.


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.


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


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.

    Topics: Education

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.


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


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

    Topics: Education

Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.


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