10 Inspirational Teaching Quotes To Remind You Why You Chose To Teach

10 Inspirational Teaching Quotes To Remind You Why You Chose To Teach

At some point in your teaching career, when you’re knee-deep in marking and exhausted from the demands of the job – you’ll question whether it’s worth it. You feel doubtful, heavy and frustrated. Feelings of dread and dejection shroud your once crystal clear calling to teach. It’s normal to feel this way and all is not lost. Teachers are real-life superheroes. You have to remind yourself of why you chose to teach and the immeasurable difference you are making. Beyond explores 10 inspirational teaching quotes to remind you why you chose to teach!

We love good inspirational teaching quotes at Beyond. We’ve selected some of the most uplifting, motivating and inspirational teaching quotes to help remind you of your impact. Shame that people in the olden days felt the need to use male pronouns all the time, but let’s reclaim these ideas for each and every teacher out there (swap out “he” and “his” for the most relevant pronoun to you). Dust off the dread and remember why you chose to transform the world through teaching.

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

You unlock doors your pupils didn’t even know existed. You awaken them to see the marvels they were unable to see in themselves.

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

We all can remember at least one of our teachers and our pupils will be no different. They’ll carry what we taught them forever, our influence never stops.

3. “Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.” – Sidney Hook

Teaching is more than the subject, we are dynamic teachers of life too

4. “Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.” – A. Bartlett Giamatt

Passion is the drive. The passion to teach, the passion to give, the passion to inspire.

5. “If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.”- Jim Rohn

“Knowledge is power” is not a famous quote for nothing. Educating young people can be a game changer in their lives – teachers are the moderators.

6. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”

Education is more than getting the top grades, it’s nurturing and cultivating the confidence of young people. Teachers give hope when things feel hopeless.

7. “Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” – Joyce Meyer

Teachers change the lives of so many just by following their passion. Don’t ever forget your impact.

8. “The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.” – Dan Rather

Teachers change the lives of so many just by following their passion. Don’t ever forget your impact.

9. “Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” – Rita Pierson

There is nothing like having a firm, unshakable, immovable support system. That solid foundation makes leaping over life’s challenges easy.

10. “You can teach a student a lesson for a day, but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” – Clay P. Bedford

The biggest gift we give to our pupils is teaching them how to think critically. Thinking surpasses Shakespeare, subtraction and symbols on a periodic table. Critical thinking creates curious, logical, problem-solving young people who will go force and change the world. Teachers are powerful!

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