Teacher Appreciation Sayings and Quotes

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I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well
~Alexander the Great

Modern cynics and skeptics see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing. 
~John F. Kennedy 

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

My heart is singing for joy this morning. A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mild, and behold, all things are changed.
~Anne Sullivan

Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.
~Helen Peters 

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
~Henry Adams

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
~John F. Kennedy

Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
~ Victor Hugo 

A true disciple shows his appreciation by reaching further than his teacher.
~Aristotle

Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures.
~Eugene P. Bertin 

It is what teachers think, what teachers do, and what teachers are at the level of the classroom that ultimately shapes the kind of learning that young people get.
~Andy Hargreaves 

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

If we remain wedded to the way education is currently provided we cannot imagine other ways.. we need some imagination , some fantasy, some new ways of thinking - some magic in fact 
~Hedley Beare Prof 

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
~Soren Kierkegaard

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.
~ Dan Rather 

Without teacher appreciation there can’t be any student progress.
~Theresa Grimm

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

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.
~Carl Jung

Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
~ Helen Caldicott 

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
~Lilly Tomlin 

Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award.
~William Prince

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

For too long schools have had to comply with endless bureaucratic top down edicts, confusing curriculums and associated accountability demands which have taken the focus away from learning and teaching. As these imposed technocratic systems falter it is now time for creative teachers to also add their voices to the debate. 
~Unkown Author

Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.
~Japanese proverb 

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The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
~Anatole France 

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
~Aristotle

A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money.
~ Anonymous

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

To be a teacher you must be a prophet - because you are trying to prepare people for a world thirty to fifty years into the future.
~ Gordon Brown

A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism.
~Louis Berman

We can whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all children... we already know more than we need to know in order to do that.
~Ron Edmonds 

Teach the children so that it will not be necessary to teach the adults.
~Abraham Lincoln

The teacher's role in discussion is to keep it going along fruitful lines - be moderating, guiding, correcting and arguing like one more students.
~Mortimer Adler

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
~Alexander the Great

Until recently, education has had it backwards, caring little for the teacher... and enormously about the content. Yet it is a gifted teacher who can infect a generation with the excitement of learning.
~Aquarian Conspiracy 

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 best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
~Edward Bulwer-Lytton 

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

One of the saddest things about US education is that the wisdom of our most successful teachers is lost to the profession when they retire.
~John Dewey 

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
~Gail Godwin

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

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A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove . . . . but the world maybe different because I was important in the life of a child.
~ Kathy Davis

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 expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
~Haim Ginott

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody (a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns) bent down and helped us pick up our boots.
~Thurgood Marshall

The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.
~Marva Collins

The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate "apparently ordinary" people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.
~Patricia Cross

Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.
~Ann Lieberman

To teach is to learn twice.
~Joseph Joubert

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
~John C. Dana

By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.
~Latin Proverb

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.
~Amos Alcott

I touch the future. I teach.
~ Christa McAuliffe

When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.
~The Talmud

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

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

If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher's job.
~Donald Quinn

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
~John Cotton Dana 

If students don’t feel teacher appreciation, their whole education has failed.
~Michael Balkers

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

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

Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.
~Chinese proverb

There are three good reasons to be a teacher: June, July, and August.
~Unknown Author

Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher.
~Unknown Author

The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.
~Unknown Author

A good teacher is like a candle: it consumes itself to light the way for others.
~Unknown Author

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

Teaching should be full of ideas instead of stuffed with facts.
~Unknown Author

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

We think of the effective teachers we have had over the years with a sense of recognition, but those who have touched our humanity we remember with a deep sense of gratitude. 
~Unknown Author

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

The critical factor is not class size but rather the nature of the teaching as it affects learning.
~C.B. Neblette

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. 
~Karl Menninger

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

Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
~Plato

A good teacher is a good student first. By repeating his lessons, he acquires excellence.
~M. K. Soni

Teaching is the greatest act of optimism. 
~Colleen Wilcox

A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars.
~Carl Von Linne

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