Teacher Quotes

Consider these teacher quotes; teachers influence and change lives by sharing their knowledge and experiences. A teacher may be a schoolteacher, a professor, a supervisor, a friend, or family - no matter what their title they have shared with you and taught you thereby having a positive impact on your life. We can all be teachers by sharing and by setting an example for others to learn from.

"A teacher is one who helps others and influences lives forever." Catherine Pulsifer
Helping Others   |  


"Healthy teachers set boundaries and create healthy routines so that their work is meaningful, rich, and energetic, and they can also have healthy lives outside of their classrooms and schools."
Mike Anderson, The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out
Inspirational Quotes  |  


"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives."
Clay P. Bedford
Words of Encouragement   |  


Teaching is the achievement of shared meaning. D. B. Gowin
"Teaching is the achievement of shared meaning."
D. B. Gowin
Sharing   |  


"Teaching our kids to become intelligent citizens is one of life's most esteemed callings."
Steve Fadie, Words to the Rescue 2
Quotes about Life   |  


"The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind."
Kahlil Gibran
Wise   |  


"A mother is a child's first teacher. We are raising the people who will grow up to influence society and the world."
Marie Osmond, The Key Is Love: My Mother's Wisdom, A Daughter's Gratitude
Mother   |  


"There is no teaching until the pupil is brought into the same state or principle in which you are; a transfusion takes place; he is you, and you are he; then is a teaching; and by no unfriendly chance or bad company can he ever lose the benefit."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Famous   |  


"If kids come to educators and teachers from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important."
Barbara Colorose
Health   |  


"If someone were to analyze every single decision a teacher needs to make during a full school year, many of the most important ones would relate to how students will spend their instructional time - the time devoted to learning what they're supposed to learn."
W. James Popham, Instruction That Measures Up: Successful Teaching in the Age of Accountability
Time   |  


When teaching, light a fire, don't fill a bucket. Dan Snow
"When teaching, light a fire, don't fill a bucket."
Dan Snow
Passion   |  


Some have the gift of song and some possess the gift of silver speech,
some have the gift of leadership and some the ways of life can teach.
Edgar A Guest , The Gift of Play
Motivational Poems   |  


"Gradually I got used to the silence and darkness that surrounded me and forgot that it had ever been different, until she came - my teacher - who was to set my spirit free.
Helen Keller
Encouraging   |  


"A teacher is no longer just a teacher, but a tutor, therapist, guru, nurse practitioner, Dutch uncle, minister without portfolio and cop on the beat."
David McCullough Jr., You Are Not Special: And Other Encouragements
Diversity   |  


"Thankfully, Jesus is God, so he is the greatest teacher the world has ever known, and if his students have the patience to wait for it, they will learn the lesson the teacher intends."
Christopher Greer, Easter is Coming: A Devotional Journey with Jesus
Patience   |  


"Successful teaching is about shaping the information flow so that the student experiences it - moment by moment - at the right level of difficulty."
Fiona McPherson, How to Approach Learning: What teachers and students should know about succeeding in school
Success   |  


"Teaching is a profession where you treat each child as you would treat your own - you teach them with their best interest in mind."
Hyacinth Mottley
Children   |  


"My coach is like a teacher, my former manager was like a drill sergeant."
Byron and Catherine Pulsifer
Leadership   |  


All teachers teach history to those who will make history. Greg Henry Quinn
"All teachers teach history to those who will make history."
Greg Henry Quinn
Future   |


"We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world."
Charles Kettering
Failure   |


"To my father (Vince Lombardi), coaching and teaching were synonymous. He believed it was his duty to teach his players not only how to be successful on the football field but also how to live happy, responsible, and successful lives."
Vince Lombardi Jr., The Essential Vince Lombardi: Words & Wisdom to Motivate, Inspire, and Win
Vince Lombardi Quotes  |


"Although by nature teachers are caring and nurturing souls, those who can put the concerns of the day behind them and recharge their batteries are happier and far more effective than those who take their work home with them and bleed for the job."
Michael Linsin, The Happy Teacher Habits: 11 Habits of the Happiest, Most Effective Teachers on Earth
Happiness  |


"Teaching is a little like weaving a piece of fabric. A weaver must have certain equipment and materials in order to create the desired design and color."
Delia Halverson, 32 Ways to Become a Great Sunday School Teacher
Inspirational Message   |


"A good teacher is a good student first. By repeating his lessons, he acquires excellence."
M. K. Soni
Knowledge   |  


"None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots."
Thurgood Marshall
Funny Quotes about Life   |  


"A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars."
Carl Von Linne
Work   |


I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. Lily Tomlin
"I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework."
Lily Tomlin
Funny   |


"Yep, we can all learn plenty from each other - even those we think don't know as much as we do - if we can just set our egos aside. There's no shortage of lessons. We're all each others' students and teachers."
John Penberthy, To Bee or Not to Bee
Inspirational Books  |


