Who Is a Good Teacher? 12 Quotes for Teacher's Day

Spread Joy With These Happy Teacher's Day Quotes

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A good teacher plays the role of an educator, guide, inspirational guru, and a friend. While gently nudging the 'slow learners' to climb the steep learning curve, they engage with the 'bright minds' to delve deeper into concepts and thereby meet their need to be ahead of others.

Teachers tap the fertile mind of young children and plant the seed of curiosity in them. This inculcates the values of self-learning, exploration, and philosophical inquiry.

Many young children take the spark of imagination to unimaginable heights. Little origami enthusiasts grow up to become engineers of cutting-edge technology. Kids suffering from dyslexia grow up and became famous surgeons.

You Owe Your Success to Your Teachers

All that you have achieved in life is because of teachers. Here are some Happy Teacher's Day quotes to celebrate the best teachers in our lives. Teacher's Day is celebrated on the Tuesday of the first full week of May in the U.S. and on October 5 in Canada and over 100 other countries.

Dan Rather

"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."

Henry Brooks Adams

"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."

Robert Brault

"The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity."

Cicero

"The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn."

Jacques Barzun

"In teaching, you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years."

Helen Caldicott

"Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth."

Albert Einstein

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."

Nikos Kazantzakis

"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."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form."

Ken Blanchard

"Your role as a leader is even more important than you might imagine. You have the power to help people become winners."

William Butler Yeats

"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire."

Forest Witcraft

"A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank, but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child."

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