Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

In honor of your valuable and dedicated service to our students, we have listed a few quotes about our profession below.  Please feel free to add some of your own…

“Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.”

“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.”
John F. Kennedy

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.”

“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well”
Alexander the Great

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
Henry Adams

“Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.”
Helen Peters

“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.”
Robert M. Hutchins

“The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
William A. Ward

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”
Carl Jung

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.”
Lilly Tomlin

“Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.”
James A. Garfield

“In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.”
Jacques Barzun

“Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award.”
William Prince

“A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though awakens your own expectations.”
Patricia Neal

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”
Mark van Doren

“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.”
Dan Rather

“The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.”
Marva Collins

“To teach is to learn twice.”
Joseph Joubert

“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.”
John C. Dana

“A good teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.”
Thomas Carruthers

”Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher.”

“A good teacher is like a candle: it consumes itself to light the way for others.”

“A teacher’s purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.”

“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.”
Josef Albers


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