"I have experienced many hurts and pains through various situations in my life. I have come to realize that life can be one of the most ultimate teachers, whether you’re a young girl or a seasoned woman."
Stephanie Williams, Daily Meditation Of Scripture To Bring Faith, Hope, Love, Peace, Forgiveness, and Encouragment
Experience   |


"And yet, being such an unhappy student made me that much more grateful for those teachers who treated me with kindness and respect, or who showed me that I had value."
Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work!
Kindness   |


"The amount of good values that students learn in school depends on how good of a role model their teachers are."
Aidin Safavi, Homeschooling: for Beginners
Example   |


"One way of showing appreciation to your children's teacher is by physically helping out as much as you can in their school."
Fhilcar Faunillan, Smart Parenting: A Complete Guide for Busy Parents
Appreciation   |  


"Good teachers are those who know how little they know. Bad teachers are those who think they know more than they don't know."
R. Verdi
Good   |  


I once had a teacher tell me, Students are taught what to think, but not how to think. Jason Scotts
"I once had a teacher tell me, 'Students are taught what to think, but not how to think.' Fortunately, for me, I went to a high school that focused on teaching students critical thinking skills."
Jason Scotts, Mental Strength and Positive Attitude
Focus   |  


"No one sees a broader picture of healthy and unhealthy families. And no one sees a more long-term picture. Not only do teachers watch a child develop through the course of a year, but often they've taught more than one child from the same family."
Dr. Ray Guarendi, Back to the Family: How to Encourage Traditional Values in Complicated Times
Family   |  


"Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape."
Charles Dickens
Hope   |  


"No matter how much you protest the actions of a teacher or school corporation, if you haven't provided the guidance at home to teach your child right from wrong, someone else has to do it."
Rose Marie Whiteside, As For Me And My House
Home   |  


"When you wrote essays in high school, your teacher taught you to write great topic sentences to start the essay. The same principle applies when you are setting out to communicate about your goal."
Eric Davenport, Communication
Communication   |  


"We honestly believe that people go into teaching because they want to make a difference in students' lives."
Mira Halpert, Mark Halpert, The 3D Learner: Transform Stress to Outrageous Success for Your Child
Making A Difference   |  


We are all teachers in the school of life. Olive Steele
"Life's lessons take a lifetime to learn, that's just how it is in life's classroom. But as we learn, we teach others. We are all teachers in the school of life."
Olive Steele, And When We Pray
Prayer   |  


"Many wise teachers agree that you shouldn't concern yourself with how your wishes come true. You should simply believe that they will come true."
Andreas Boskugel, You can do it!
Wish   |  


"Franklin is also interesting to us because by his life and teachings he has done more than any other American to advance the material prosperity of his countrymen."
Frank Woodworth Pine, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin Quotes   |  


"To change the story of your life, all you have to do is teach this narrator to speak in a new, more positive way."
Colleen Archer, The Power of the Positive - Achieve Fulfillment, Success, and Happiness Using Powerful, Positive Affirmations firmations (p. 54). Empowerment Nation. Kindle Edition.
Change   |  


"We set boundaries because we wish to teach our children how to function in adult life, how to have a healthy relationship with friends, family, and their girlfriend or boyfriend, how to maintain a job they can enjoy, or at least gain a level of satisfaction from, and how to understand right from wrong."
Sara Deedley, Positive Parenting: Build Confidence and Discipline for the Little One you Love and Care About
Positive   |  


From the moment our children step into a classroom . . . it's not who their parents are or how much money they have. It's who their teacher is. President Barack Obama
"From the moment our children step into a classroom, new evidence shows that the single most important factor in determining their achievement today is not the color of their skin or where they come from; it's not who their parents are or how much money they have. It's who their teacher is."
President Barack Obama
Achievement   |  


"The Bible teaches that God treats as a Father those who are his children by faith and this can also involve suffering for corrective purposes – just as happens in an ordinary human family."
Brian Johnston, Overcoming Objections to Christian Faith
God   |  


"My fundamental message is that in today's test-pressured educational environment, teachers can make better instructional decisions - the kinds of decisions that benefit students - by deliberately considering the potential relevance of educational testing at critical decision-making junctures during the instructional process."
W. James Popham, Instruction That Measures Up: Successful Teaching in the Age of Accountability
Decision   |  


"The teacher is assumed to always have the right answers, while the student is just there to absorb the information, as opposed to a coaching relationship where the answers are discovered interactively."
Brian Cagneey, Coaching: How To Influence Your Team With Coaching Skills, Leadership Skills And Coaching Questions
Coaching   |  


A great teacher is someone who knows their subject and knows how to teach it. Gil Bettman
"A great teacher is someone who knows their subject and knows how to teach it."
Gil Bettman
Greatness   |  


"While you can't teach someone to be more talented, you can teach someone to act and write to the best of their ability."
Steven Kaplan, The Hidden Tools of Comedy: The Serious Business of Being Funny
Potential   |  


"God designed the family as the place where children learn and grow. That means that imperfect parents are the teachers."
Scott Turansky, Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes... in You and Your Kids
Attitude   |  

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