Teacher Quotes

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Quotes from and for educators which inspire the love of learning and teaching :)

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“Be consistent, but flexible. Love them unconditionally, but hold them accountable. Give them voice, but be the leader.” - Rae Rudzinski, Teacher

Teacher Quote|Education

“Be consistent, but flexible. Love them unconditionally, but hold them accountable. Give them voice, but be the leader.” - Rae Rudzinski, Teacher

"I’m not behind or unproductive. I’m doing as much as my mind and body are allowing me to do under perpetual stress and fatigue." - Susana Muñoz, Associate Professor of Higher Education

Teacher Quote|Education

"I’m not behind or unproductive. I’m doing as much as my mind and body are allowing me to do under perpetual stress and fatigue." - Susana Muñoz, Associate Professor of Higher Education

“Whenever there's asynchronous work, I give students 10 minutes to get started on it during class. This allows them to ask me questions live before they work on the rest without direct support.” - Angelina Murphy, Teacher

Teacher Quote|Education

“Whenever there's asynchronous work, I give students 10 minutes to get started on it during class. This allows them to ask me questions live before they work on the rest without direct support.” - Angelina Murphy, Teacher

“To prevent giving out busy work, write down the purpose of the assignment, and if you yourself aren't 100% convinced about that purpose, reconsider assigning it.” - Howie Hua, Educator

Teacher Quote|Education

“To prevent giving out busy work, write down the purpose of the assignment, and if you yourself aren't 100% convinced about that purpose, reconsider assigning it.” - Howie Hua, Educator

“I keep coming back to this question: In June 2021, what do I want my students to know and how do I want them to feel?” - Anne Schwartz

Teacher Quote|Education

“I keep coming back to this question: In June 2021, what do I want my students to know and how do I want them to feel?” - Anne Schwartz

“‘What apps should we use?’ is the wrong question. ‘What experiences do we want to create for and with our students?’ is much better. Start there.” - Bud Hunt, Teacher

Teacher Quote|Education

“‘What apps should we use?’ is the wrong question. ‘What experiences do we want to create for and with our students?’ is much better. Start there.” - Bud Hunt, Teacher

"Equity can never become a reality in education if it's viewed as charity instead of professional obligation." - Dr. Anthony Muhammad, Educator and Author

Teacher Quote|Education Equity

"Equity can never become a reality in education if it's viewed as charity instead of professional obligation." - Dr. Anthony Muhammad, Educator and Author

“What I love most about teaching is meeting 150 students and as time passes, they begin to trust in me and believe in themselves. I am a witness to their stories, passions, insecurities, and dreams.” - Nakira Burton, Teacher

Teacher Quote|Education

“What I love most about teaching is meeting 150 students and as time passes, they begin to trust in me and believe in themselves. I am a witness to their stories, passions, insecurities, and dreams.” - Nakira Burton, Teacher

“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” - John Dewey, Educator and Philosopher

Teacher Quote|Education

“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” - John Dewey, Educator and Philosopher

"To me, the core of social emotional learning is safety. But who gets to be safe? Once we interrogate that, then we realize that not everyone has the privilege or the space to feel safe. And that's why I do the work that I do, so that some can become everyone." - Dena Simmons, Antiracist Educator and Researcher

Teacher Quote|Education

"To me, the core of social emotional learning is safety. But who gets to be safe? Once we interrogate that, then we realize that not everyone has the privilege or the space to feel safe. And that's why I do the work that I do, so that some can become everyone." - Dena Simmons, Antiracist Educator and Researcher

“Completing isn't the same as learning.” - Ryan Steinbach, Teacher

Teacher Quote|Education

“Completing isn't the same as learning.” - Ryan Steinbach, Teacher

"Beneath every behavior is a feeling. And beneath every feeling is a need. And when we meet that need rather than focus on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause not the symptom." - Ashleigh Warner, Psychologist

Teacher Quote|Education

"Beneath every behavior is a feeling. And beneath every feeling is a need. And when we meet that need rather than focus on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause not the symptom." - Ashleigh Warner, Psychologist

“One thing I would say to the young people here: own your own education. That's really important. The education has to be yours. You have to pursue things that you're curious about.” - Ta-Nehisi Coates , Author

Teacher Quote|Education

“One thing I would say to the young people here: own your own education. That's really important. The education has to be yours. You have to pursue things that you're curious about.” - Ta-Nehisi Coates , Author

“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” - Josef Albers, Artist and Educator

Teacher Quote|Teaching & Education

“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” - Josef Albers, Artist and Educator

"The love and joy behind your teaching is perhaps the strongest impression you will leave with your students." - Meena Srinivasan, Author & Educator

Inspirational Quote|Teaching & Education

"The love and joy behind your teaching is perhaps the strongest impression you will leave with your students." - Meena Srinivasan, Author & Educator