To teachers everywhere. You have heard it a thousand times:"It takes a village to raise a kid." Children need years of favorable influence from several adults to reach their full potential. Teachers are a substantial portion of that positive influence. Teachers leave a lifelong effect on children, and in many cases even spend more time with kids then their parents.
You are their guiding North star, the educator that is shaping this planet's future. However, when you're up to your neck in papers to grade, and the espresso just ai not helping as it used to, it can be tough to see the forest for the trees. Here are a few powerful motivational quotes to help you see the beauty of your work. Keep your focus on the bigger picture and remember why you chose this in the first place. Feel free to split the images if you prefer.
"Teachers who are crazy enough to think they can change the world usually do." - Author unknown
The future is in your hands today. The world gets better because of your impact.
"Every child is one caring adult from being a success story." - Josh Shipp
Imagine what type of planet we would have if every child had someone to help them reach their untapped potential.
"Our job is to teach the students we have. Not the ones we would love to have. Those we have at this time. All of them."
Ok so not all humans are created equal, but they all have the potential to do amazing things.
The miracle is this: they frequently do." - Haim Ginott
You're a superhero with no cape.
"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education whatsoever." - Aristotle
It looks like almost a no brainer, but we should always enforce kindness as much as punctuation.
"One kid, one teacher, one book, one pencil can change the world."
"You might not find the fruit of today's work but you've seeded a life of knowledge."
Never take for granted the little things you teach, they could impact a child for years to come. My fourth grade teacher advised me to question what I do, 20 years later I still live by this and it has made me a wiser person
"There is no greater reward than working from your heart, and making a difference in the world." - Carlos Santana
Teachers who teach from the heart stay with people forever. Thank you!
"Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions."
Nobody would be here reading this right now without an remarkable teacher like you. From learning how to read to doing heart surgery, all is possible due to a teacher!
"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce themfor these only gave them life, those the art of living well." --Aristotle
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More Powerful Teacher Quotes We Love
"I'm indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well."
- Frederick Douglass
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." - Henry Adams
"The most beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you." - BB King
"We teachers are rather good at magic, you know." - J.K. Rowling
Those who would not have anything to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers." - Author unknown
"The mediocre teacher tells, the good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates, the great teacher inspires."
"What is done to children, they will do to society." - Karl Menninger
"Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army." - Edward Everett
"There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that's by making the other person want to do it." - Dale Carnegie
- Victor Hugo
"A good teacher is a doctor who heals ignorance and an artist that inspires creativity" - Author unknown
"What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation." - Marcus Tullius Cicero
"If someone is going down the wrong road, he does not need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around." - Jim Rohn
"The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions." - Claude Levi-Strauss
"Poor is the pupil who doesn't surpass his master." - Leonardo da Vinci
"Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another." - Gilbert K. Chesterton
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butlet Yeats
"The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward
"Teachers who inspire know that teaching is like cultivating a garden, and those who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers." - Author unknown
"A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it isn't open." - Frank Zappa
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert Einstein
"I will venture to maintain that in which the instructor is not pleasing to the pupil, there isn't any education." - Xenophon
"Students do not care how much you know until they know how much your care" - Anonymous
"Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace." - Confucius
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn" - Benjamin Franklin
"The more you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you'll go" - Dr.Seuss
"It takes a big heart to help shape small minds." - Unknown
"Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow." - Plato
"I never teach my pupils. I only try to provide the conditions in which they can learn." - Albert Einstein
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison