Teaching is not an easy job. Being a teacher can be exhausting and mind-boggling. However, at the end of the day, the joy of having shared your knowledge and being able to touch at least one kid’s life surpasses all the hurdles that the job poses.
Teachers play several roles like a motivator, influencer, parent, and more. While taking up so many responsibilities and acing so many roles, they forget to appreciate themselves. More often than not, teachers are not appreciated for their work and the effort they put in. If you are a teacher who feels underappreciated and feels that your work is going unnoticed, this blog is for you. This is a compilation of ten amazing quotes on teaching, teachers, and the importance of teachers.
These quotes imbibe the essence of teaching and as mentioned above, the importance of teachers. Without further ado, let’s take a look at these inspiring quotes for teachers.
10 Amazing Quotes on Teachers
1.In an effective classroom, students should not only know what they are doing, but they should also know why and how.- Harry Wong
A very thoughtful quote indeed. This emphasizes the importance of practical learning. It also focuses on the ‘how’ of teaching. The inquisitiveness of students must always be nurtured. This is what will make them great learners and a teacher who understands the importance of curiosity is an exemplary teacher.
2.Good teaching must be slow enough so that it is not confusing, and fast enough so that it is not boring.- Sydney J. Harris
This is a quote that talks about how a classroom should be. A great teacher is a lot of things and they know exactly how to capture the attention of their students. Teaching is not about reading through the textbook or finishing the syllabus on time. The children should be able to understand what the concept is and put it into practice effectively. This quote talks throws light on what a class should be like.
- Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.
– Bob Talbert
Yet another beautiful quote on teaching. This talks about the nature of teaching. Similar to the ones that we discussed before, this says that education is not always about the curriculum and subject knowledge. Teachers must be able to inculcate values and life skills. That is when a good teacher becomes great.
- Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
– Benjamin Franklin
This famous saying by Benjamin Franklin puts forth the idea of involving students in the teaching process. Teaching is not merely talking or presenting. It is a lot more than that. To ensure that students learn, teachers have to employ various teaching methods, motivate students, and likewise.
5.“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”—ROBERT FROST
Robert Forst, one of the greatest poets ever, said that he is not a teacher but an awakener and that speaks volumes about what a teacher should be. Teaching is a lot like awakening. It taps the ideas and views of students and asks them to explore more.
- “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”―MALALA YOUSAFZAI
This quote is about education and the importance of education. The importance of education cannot be sidelined. The weight that quality education carries is huge and good education helps to create a quality life and future. It also helps to change the world and set it in the right direction.
7.“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius
Yet another quote on education and the scope of education. It helps to create an independent generation and this future generation is an asset to the world. It is this generation that is going to run the world in the future. The hope for a great tomorrow starts today and it can be made into reality by assuring quality education for all.
8.“A great teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.” – Unknown
The impact that a great teacher has on students cannot be put into words. This simple yet meaningful quote brings to light what teachers do and how much they influence young minds.
- The influence of a good teacher can never be erased
A quote that is similar to the one above. You never know how much a teacher affects their students and the amount of influence they have on their students. Teachers shape the future generation and play a pivotal role in character development. With online teaching and online teaching apps, students now have access to the best teachers across the globe.
- 100 years from now it won’t matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank, nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child. – Forest Witcraft
This is a beautiful saying. The important thing, as teachers, is not how much you earned, but the knowledge that you made a change in a child’s life. Teachers have the beautiful opportunity to open the doors for young children. To nurture their creativity and encourage their talent. That is the most important thing that a teacher can do!
I am eternally grateful to all the teachers who taught me and stood by me. The impact of a great teacher can never be erased and if you ever feel as though you are not heard enough, this is a huge shout-out to all those teachers. You are doing great, you are on the right track, ha[ppy teaching!