Best quotes on teaching

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Quotes are a thing that many people tend to degrade on social media, and following or taking other people’s quotes as something worth listening to, is usually underappreciated. This is because people think we all have our own unique set of problems to wrestle with. However, every job is tough, and teaching can make you feel like you want to quit the very next day. Reading these quotes won’t be a permanent fix to that, but i hope something clicks when you read through. Enjoy.

  1. “The best teachers are the ones that change their minds” Terry Heick
  2. “I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think” Socrates
  3. “Those who know do, those who understand teach” Aristotle
  4. “Teachers teach someone something, in that order” Samuel Natale
  5. “I cannot be a teacher without exposing who I am” Paulo Freire
  6. “Your job is not to drag the world kicking and screaming into new awareness. Your job is to simply do your work… sacredly, silently…and those with eyes to see and ears to hear will respond” The Arturians
  7. “The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence” Amos Bronson Alcott
  8. “In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else” Lee Lacocca
  9. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William Arthur Ward
  10. “Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire” W.B Yeats
  11. “Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition”  Jacques Barzun
  12. “A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary” Thomas Carruthers
  13. “I’m not a teacher, but an awakener.” Robert Frost
  14. “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions under which they can learn” Albert Einstein
  15. “Teaching is the highest form of understanding” Aristotle
  16. “When one teaches, two learn” Robert Heinlein
  17. “A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops” Henry Adams
  18. “A good teacher is like a candle; It consumes itself to light the way for others” Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
  19. “Proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you the sensation which tells you this is something you have always known” Frank Herbert.
  20. “A great teacher can teach calculus with a paper clip and literature in an empty field. Technology is just another tool, not a destination.” Unknown
  21. “You cannot teach a crab to walk straight” Aristophanes
  22. “Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions” Unknown
  23. “A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron” Horace Mann
  24. “Good teaching is ¼ preparation, and ¾ theatre” Gail Goldwin
  25. “Your worst enemy is your best teacher” Buddha
  26. “The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves” Joseph Campbell
  27. “All teachings are mere references. The true reference is living your own life” Ming Dao Deng
  28. “To know what to suggest is the art of teaching” Henri Frederic Amiel
  29. “Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself” Paul Coelho
  30. “I would teach how science works as much as I would teach what science knows” Neil Degrasse Tyson

Final thoughts;

While you have lots of challenges that come your way, there are thousands of people that have been there before you, and it’s the way you get up after a fall, that determines how strong you are.

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