56 Teacher Quotes
Consider these teacher quotes to help you remember what it is to be a good teacher. If you're like me, you'll have had a special or favorite teacher at school, someone you remember and think of most fondly? Teachers influence and change lives by sharing their knowledge and experiences. A teacher inspires us to be the best that we can be.
Good teachers are special people in our lives and motivate us all our lives.
What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something,
but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to
discover what she already knows.
A teacher is never a giver of truth - he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. A good teacher is merely a catalyst.
"A teacher is one who helps others and influences lives forever."
Quotes About Helping Others
"As a general rule, teachers teach more by what they are than by
what they say."
Each of my teachers made a great impression on me,
but a few in particular touched my mind and changed my life.
Richard Nixon , RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon
Words of Encouragement
Planning is very important to legendary teaching. Itís been said that when we fail to plan, we are indirectly planning to fail.
Hal Elrod And Others,The Morning Miracle For Teachers
A great student is what the teacher hopes to be.
Wookiee Hunt - Star War Quotes
When we extend the formal meditation practice into everyday living, life itself becomes our best mindfulness teacher. It also provides the perfect curriculum for healing, starting from exactly where you already are.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, The Healing Power Of Mindfulness
"I like a teacher who gives you something to take home
to think about besides homework."
Sweeping children along with activities / silliness / distraction to make happier, more effective classrooms, is one of the best bits of teaching. Sharing those activities and getting ideas back, made it even better.
Sally Russell, Happy Little Activities
"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."
"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
"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
The man or woman who can make hard things easy is the educator.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
....the best teachers educate young people for life, not school.
Ira Socol,Timeless Learning
"Teaching our kids to become intelligent citizens is one of life's most
Steve Fadie, Words to the Rescue 2
Inspirational Quotes about Life
Highly effective teachers are worth their weight in diamonds
because that's what they are.
They sparkle, dazzle, and amaze us with their artistry.
James L. Casale, Wise Up and Be the Solution
"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
"When teaching, light a fire, don't fill a bucket."
Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.
Henry Brooks Adams
"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.
"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
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
"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
"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
"Teaching is a profession where you treat each child as
you would treat your own - you teach them with their best interest in mind."
"All teachers teach history to those who will make history."
Greg Henry Quinn
The difference between more effective teachers and their less effective
colleagues is not what they know. It is what they do.
Todd Whitaker, What Great Teachers Do Differently
The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can
ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions
he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.
Alice Wellington Rollins
Quote of the Day
"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
Teaching is a moral act founded on an ethic of care. Teaching is an act of inquiry and reflection.
"A teacher is better than two books."
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
William Arthur Ward
William Arthur Ward Poems
"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."
Funny Quotes about Life
"A good teacher is a good student first. By repeating his lessons,
he acquires excellence."
M. K. Soni
"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
Those who are entrusted with teaching and coaching our children
need to understand just how much impact they have on their students.
That impact can be positive or negative
Nola Peacock, Honouring Our Kids
"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
"Teaching is the achievement of shared meaning."
D. B. Gowin
"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
"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
"Good teachers are those who know how little they know.
Bad teachers are those who think they know more than they don't know."
"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
"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
"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
Make A Difference
"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
"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
"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
"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
"A great teacher is someone who knows their subject and knows how
to teach it."
"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
"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
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression
Teachers, like doctors, do not have to search for meaning in their work.
That's one of the best parts of the job: We know that what we do matters,
and having a purpose in life is related to higher levels of happiness.
Paul Murphy, Happy Teacher
... teachers need to ask fewer questions. They also need to answer fewer
questions, and the questions they do ask must move
beyond "When did Christopher Columbus sail the ocean blue?" to
"Why did he sail?" and "Where would the world be today, if he hadn't
made the journey?"
Starr Sackstein, The Power of Questioning
Students don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
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