William Glasser Quotes


38 William Glasser quotes:



"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."
"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."
"There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality School in that there is winning but no losing."
"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."
"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?"
"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."
"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."
"We don't focus as much in schools on educational knowledge which requires thinking and application, as we do on acquiring facts."
"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."
"What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship or conversation with the teacher."
"When we label anyone 'bad', we will have more trouble dealing with him than if we could have settled for a lesser label."
"Without pay, no human being will work up to their ability if he or she is not cared for and respected."
"You can acquire a lot of knowledge without ever going to school."
"Everybody needs one essential friend."
"If we are to persuade all students to do quality work, we must involve them deeply in the process of evaluating their own work as they do it! This is concurrent evaluation."
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"When we label anyone "bad", we will have more trouble dealing with him than if we could have settled for a lesser label."
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