National Mentoring Month Quotes

January is National Mentoring Month! Mentoring can make a huge difference in children’s lives and help put them on a path to success.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” – Margaret Mead

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” – Robert Frost

“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” –E. M. Forster

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” – Phil Collins

“True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character.” – David O. McKay

“If you’re not reaching back to help anyone then you’re not building a legacy.” – Germany Kent

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.”- Rachel Carson

“Everyone has a transferable commodity-knowledge. Sharing your unique expertise and making introductions for someone creates a lasting legacy.” – Marsha Blackburn

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” – Albert Schweitzer

“Students are taught how to do things, but many are not forced to reflect on why they should do them or what we are here for.” – David Brooks

“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” – Albert Einstein

“[Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” – Jim Henson

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