Inspirational Teacher Quotes

Inspirational Teacher Quotes by Maria Montessori, Jim Rohn, Horace Mann, Haim Ginott, Frederick William Robertson, Sasha Azevedo and many others.

The children are now working as if I did not exist.
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.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
The true aim of every one who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions,but to kindle minds.
We can teach from our experience, but we cannot teach experience.
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.
Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day‘s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Seldom was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds.
Education is the best provision for old age.
There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.
Education, you know, means broadening, advancing; and if you limit a teacher to only one side of anything, the whole country will eventually have only one thought, be one individual. I believe in teaching every aspect of every problem or theory.
John T. Scopes
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.
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 be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
There are three things to remember when teaching: know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly.
Lola J. May
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 fill it with the accumulation of others.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
Sidney Sugarman
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
The single most important thing in a child’s performance is the quality of the teacher. Making sure a child spends the maximum amount of time with inspirational teachers is the most important thing.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
You teach best what you most need to learn.
What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.
To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.
Modern cynics and skeptics… see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.
Learning is finding out what you 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, teachers.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
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.
If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.
What can educators do to foster real intelligence?.. .We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation, and wildness.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Don’t try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.
Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment; it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Teacher who make Physics boring are criminals
Walter Lewin
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
I’m a teacher still, but with a much larger classroom.
True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.
Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
A teacher’s job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded.
Darwin D. Martin
I did an A Level in Theatre Studies and had a really inspirational teacher, and then I just went on to university.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves
The best teachers are the best storytellers.