January 31st, 2020

24 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers

Teaching is hard work! With ever-changing technology and demands on your time, we know it can be hard to make it through the day.

Our business at GradeCam is making teachers’ lives easier. We mainly do it by saving you time grading, but we’re always looking for little ways to boost teacher morale.

We published our first collection of 30 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers over a year ago. The post has been so popular, we worked to find 24 more sources of inspiration to keep you going through your day.

Feel free to share on your social media accounts or send them to fellow teachers.


24 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers

I favor weapons of mass instruction.– Michael Ray Smith

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

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

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

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

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. – Alice Wellington Rollins

Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is. – William Glasser

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

Teaching is the greatest act of optimism. – Colleen Wilcox

A teacher is a person who never says anything once. – Howard Nemerov

When the untapped potential of a student meets the liberating art of a teacher, a miracle unfolds. – Mary Hatwood Futrell

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

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

There is no recipe to be a great teacher, that’s what is unique about them. – Robert Sternberg

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

Those who know, do. Those who understand, teach. – Aristotle

The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot. – Audre Lorde

When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style. – William Glasser

The greatest teacher, failure is. – Yoda

Teach a little over people’s heads so they will reach up and grab it. – Mortimer Adler

The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration, our growth is limited to our own perspectives. – Robert John Meehan

Teaching has been for me an education (Lord knows what it has been for my students). – Howard Nemerov

I have bemoaned people who say they feel old, but I now realize it is perfectly possible for anyone to feel old. All they need to do is become a teacher. – Matt Haig, How to Stop Time

Ask yourself: ‘Do I feel the need to laminate?’ Then teaching is for you. – Gordon Korman

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