May this page give you inspiration as you go through your teaching career.

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” ~ Robert Frost


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  • To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler – and less trouble. – Mark Twain
  • The test of a good teacher is not how many questions they can ask their pupils that they will answer readily but how many questions they can inspire them to ask which they (teacher) finds hard to answer. – Alice Wellington Rollins
  • Any subject can be taught effectively in some intellectually honest way to any child at any stage of development. – Jerome Bruner
  • What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul. – Joseph Addison
  • Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. – William Butler Yeats
  • There is no failure.  Only feedback. – Robert Allen
  • It takes a big heart to help shape little minds. – Unknown
  • If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. – Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Estrada
  • We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master. – Maria Montessori
  • To teach is to learn twice. – Joseph Joubert
  • 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
  • Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. – T. H. Huxley
  • There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent. – Michel de Montaigne
  • There is nothing new under the sun, but there are a lot of old things we don’t know. – Ambrose Bierce
  • We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.. –  Thomas Edison
  • To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step towards knowledge. –  Benjamin Disraeli 
  • An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin
  • The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. – Aristotle
  • The most important thing in Education is values. – C. S. Lewis (adapted)
  • Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. – Anthony J. D’Angelo
  • Upon the subject of education … I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. – Abraham Lincoln
  • Nine-tenths of education is encouragement. – Anatole France
  • We can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown. – Claude Bernard
  • Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. ― Aristotle    
  • Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.  –  Og Mandino.
  • He who opens a school door, closes a prison.―  Victor Hugo
  • Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. – Marian Wright Edelman 
  • All men by nature desire to know. -Aristotle
  • Wisdom…. comes not from age, but from education and learning.” ―  Anton Chekhov
  • Education is a continual process, it’s like a bicycle… If you don’t pedal you don’t go forward. – George Weah
  • Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn
  • The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know. – Michel Legrand 
  • All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind. –  Martin Fisher
  • Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. –  Chinese Proverb
  • We learn from failure, not from success! – Bram Stoker
  • A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. – Thomas Carruthers
  • The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. –  Leonardo da Vinci
  • Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities – that’s training or instruction – but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed. – Thomas Moore
  • Education should light a fire within us to improve us and help our world.– Sarah Josepf


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