Hello Mrs. T --
When I worked at a Hallmark store in Los Angeles, we got in these adorable mugs. They said "The Little Joys of Teaching are Without Number". It featured early Sandra Boynton's art. I wonder if you could ask her if you could put it on the blog? Or if someone has a picture that would be fun too.
Los Angeles School District
We all have days like that, I'm sure. Or maybe it's just me. Here are some more fun quotes about teaching you can use for your classroom. Or breakroom:
"If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure."
"As long as teachers give tests, there will always be prayer in schools."
"The 2 rules of Judo training: 1) the teacher is always right and 2) when you think the teacher is wrong, refer to rule one."
Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.
Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change.
Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.
- William Arthur Ward
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
- Gail Godwin
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward
Come forth into the light of things; Let nature be your Teacher.
- William Wordsworth
For every person who wants to teach there are approximately thirty people who don’t want to learn much.
- W. C. Sellar
Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
- Winston Churchill
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
Precise knowledge is the only true knowledge, and he who does not teach exactly, does not teach at all.
- Henry Ward Beecher
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
- Edith Ann
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
- Jacques Martin Barzun
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
- Lady Nancy Astor
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him
to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process
as long as he lives.
- Clay P. Bedford
Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires
-William Arthur Ward
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
"A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary."
"Pushing skills before children are biologically ready sets them up to fail."
M. Baker, M.D. - Executive Director - Gesell Institute of Human Development
"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire."
William Butler Yeats
"The teacher, when she begins work in our schools, must have
a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work.
She must free herself from all preconceived ideas concerning the
levels at which the children may be."
- The Absorbent Mind
“What makes the
difference between wishing and realizing our wishes? Lots of things,
and it may take months or years for wish to come true, but it's far
more likely to happen when you care so much about a wish that you'll do
all you can to make it happen.”
propel your craft softly down liquid solution. Ecstatically,
ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, existence is simply illusion.”
“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.”
“How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.”
Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the
threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own
bright patterns as they go.
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief
from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play
is really the work of childhood.
“Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.”
- Richard L. Evans
“I've come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. 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 humor, hurt 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 de-humanized.”
-Dr. Haim Ginott
“If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.”
-Abigail Van Buren
Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
When humor goes, there goes civilization.