Bel Kaufman

Bel Kaufman

is an American teacher and author, best known for writing the 1965 bestselling novel Up the Down Staircase
And that's it; that's why I want to teach; that's the one and only compensation: to make a permanent difference in the life of a child.More Bel Kaufman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I had used my sense of humor; I had called it proportion, perspective. But perspective is distance.More Bel Kaufman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To the outside world, of course, this job is a cinch: 9 to 3, five days a week, two months' summer vacation with pay, all legal holidays, prestige and respect. My mother, for example, has the pleasant notion that my day consists of nodding graciously to the rustle of starched curtsies and a chorus of respectful voices bidding me good morning.More Bel Kaufman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If a teacher wants to know something why doesn't she look it up herself instead of making we students do it? We benefit ourselves more by listening to her, after all she's the teacher!More Bel Kaufman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Education is not a product: mark, diploma, job, money in that order; it is a process, a never ending one.More Bel Kaufman quotes [09/30/2011 04:09:44]

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