The Online Home of The Best Should Teach Initiative

"As an educator, it has been my conviction and message that teaching is the preeminent profession: it nourishes all others and the total of human endeavors.

The best teachers will be men and women from all cultural, economic, racial, ethnic, religious and family backgrounds. Teaching potential flourishes abundantly in all segments of a multicultural society. It needs only to be discovered, motivated and developed by a society which agrees that the best should teach..."

To those to come, I leave the flame!

Hold it as high as you can reach.

If a better world is your aim,

All must agree: THE BEST SHOULD TEACH.

Lindley J. Stiles, 1913-2008

Dean Stiles
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Main Index


Ethics & Traditions of Academia

The Concept of Social Wisdom

Lindley Stiles on Teaching

The Road to Academic Hall of Fame

Who Will Be the Best Teachers?

The Parable of the Lamp


Selected Poems

Telephone Poles

Mr. Lincoln

Johnny One-Hop the Two Finger Man

Poems about Teaching


Lindley J. Stiles, I.O.M

Twentieth Century's Leading Educator


University of Colorado, Boulder

CU Board of Regents

Fort Lewis College

International Biographical Centre


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