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

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




William Glasser Quotes: "The ultimate use of power is to empower others."

The ultimate use of power is to empower others.




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

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



William Glasser Quotes: "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."

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.




William Glasser Quotes: "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."

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.



William Glasser Quotes: "Good or bad, everything we do is our best choice at that moment."

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



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

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




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

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



William Glasser Quotes: "When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style."

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



William Glasser Quotes: "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 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.



William Glasser Quotes: "What we get, and all we ever get, from the outside is information; how we choose to act on this information is up to us."

What we get, and all we ever get, from the outside is information; how we choose to act on this information is up to us.



William Glasser Quotes: "The day we stop playing will be the day we stop learning."

The day we stop playing will be the day we stop learning.




William Glasser Quotes: "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 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.



William Glasser Quotes: "Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is."

Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.



William Glasser Quotes: "What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship or conversation with the teacher."

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



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

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



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

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



William Glasser Quotes: "No human being will work hard at anything unless they believe that they are working for competence."

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



William Glasser Quotes: "When we depress, we believe we are the victims of a feeling over which we have no control."

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



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

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



William Glasser Quotes: "Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship."

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



William Glasser Quotes: "To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility, we must reduce the domination of certainty in education."

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



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

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



William Glasser Quotes: "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."

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.



William Glasser Quotes: "Everybody needs one essential friend."

Everybody needs one essential friend.



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

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



William Glasser Quotes: "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."

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.



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

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



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

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



William Glasser Quotes: "I think education is both using and improving knowledge and that changes the whole picture."

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



William Glasser Quotes: "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!"

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!



William Glasser Quotes: "If you improve education by teaching for competence, eliminating schooling, and connecting with students, the test scores will improve."

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



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

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



William Glasser Quotes: "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."

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.



William Glasser Quotes: "You can acquire a lot of knowledge without ever going to school."

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



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

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



William Glasser Quotes: "I think it is totally wrong and terribly harmful if education is defined as acquiring knowledge."

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



William Glasser Quotes: "A friend of mine, a dedicated golfer, shot a hole in one playing by himself. Disaster."

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



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

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



William Glasser Quotes: "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."

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.



William Glasser Quotes: "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."

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.



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

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



William Glasser Quotes: "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 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.



William Glasser Quotes: "Choice Theory explains that, for all practical purposes, we choose everything we do."

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