60+ Quotes About Teaching:

Quotes About Teaching blue bullet point This page contains a large list of quotes about teaching that are ideal to use for educational publications and social media.

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Below you will find 68 quotes about teaching.
There are 12 FREE posters to download on this page.

For your convenience, my list of teaching quotes is in alphabetical order.


On this page, you will find more than 60 Quotes About Teaching. blue bullet point For some of the quotes on this page, I have designed a one page printable poster that you can download for free.

blue bullet point You can print these free posters and display them on a chalkboard, whiteboard, or a bulletin board in your classroom. You may also want to display these inspiring quotes in the staff room at your school.

blue bullet point I will be designing more graphics for these quotes about teaching during the school year and adding them to this page, so please check back here from time to time.




"Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression." ~ Haim Ginott

Quotes About Teaching - Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression. Haim Ginott

Quotes About Teaching: Download a free graphic and poster for this quote below.



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"Children have more need of models than of critics." ~ Joseph Joubert


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"Confidence is contagious.
So is lack of confidence."
~ Vince Lombardi


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"Correction does much, but encouragement does more." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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"Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud." ~ Samuel Butler

Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. Samuel Butler

Quotes About Teaching: Download a free graphic and poster for this quote below.



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"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


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"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." ~ Aristotle

Quotes About Teaching - Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Aristotle

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"Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is." ~ William Glasser


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"Every day that you teach you have two options: be focused, passionate and caring,
or to be focused, passionate and caring."
~ Robert John Meehan


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"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." ~ Albert Einstein


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"Example isn't another way to teach,
it is the only way to teach."
~ Albert Einstein


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"Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him and let him know that you trust him." ~ Booker T. Washington


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"For most of us teaching is not just what earns our paycheck. Teaching is what we were put on earth to do." ~ Robert John Meehan


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"Give me a fish and I eat for a day.
Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime."
~ Chinese Proverb


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"Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted." ~ Vladimir Lenin


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"Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers." ~ Josef Albers

Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.


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"High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation." ~ Jack Kinder


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"If a child can't learn the way we teach,
maybe we should teach the way they learn."
~ Ignacio Estrada


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"I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more." ~ Jonas Salk


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"If we do not plant knowledge when young,
it will give us no shade when we are old."
~ Lord Chesterfield


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"If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow." ~ John Dewey


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"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." ~ Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein Teaching Quote - If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

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"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." ~ Author Unknown


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"I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn." ~ Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein Teaching Quotes - I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.

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"Instead of saying Impossible, let's teach our students to say: I'm Possible!" ~ Heidi McDonald

Quotes About Teaching - Instead of saying Impossible, let's teach our students to say: I'm Possible!

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"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 are gardeners.


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"In the end, we will conserve only that which we love, we will love only that which we understand, and we will understand only that which we are taught." ~ African Conservationist Baba Dioum


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"It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted." ~ Linda Conway


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"It would be better if you begin to teach others only after you yourself have learned something." ~ Albert Einstein


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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou


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"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 of the nation." ~ John F. Kennedy


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"Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


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"Once a child is in my class, I will always refer to him or her as "ONE OF MY KIDS," even after they have graduated and are grown up." ~ Author Unknown

My students are always one of my kids.  Quotes about school teachers.

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"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." ~ Aristotle

Quotes About Teaching - Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle

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"Praise is a powerful people builder.
Catch individuals doing something right."
~ Brian Tracy


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"Praise, like gold and diamonds,
owes its values only to its scarcity."
~ Samuel Johnson


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"Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon." ~ E. M. Forster


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"Take a deep breath, count to ten,
and tackle each task one step at a time."
~ Linda Shalaway


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"Teach a child how to think, not what to think." ~ Sidney Sugarman


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"Teaching does not come from a political mandate ... it comes from the heart." ~ Robert John Meehan


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"Teaching is love made visible." ~ Author Unknown


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"Teaching is a 24 hours / 7 days a week job because teachers never stop caring about their students." ~ Heidi McDonald

Teaching  is a 24 hour job - Quote about teachers


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"Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition." ~ Jacques Barzun


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"Teaching is not a profession; it's a passion." ~ Author Unknown


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"Teaching, is not just a job. It is a human service, and it must be thought of as a mission." ~ Dr. Ralph Tyler


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"Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions." ~ Author Unknown

Quotes About Teaching - Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.

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"Teaching: It's a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together." ~ Author Unknown

Teaching:  It's a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.

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"Teaching kids to count is fine,
but teaching them what counts is best."
~ Bob Talbert

Quotes About Teachers - Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. Bob Talbert

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"Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty." ~ Albert Einstein


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"Technology: Opening minds with a new set of keys." ~ Author Unknown


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"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." ~ Mark Van Doren

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.


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"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." ~ B.B. King

Quotes About Teaching - The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. B.B. King

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"The best part about being a teacher is that it matters. The hardest part about being a teacher is that it matters every day." ~ Todd Whitaker

Quote about the best and hardest thing about being a teacher.

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"The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another." ~ Marva Collins


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"The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves." ~ Joseph Campbell


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"The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires."
~ William Arthur Ward


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"The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher." ~ Elbert Hubbard


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"There are three things to remember when teaching: know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly." ~ Lola May


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"Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another." ~ Napoleon Hill


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"To get your ideas across use small words,
big ideas, and short sentences."
~ John Henry Patterson


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"Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve." ~ Roger Lewiste


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"To teach is to learn twice." ~ Joseph Joubert


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"To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully." ~ Tyron Edwards


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"True teaching is one that not teaches knowledge but stimulates children to gain it." ~ Jill Eggleton


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"We didn't go into teaching to get rich,
but to enrich others."
~ Robert John Meehan

We didn't go into teaching to get rich, but to enrich others.


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"When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become." ~ Louis Pasteur


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"When I look at my students, I see unlimited possibilities!" ~ Heidi McDonald

Quotes About Teaching - Unlimited Possibilities In My Students


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"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


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"You go into teaching because you care about kids." ~ Author Unknown

Quote about teaching kids


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