Teaching does get easier with more experience and technology, but teachers of all levels need a little extra inspiration when the alarm clock rings on Monday morning. It’s called #MondayMotivation and we’ve compiled 30 inspirational quotes for teachers. We hope these add a little pep to your step today – or any day of the week!
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30 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers
Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.
– Bob Talbert
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
– Benjamin Franklin
Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.
– Anatole France
Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
– Scott Hayden
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
– Malcolm X
I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
– Robert Frost
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
– Mark Van Doren
To teach is to learn twice over.
– Joseph Joubert
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
– Henry B. Adams
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
– William Butler Yates
They may forget what you said but they will not forget how you made them feel.
– Carl Buechner
All students can learn and succeed, but not in the same way and not in the same day.
– William G. Spady
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
– Lily Tomlin
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids to work together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
– Bill Gates
It’s the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom.
– Michael Morpurgo
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.
– Gail Goldwin
Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.
– Sidney Hook
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
– C. S. Lewis
I touch the future. I teach.
– Christa McAuliffe
I am a teacher born and bred, and I believe in the advocacy of teachers. It’s a calling. We want our students to feel impassioned and empowered.
– Erin Gruwell
Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.
– A. Bartlett Giamatti
If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes.
– Guy Kawasaki
The duties of a teacher are neither few nor small, but they elevate the mind and give energy to the character.
– Dorothea Dix
To this end, the greatest asset of a school is the personality of the teacher.
– John Strachan
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
– Sydney J. Harris
In education, technology can be a life-changer, a game changer, for kids who are both in school and out of school.
– Queen Rania of Jordan
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
– Joseph Addison
Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.
Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.
– Japanese Proverb
Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.
– Joyce Meyer