Inspirational Quotes: For Teachers, Students … And Parents

Continuing our theme “For Teachers, Students … and Parents,” here is a list of quotes I received from the Teachers website, SimpleK12.

I’m asked why I don’t write more about the “Teacher” part of my persona, and I will try to do more sharing of that part of my life in the future …

So, here’s just a glimpse: I worked over at school today, in order to not have to go in this weekend … either day … I would not have been able to finish today, had not a dear friend and co-worker also stayed over to help me … When I left the school, only one teacher was still in the building … After completing my home improvement project I planned for tonight, I am rushing to meet the deadline of getting this posted by midnight … I still have “stuff” to do tonight, and the reason I “busted it” today, was so I would not have to work at school tomorrow, Saturday, because I have seven (yes, seven) different webinars I will be participating in, on Saturday, beginning early Saturday morning … my last webinar is scheduled to end at 4:30 … so, I’ll still be able to watch football!!!

Anyway, that’s a brief glimpse of what it’s like … without the business, writing projects and obligations, etc. Please enjoy the quotes, and, have a blessed weekend.

When you get the chance, at every opportunity, please pray for our teachers!

 Inspirational Teacher Quotes

 “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.”
— Goethe

“Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.”
— Confucius

 “Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.”
— Richard Bach

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
— Helen Keller

 “A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.”
— Horace Mann

 “The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of  others.”
— Tyron Edwards

 “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

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
— Benjamin Franklin

 “It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.”
–Linda Conway

 “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
— Albert Einstein

 “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.”
— Rachel Carlson

 “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.”— William Butler Yeats

 “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.”
— Mary Kay Ash

 “We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.”
— Malcolm Gladwell

 “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

 “Don’t follow your dreams; chase them.”
— Richard Dumb

“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.”
— Helen Keller

 “You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
— Anonymous

“The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have.”
— Leonard Nimoy

 “The purpose of life is not to be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.”
— Leo Rosten

“Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.”
— David McCullough

 “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”
— Derek Bok

 “Dreams don’t work unless you do.”
— John C. Maxwell

 “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”
— Sydney J. Harris

 “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

 “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.”
— John Cotton Dana

 “Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.”
— Laura Frith

 “If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.”
— Jim Rohn

 “Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.”
— Julia H. Gulliver

 “Seek first to understand and then to be understood.”
— Steven Covey

 “The secret of education lies in respecting the student.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson

 “Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.”
— Scott Hayden

 “Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

 “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
— Henry Ford

 “As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.”
— Charles Morgan

 “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”
— Scott Hamilton

 “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
— Winston Churchill

 “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”
— Albert Einstein

“Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.”
— Jim Henson

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”
— Phil Collins

 “Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.”
— Jacques Barzun

 “An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.”
— Brian Tracy

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

 “Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.”
— Paulo Coelho

 “In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.”
— Lee Iacocca

 “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
— Alvin Toffler

 “Live as if you were to die tomorrow; Learn as if you were to live forever.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

 “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

 “Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.”
— Albert Einstein

 “If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn’t you will find an excuse.”
— Unknown

 “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
— Henry Ford

 “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

 “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”— William Arthur Ward

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”
— John Dewey

 Here is a direct link to Simple K12: The Teacher Learning Community
simple k12




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