The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and
The best that the great teachers can do for us is to help us to discover what is
already present in ourselves.
In teaching others we teach ourselves.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
-William Arthur Ward
A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.
They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.
A teacher affects eternity, he can never tell where his influence stops.
-Henry Brooke Adams
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.
A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
And then there are famous quotes about not so good teachers......
Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
-John F. Kennedy
And then there are quotes that are just downright funny............
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
As long as teachers give tests, there will be prayer in schools.
Do you remember your favorite teacher? What makes him or her stand out in your mind?