Top 10 Teacher Quotes of the Day

Time for a bit of inspiration with our Teacher Quotes of the Day! I searched high and low for some of the best quotes for teachers.

As an ESL teacher, I know there are times we need a little motivation to keep going! Let’s look at some of the best ones.

Below are 10 motivational quotes for teachers. Don’t forget to share your favorites! You can find these quotes and more at Brainyquote.

Without further ado, here are some positive words and images for teachers:

1. Learn from Your Students

If You Become a Teacher, by Your Students You'll Be Taught

I’ve learned so much since becoming a teacher, how about you?

Keep improving your teaching style as you continue to inspire and direct others. As well as curating your own lessons, you have many beautiful lessons to learn in this rewarding career.

Help others, be kind, and show others that you care! Teach the students and they will teach you how to be the best version of yourself, if you let them!

2. Everyone Needs to be Educated

Why does Society Feel Responsible for the Education of Children, and Not For The Education of All Adults of Every Age?

I recently read an article that stated that age is a factor that should not determine an individual’s learning ability. In fact, adults can even become native-like English speakers.

Researchers recently found that adults preserve much of the brain plasticity that exists in childhood. There are other potential factors that affect adults learning, such as social and economic factors.

If that’s the case, why should education stop at childhood? Don’t tell me you’ve learned everything already! If you want to read more about this research, click here.

3. Help Others Discover the Answers Within Themselves

We Can't Teach People Anything; We Can Only Help Them Discover it Within Themselves

We are getting very deep now! We can only try to help someone understand a concept.

They have to process new thoughts and learn from it. The answers are already inside them.

Remember learning about the astronomer Galileo Galilei? His great teachings shaped the knowledge of the world!

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4. Incorporating Play in Lessons

It is Paradoxical That Many Educators and Parents Still Differentiate Between a Time for Learning and a Time For Play Without Seeing The Vital Connection Between Them

Do you think you can combine learning and play? ESL teaching is an innovative way to teach others. It combines fun, activities and play to grammar, speaking and listening.

Who would’ve thought that possible?

I used to attend the Gaeltacht in Ireland. These are Irish summer camps that improve your Gaelic fluency. It wasn’t until I went to the Gaeltacht that I developed a love for the Irish language. You know why? Because I associated play with Irish.

I believe that when you can make the lessons interesting, the students can learn and enjoy more.

5. Changing Students Lives

One Good Teacher in a Lifetime May Sometimes Change a Delinquent into a Solid Citizen

You probably greatly influence all your students’ lives, and you don’t even know it! There is the possibility you could save someone or change someone for the better.

Especially a teacher who shapes the attitudes and thoughts of students. You can have a massive impact on an individual’s life! Don’t let that opportunity pass you by!

6. Having a Big Heart

It Takes a Big Heart to Shape Little Minds

Don’t neglect your responsibilities to nurture and care for your students. I believe that if you care about your students, you will be a more dedicated teacher. It will show in your teaching.

Do you care about your students’ development? If so, you are probably a very inspiring teacher who shapes their minds each day! Keep it up!

7. Learning from Mistakes

The Only Real Failure in Life is One Not Learned From

This is not just a teacher’s quote but I decided to leave it in there. We might make mistakes and fail along the way. Don’t let them shape your future. Change now. Now is most important!

Also, never ever shame a student for making a mistake. Encourage them to learn from it and think differently. If you ever insult a student for not knowing the answer or asking a question, it will discourage them from trying again.

Never create that kind of phobia– no one should feel worried about making a mistake. It’s normal human error, and can be improved upon!

8. Teaching is an Important Career

I Think the Teaching Profession Contributes More to the Future of Our Society Than Any Other Single Profession

Did you realise how much you contribute to the future of society? You are preparing the next generation to take on the world!

That is a great responsibility and one you should take seriously. You can make a big impact– are you going to teach your students to be resilient? To take action? To take care of the planet? What should they really care about?

You can teach them much more than the lesson material. You can teach them how to be better citizens!

9. Making a Difference in the Classroom

It's The Teacher That Makes The Difference Not the Classroom

You could have all the latest tech and fancy material to teach a classroom of fifty students. The reality is that the best projector and lesson plan will not make a difference. The teacher makes a difference.

The teacher ties everything together. Having a good teacher is much more important than going to the best school and having a mediocre teacher.

10. Being a Role Model

Be The Person You Needed When You Were Younger

We know the importance of having others support us. I think this can extend to the roles of the teachers.

You see your students for a good proportion of the day. If you felt there was something wrong, would you reach out?

Mental health is a big issue nowadays and something we need to talk about. It is ok not to feel ok.

When you are a teacher, you may feel like you play the role of a parent, counselor, and coach all at once. Boy, you really are a super teacher!

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I hope we could shed some light on how you are an incredible teacher! Take these quotes with you, share them and exemplify them!

You really can be a light in this world; remember your duties! You are making a difference every single day. I hope these quotes help you develop your passion for teaching.

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Caitriona Maria is an education writer and founder of TPR Teaching, crafting inspiring pieces that promote the importance of developing new skills. For 7 years, she has been committed to providing students with the best learning opportunities possible, both domestically and abroad. Dedicated to unlocking students' potential, Caitriona has taught English in several countries and continues to explore new cultures through her travels.

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