150 Best Teacher’s day quotes – Favorite quotes for Teacher’s day

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Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.

I am a teacher. It’s how I define myself. A good teacher isn’t someone who gives the answers out to their kids but is understanding of needs and challenges and gives tools to help other people succeed. That’s the way I see myself, so whatever it is that I will do eventually after politics, it’ll have to do a lot with teaching.

A good teacher who can take the zero pay and help kids develop physically, emotionally, socially, is literally an angel.

A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life, a word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.

Any good teacher knows how important it is to connect with students and understand our culture.

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.

Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.

The funniest memory that I can recall about my school days has to be one incident that involved unfinished homework for numerous days. I didn’t do any of my homework for days and days at a stretch, and kept stalling my teacher that I was extremely unwell and was under heavy medication.

When I go to bed at night, I ask God to give me another day; I ask him to keep me strong and make me a good teacher and to keep spreading this right word.

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.

The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’

There is no employing class, no working class, no farming class. You may pigeonhole a man or woman as a farmer or a worker or a professional man or an employer or even a banker. But the son of the farmer will be a doctor or a worker or even a banker, and his daughter a teacher. The son of a worker will be an employer – or maybe president.

Find a good teacher that will keep the game fun. Work hard and don’t be afraid to have success or disappointment. That is what golf is all about.

The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.

I like a lot of things about yoga – its an intro to good music; with each good teacher you study with, you learn a lot about them personally; it’s not just about specific technique or poses. I also like Shavasana – not too many exercise routines let you nap at the end of them. You don’t see nap pods in CrossFit gyms.

Achievers have an enabling attitude, realism, and a conviction that they themselves were the laboratory of innovation. Their ability to change themselves is central to their success. They have learned to conserve their energy by minimizing the time spent in regret or complaint. Every event is a lesson to them, every person a teacher.

We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.

Teaching is a profession in which capacity building should occur at every stage of the career – novices working with accomplished colleagues, skillful teachers sharing their craft, and opportunities for teacher leadership.

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.

Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten.

I was chubby in high school, I used to go to my information technology class, and I would type really fast to get the lesson done quick because the teacher had a little acoustic guitar, and there was a girl I had a crush on in the class. I would take the guitar and pretend to be some great singer-songwriter, serenade her with joke songs.

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Now, what really makes a teacher is love for the human child; for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

During my eleven years as a New York City public school teacher, I saw firsthand the impact that poverty has on the classroom. In low-income neighborhoods like Sunset Park, where I taught, students as young as five years old enter school affected by the stresses often created by poverty: domestic violence, drug abuse, gang activity.

I’m a good teacher and am great at observation and picking out what’s wrong and fixing it.

A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.

If kids come to us 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.

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.

We’re trying to give the young people something that can help them, and we don’t know exactly what it ought to be.

Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.

Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

I’m not sayin’ I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will.

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.

There is no failure.  Only feedback.

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.

If you are planning for a year, sow rice, if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.

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Death is not the greatest loss. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.

A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.

The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

I am not a teacher, but an awakener.

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Among the many purposes of schooling, four stand out to us as having special moral value: to love and care, to serve, to empower and, of course, to learn.

The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others. This is the basic architecture of a life; the rest is ornamentation and decoration of the structure.

No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness, and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.

The object of teaching a child is to enable him [or her] to get along without his [or her] teacher.

Any genuine teaching will result, if successful, in someone’s knowing how to bring about a better condition of things than existed earlier.

The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community — these are the most vital things education must try to produce.

Education is much more than a matter of imparting the knowledge and skills by which narrow goals are achieved. It is also about opening the child’s eyes to the needs and rights of others.

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is a vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.

Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.

You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.

If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.

In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less.

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.

Remember that failure is an event, not a person.

It may be that when we no longer know which way to go that we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.

Learning is not a spectator sport.

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The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it.

Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.

Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.

There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thought flows in terms of stories–stories about events, stories about people, and stories about intentions and achievements. The best teachers are the best story tellers. We learn in the form of stories.

You can’t direct the wind but you can adjust the sails.

The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.

If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.

The teachers who get “burned out” are not the ones who are constantly learning, which can be exhilarating, but those who feel they must stay in control and ahead of the students at all times.

Bonus: “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

Good teaching must be slow enough so that it is not confusing, and fast enough so that it is not boring.

In an effective classroom, students should not only know what they are doing, they should also know why and how.

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught as that every child should be given the wish to learn.

The need for imagination, as a sense of truth, and as a feeling of responsibility — these are the three forces which are the very nerve of education.

Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.

Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.

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The teacher’s task is to initiate the learning process and then get out of the way.

A teacher affects eternity; he [or she] can never tell where his influence stops.

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.

The greatest use of a life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

Thirty-one chances. Thirty-one futures, our futures. It’s an almost psychotic feeling, believing that part of their lives belongs to me. Everything they become, I also become. And everything about me, they helped to create.

Teachers are people who start things they never see finished, and for which they never get thanks until it is too late.

Teachers, who educate children, deserve more honor than parents, who merely gave them birth; for the latter provided mere life, while the former ensured a good life.

What greater joy can a teacher feel than to witness a child’s success?

The best education is not given to students; it is drawn out of them.

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.

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 which he finds it hard to answer.

It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts…it is to teach them to think, if that is possible, and always to think for themselves.

Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.

A pro is someone who can do great work when he doesn’t feel like it.

Education…is a painful, continual, and difficult work to be done in kindness, by watching, by warning…by praise, but above all, by example.

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.

Teaching is the only major occupation…for which we have not developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the naturals, the ones who somehow know how to teach.

Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.

We can, whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than we need to know in order to do that. Whether or not we do it must finally depend on how we feel about the fact we haven’t so far.

The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.

Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.

Teaching is the perpetual end and office of all things, Teaching, instruction is the main design that shines through the sky and earth.

Teaching is truth mediated by personality.

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The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards; curiosity itself can be vivid and wholesome only in proportion as the mind is contented and happy.

Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.

One of the beauties of teaching is that there is no limit to one’s growth as a teacher, just as there is no knowing beforehand how much your students can learn.

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.

I entered the classroom with the conviction that it was crucial for me and every other student to be an active participant, not a passive consumer…education that connects the will to know with the will to become.

The future of the world is in my classroom today, a future with the potential for good or bad… Several future presidents are learning from me today; so are the great writers of the next decades, and so are all the so-called ordinary people who will make the decisions in a democracy.

No matter what accomplishments you achieve, somebody helped you.

Thirty-one chances. Thirty-one futures, our futures. It’s an almost psychotic feeling, believing that part of their lives belongs to me. Everything they become, I also become. And everything about me, they helped to create.

When the untapped potential of a student meets the liberating art of a teacher, a miracle unfolds.

[Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.

Teaching is the essential profession, the one that makes all professions possible.

The work of a teacher — exhausting, complex, idiosyncratic, never twice the same — is at its heart an ethical enterprise. Teaching is the vocation of vocations.

What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?

Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.

What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?

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.

To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching.

At the desk where I sit, I have learned one great truth. The answer for all our national problems — the answer for all the problems of the world — comes to a single word. That word is education.

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.

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.

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.

We honestly believe that people go into teaching because they want to make a difference in students’ lives.

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.

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.

A great teacher is someone who knows their subject and knows how to teach it.

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