The Best Quotes About Teaching

By Saul Mcleod, PhD | published Dec 11, 2021


Passion for Teaching Quotes

Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.
Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
I’ll always choose a teacher with enthusiasm and weak technique over one with brilliant strategies but who is just punching the clock. Why? An enthusiastic teacher can learn technique, but it is almost impossible to light a fire inside the charred heart of a burned-out teacher.

Inspirational Quotes for teachers Appreciation

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.”

Thank You Teacher Messages

  • We’ve never seen your cape or mask, but we see your superpowers every day! Thanks for being a super teacher!
  • To the Best Teacher Ever! Thank you for making a difference! You are appreciated!
  • Your love of learning has drawn me into a whole new universe of exploring ideas!
  • To teach a child to navigate through life is a true teacher’s gift. Thank you for sharing your gifts with me.
  • The school year is ending, but your excitement about learning has changed us forever. I’m so glad you were my teacher! Thank you, Mrs. Jones!

Short Teacher Quotes

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.
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
Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.
I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Student Teacher Relationship

Ideal 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 bridges of their own.
The teacher … must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work.
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth.'
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
If teaching is to be effective with young children, it must assist them to advance on the way to independence. It must initiate them into those kinds of activities which they can perform themselves and which keep them from being a burden to others because of their inabilities. We must help them to learn how to walk without assistance, to run, to go up and down the stairs, to pick up fallen objects, to dress and undress, to wash themselves, to express their needs in a way that is clearly understood, and to attempt to satisfy their desires through their own efforts. All this is part of an education for independence.
About the Author

Saul Mcleod is a qualified psychology teacher with over 17 years' experience of working in further and higher education. He has been published in psychology journals including Clinical Psychology, Social and Personal Relationships and Social Psychology.