It's funny how life works. I get a visit from Julius Erving at practice...google his name...find a great quote on teaching...and think of my grandmother! Well here are some more good thoughts on "teaching" --
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth."
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism.
~Louis A. Berman
A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.