Teaching is really hard.
Sometimes every teacher needs to read an inspirational quote or a motivational saying to get through the day. Reading sage advice from wise teachers who have come before you is a great way to put your job in perspective.
This list of 10 teacher quotes is a short list of quotations designed to give you a little boost and remind you of why you teach.
Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.
What an important quote! Teachers have a very important job – they are shaping young minds!
Of course this should ultimately be the family’s job, but so many of our young people come from difficult or shattered family situations that our society is relying more and more on teachers to pick up the pieces.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
So many students learn by DOING!
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
Teachers can sometimes get caught up too much in information. Someone truly educated is intellectually curious – they aren’t just filled with lists of facts.
What a teacher is is more important than what they teach.
Lead by EXAMPLE! Be the type of person you want your students to become.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
It doesn’t help to jam information down a student’s throat. They remember it better when they uncover it on their own!
Teaching is the profession that creates all other professions.
I know that these days teachers can often feel more like surrogate parents than educators.
I hope that our world can come together to find a way to help teachers rediscover their true purpose – educating the population. Not babysitting it.
Teach like a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.
I would add one more thing. You also need the tough exterior of a pineapple. Teaching is really difficult! You have to deal with a lot!
No one should teach who is not in love with teaching.
This is so true! If you’re not in love with your profession, it’s going to drive you crazy! If you don’t like what you’re doing – find something else to. We all know that the salary is not what’s keeping you there. ; )
90% of education is encouragement.
Not everyone will learn everything you want them to. But the only way they will learn anything is if they feel encouraged from their teacher!
Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant.
This is a very important thing all teachers have in common. All of the amazing things that humans have done have been because of teamwork. Even the work of the most brilliant people on Earth requires other people to carry it forward.