Posted in Quotes to Inspire

Quotable Quotes to End Your Week


Dear Teacher,

On the Dear Teacher/Love Teacher Facebook page and Twitter feed I have start to share some cool and inspiring quotes about teachers, teaching, and education.  To end off your week, I thought it would be a nice end to the week to share them and some more that I have found.  If you are looking for a great source to find quotes, by the way, Brainy Quotes is the best source I have found online.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Ben Franklin

“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

“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” -Albert Einstein

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

“Love is a better teacher than duty.” -Albert Einstein (can you tell I am a fan?)

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” -Robert Frost

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” -Aristotle

“That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil’s means; great teachers foresee a pupil’s ends.” -Maria Callas

“The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.'” -Maria Montessori

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

I also shared this clip of Helen Keller.  I thought it was amazing, so I will share it here, as well.  Watch and be inspired!

Read, watch, enjoy, and share.  You are awesome!  Pick one of these quotes to motivate you over the weekend to help you get ready for next week!  Keep on teaching, Teacher!

Love, Teacher

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Posted in Guest Post, Pep Talk

Courage and Trying Again


Dear Teacher,

Today is another anonymous Substitute Teacher.  This teacher has been teaching for a long time, as well, so I think think the words are worth listening to!  Experience and time are great teachers, especially for teachers!  This is a short, but powerful little message that is good for every day of the week…though, I think it is great on a Friday!  Please read and take heart, and then have an awesome weekend, Teacher!

Dear Teacher,

I love to collect quotations.  They help to motivate and inspire me.  I like to share them with my students too, in the hope that my students will also be motivated and inspired by them.  Here’s one I like.  I find it especially comforting after a rough spot in my teaching.

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” — Mary Ann Radmacher

It’s important to remember that teaching is more like a marathon than a sprint.  We’re in this for the long haul.  It’s what our students need from us –someone who will keep coming back, day after day, trying again and again until we find the strategies that work with each new class or student, wearing down those students who may try to test us, and modeling for our students that it’s important to be committed to things that are important (as they are!).

You are awesome, Teacher!  Thank you for all the great things you are doing!

Love, Substitute Teacher

For more hope and encouragement: @DearTeacherLT (Twitter) and Dear Teacher/Love Teacher Facebook Page.