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By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

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?

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

To be depressed or neurotic is passive. It happened to us; we are its victim, and we have no control over it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Glasser

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Glasser

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

When we depress, we believe we are the victims of a feeling over which we have no control.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

Choice Theory explains that, for all practical purposes, we choose everything we do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Glasser

Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Glasser

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Glasser

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

To focus on discipline is to ignore the real problem: We will never be able to get students (or anyone else) to be in good order if, day after day, we try to force them to do what they do not find satisfying.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

There is no real reason to fail a child," "Once children start failing, they begin to believe that they can't do anything. They give up.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Glasser

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Glasser

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Glasser

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

Today much of what we call education is merely knowledge gathering and remembering. Problem solving and thinking, never strong parts of our educational system, have been downgraded in all but a few scientific subjects.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Glasser

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

Using no control and using humor will build a relationship and make a dent to where the client puts the counselor in their quality world and then begins to relate and seek out the counselor. Effective therapy begins with the acceptance of the therapist into the client's quality world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Glasser

The answer lies in preventing these failures, not in looking for better ways to fix the people who are failing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

Unlike the weak, the strong neither give up nor are driven by pain into rash or stupid behavior. They don't like pain any more than anyone else, but they are not willing to settle for short-term relief if it means reducing their options later. They don't rob Peter to pay Paul, they face reality now.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Glasser

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Glasser

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

They have this big book called the 'DSM-IV,' you know, that is supposedly written about crazy people, but I think it is a book that is written by crazy people!

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Glasser

The Compassionate Classroom is a fabulous book! If teachers will read it, they can transform their classrooms.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

The more a person perceives that he/she is loved, the less they will interfere with the lives of others.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

The ultimate use of power is to empower others.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Glasser

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Glasser

Everybody needs one essential friend.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Glasser

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Glasser

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Glasser

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Glasser

If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior. In other words, begin to act the part, as well as you can, of the person you would rather be, the person you most want to become. Gradually, the old, fearful person will fade away.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Glasser

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Glasser

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

Too many of us fail to fulfill our needs because we say no rather than yes, yes when we should say no.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Glasser

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Glasser

A friend of mine, a dedicated golfer, shot a hole in one playing by himself. Disaster.