Quotes for Teachers

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As a teacher, I often encourage students with motivational speeches and quotes. But what motivates the teachers? Teachers gain inspiration when they see their students' progress.

Amos Bronson Alcott
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.

Maria Montessori
We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.

Anatole France
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.



Galileo
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.

Donald Norman
So what does a good teacher do? Create tension - but just the right amount.

Bob Talbert
Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.

Daniel J. Boorstin
Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

B. F. Skinner
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.

William Butler Yeats
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

Wendy Kaminer
Only people who die very young learn all they really need to know in kindergarten.