10 Quotes to Inspire and Encourage Teachers



  1. Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference. ~ John Wooden
  2. Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children. ~ Sitting Bull
  3. It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ~ Frederick Douglass
  4. Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. ~ Carl Jung
  5. Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. ~ Charles R. Swindoll
  6. Your children will see what you’re all about by what you live rather than what you say. ~ Wayne Dyer
  7. Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. ~ James A. Baldwin
  8. The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  9. I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. ~ John Steinbeck
  10. I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized. ~ Haim G. Ginott

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