Tuesday, May 8, 2012

17 Inspirational Teacher Quotes

National Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7 -11 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. In honor of all the dedicated and hardworking teachers here are a few inspirational quotes. Enjoy!

1.      “I touch the future. I teach.” Christa McAuliffe
2.      “A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.” Horace Mann
3.      “The art of teaching is the act of assisting discovery.” Mark Van Doren
4.      “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William Arthur Ward

5.      “If I can put one thought of rosy sunset into the life of any man, woman or child. I shall feel that I have worked with God.” George MacDonald
6.      “A teacher affects eternity; no one can tell where his influence stops.” Henry Adams
7.      “What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” Karl Menniger
8.      “The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinion, but to kindle minds.” Frederick W. Robertson
9.      “The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their live.” Robert Maynard Hutchins
10.  “The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
11.  “Teaching that impacts is not head to head, but heart to heart.” Howard G. Hendricks
12.  “I do not teach children, I give them joy.” Isadora Duncan
13.  “Theories and goals of education don’t matter a whit if you don’t consider your students to be human beings.” Lou Ann Walker
14.  “To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music.” H.F. Amiel
15.  “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
16.  “Teach the young people how to think, not what to think.” Sidney Sugarman
17.  “The greatest sign of success for a teacher…is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.” Maria Montessori

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