Teaching Quotes
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Teaching quotes are meant to positively inspire those who have the honor of teaching others. We are all teachers. We teach by example, and hopefully inspire others by our...


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Expert teachers engage, enable, expect and empower.
Ken Robinson

As the visceral imagination is opened up, the intuition is given muscles, and we can teach on our feet, and be informed by what has great capacity to guide us.
Celeste Snowber

We are not taught to be thinkers, but reflectors of our culture. Let's teach our children to be thinkers.
Jacque Fresco

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

You cannot transmit wisdom and insight to another person. The seed is already there. A good teacher touches the seed, allowing it to wake up, to sprout and to grow.
Thich Nhat Hanh

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.
Alexandra K. Trenfor

The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another.
Marva Collins

I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
Robert Frost

I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before anyone even at the cost of your life.
Mahatma Gandhi

To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.
Tryon Edwards

Teach them how to fly.
Dan Chesbro

Experience is the worst teacher. It always gives the test first and the instruction afterward.
Benjamin Franklin

To teach is to learn twice.
Joseph Joubert

We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.
Maria Montessori

To teach is to learn.
Japanese Proverb

The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.
Alice Wellington Rollins

If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.
Pema Chödrön

Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.
Colleen Wilcox

I do not teach children. I give them joy.
Isadora Duncan

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.

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

Everyone and everything around you is your teacher.
Ken Keyes, Jr.

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.

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

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

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