21 Handpicked Quotes To Inspire Teachers

Education is about building the future and there are a few people who spend their lives to make this happen. They consume themselves to light the way for others. They are popularly known as “Teachers” and to dedicate this post to them we have handpicked 21 powerful and inspiring quotes and converted the collection into a single post which can be used as a daily dose of inspiration for all educators.

  1. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires – William Arthur Ward
  2. A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child – Forest Witcraft
  3. The true aim of every one who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds – F. W. Robertson
  4. The greatest sign of a success for a teacher is to be able to say, The children are now working as if I did not exist – Maria Montessori
  5. Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care – Anonymous
  6. Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives – Andy Rooney
  7. The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate ‘apparently ordinary’ people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people – K. Patricia Cross
  8. Teachers don’t impact for a year, but for a lifetime – Anonymous
  9. The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery – Mark Van Doren
  10. Effective teachers don’t cover the curriculum, they uncover it – Ann Parker
  11. Technology won’t replace teachers but teachers who use technology will probably replace teachers who do not – Anonymous
  12. It is what teachers think, what teachers do, and what teachers are at the level of the classroom that ultimately shapes the kind of learning that young people get – Anonymous
  13. The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book – Anonymous
  14. Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning - Robert John Meehan
  15. A good teacher is like a candle: it consumes itself to light the way for others – Anonymous
  16. The man (or woman) who can make hard things easy is the educator – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. 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
  18. Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions – Anonymous
  19. Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best – Bob Talbert
  20. If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn – Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Estrada
  21. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge – Albert Einstein

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  • Tineke Giddy

    Everyone needs a little inspiration from time to time.
    Thank you for taking the time to compile this list.