Your job as a teacher is to inspire your students. But that leaves you asking one important question: Who’s going to inspire you?
Below, we've sourced 30 of the best inspirational quotes for teachers to keep close by when you're having a lackluster day.
Whether you’ve had a tough week, a long semester or just want a little inspiration at 3:00 pm, these 30 quotes are here to help you fall in love with teaching again and remember why you started in the first place.
This is also the perfect response to that infernal, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach” quote.
You’ll always affect someone’s life doing what you do. And, that’s what makes it all worth it.
Teaching emotional awareness, conflict management and social responsibility encourages students to become better human beings.
And you are in charge of that preparation.
Your lessons today can be passed on for generations. You aren’t just teaching your current students, but all of the people they will teach and interact with.
To have the chance to nurture students and enable them to ignite their own flame for learning is an essential aspect of teaching.
You’re required to, on a daily basis, give part of yourself to your students. And that’s a true gift in itself.
Your job isn’t to fill their heads with knowledge; but to spark an interest and desire to learn about a subject.
In every lesson give yourself the opportunity to learn from the class in the same way that they learn from you.
You won’t be there to help them all the time; they need to understand the process of learning for themselves.
Get up, dust yourself off and start again from a fresh perspective.
Awaken the passion that you have for your subject – or learning – in the students in front of you.
Questions lead to: inventions, discoveries, changes in the status quo and everything in between. Help your students to not accept everything they hear, or see, as fact.
Learning new things is certainly exciting and scary at the same time, but should always be encouraged. Because, whether it was a good or a bad experience, a life-lesson lasts forever.
Turn up every day and do what you do best. You’ll be influencing someone better than you ever imagine. You may never see them open the gift, but they will, and there is solace in that.
Learning is a process: there are no winners, only the growth of that student within their own minds.
Give your students food for thought – and opportunities – to learn outside of the classroom. Not everything in life can be found on a sheet of paper.
The act of making a change – to the world, a student or a school – takes no time at all, you just have to take action.
A gallon of coffee can be added to the mix at your own discretion.
Superheroes don’t all wear capes.
If you inspire, ignite and interact with your students’ passions, you’ll leave an impression far beyond the end of the school day.
We all have a teacher we still think about. A teacher who gave us a chance to understand and enjoy a subject. We might have forgotten the lessons, but we’ll never forget the teacher.
You can’t inspire every student. You can only do your best to give them what they need in the time you work together.
Because not all lessons are found on a syllabus.
Whether you’re stuck with a lesson plan, feel like you’ve messed up a class or want to impart the importance of getting things wrong to your students, you’d do well to remember this quote.\
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The classroom isn’t just about math or science or english it’s about the world beyond the walls.
If they aren’t being empowered at home do what you can to empower them at school.
…but finding the ones who care about you is the hardest part of it all. Be that teacher.
Know what you want to achieve. Break it down to its smallest actionable chunk and then go do it.