Thursday, 26 December 2013


A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instil a love of learning. - Brad Henry

A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others. - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson. - John Henrik Clarke

A key to growing as a teacher is to keep company mainly with teachers who uplift you, whose presence inspire you and whose dedication drives you. - Robert John Meehan

A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations. - Patricia Neal

A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops. - Henry Adams

A teacher has two jobs; fill young minds with knowledge, yes, but more important, give those minds a compass so that that knowledge doesn't go to waste. - Mr. Holland's Opus

A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils. - Ever Garrison

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. - Thomas Carruthers

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. - Horace Mann

A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn. - Ruth Beechick

A teacher’s purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image. - Unknown

An instructor should exemplify the things he seeks to teach. It will be of great advantage if you yourself can do all you ask of your students and more. - Bruce Lee

An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant ans for the soul of the child. - Carl Gustav Jung

Any teacher that can be replaced by a machine should be! - Arthur C. Clarke

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be versed in ancient lore, and familiarize yourself with the modern; then may you become teachers. - Confucius

Compassionate teachers fill a void left by working parents who aren't able to devote enough attention to their children. Teachers don't just teach; they can be vital personalities who help young people to mature, to understand the world and to understand themselves. A good education consists of much more than useful facts and marketable skills. - Charles Platt

Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and teh good student superior. - Marva Collins

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. - John Lubbock

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. - Solomon Ortiz 

Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that's not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbour. Often times it is a teacher. - Joe Manhin

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

Everyone you meet has something to teach you. - Unknown

Everything that happens to you is your tacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your own life and be taught by it. - Polly B. Berends

First let a man teach himself, and then he will be taught by others. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

For every person who wants to teach there are approximately thirty people who don't want to lean much. - W. C. Stellar

Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more. - Bob Talbert

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. - Albert Einstein

Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning. - Bruce Lee

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. Curriculum is necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. - Carl Jung

Teachers open the door, but you enter by yourself. - Unknown

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

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. - Khalil Gibran

The teacher who transmits his meaning to the understanding of the other person, and impels that individual to action, he is the successful teacher. - Unknown

The teacher, however great, can never give his knowledge to the pupils …although …he can kindle the light if the oil is in the lamp. - Hazrat Inayat Khan

The teachers task is not to implant facts but to place the subject to be learned in front of the learner and, through sympathy, emotion, imagination and patience, to awaken in the learner the restless drive for answers and insights which enlarge the personal life and give it meaning. - Nathan M. Pusey

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see. - Alexandra Trentor

There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just give you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies. - Robert Frost

When you pay attention, everything is your teacher. - Ezra Bayda

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