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Encouraging Teachers Quotes


"Total teachers aren't perfect teachers." - Andy Hargreaves

"It's essentially encouraging parents, teachers, and caretakers to remind children how special they are on a regular basis." - Debra Messing

"Instill respect for teachers." - Henry Louis Gates

"Great teachers transcend ideology." - Suzanne Fields

"They believe in teachers unions. We believe in teachers." - Chris Christie

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

"The sins of teachers are the teachers of sin." - William Gurnall

"We must do a better job of encouraging lifelong curiosity." - John Medina

"Enemies were teachers in disguise." - Eiji Yoshikawa

"Computers are' magic; teachers are." - Craig R. Barrett

"Angry teachers can defeat governments," - Bob Rae

"True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own." - Nikos Kazantzakis

"Kids don't lack capacity, only teachers." - Jim Rohn

"Our enemies are our greatest teachers." - Dalai Lama

"What the teachers digest, the pupils eat." - Karl Kraus

"Change the way we teach; Empower teachers" - John Doerr

"Teachers perform major miracles in America, daily." - Meryl Streep

"Mistakes are often the best teachers." - James Anthony Froude

"Great teachers are usually a little crazy." - Andy Rooney

"Regard mistakes as teachers, not judges!" - Tae Yun Kim

"When teachers stop learning, so do students." - Jim Knight

"At our best, we're all teachers" - Maya Angelou

"Schools often get the teachers they deserve!" - Andy Hargreaves

"Difficult people are the greatest teachers." - Pema Chodron

"We should be firing bad teachers." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Teachers need to be paid like professionals." - Geoffrey Canada

"Suffering is one of life's great teachers." - Bryant H Mcgill

"I think good teachers are underpaid." - Peter Brimelow

"My teachers are Duke Ellington and nature." - Toru Takemitsu

"I learned life from some good teachers." - Eddie Murray

"Good teachers cost a lot; but, poor teachers cost a lot more." - Evan Esar

"Teachers have a chance to mold someone, inspire them. I hope all teachers realize that." - Kevin James

"Most teachers are not enlightened. Very few are. That doesn't mean they are not great teachers." - Frederick Lenz

"I'm always friendly and encouraging on set. I want people to be at their best creatively." - Mark Wahlberg

"I keep encouraging the pharmaceutical companies to put more money into R&D." - Harold E Varmus

"With respect to teachers' salaries.... Poor teachers are grossly overpaid and good teachers grossly underpaid. Salary schedules tend to be uniform and determined far more by seniority." - Milton Friedman

"One or two bad teachers is a problem with the teachers. A school with many bad teachers is a problem of leadership." - Andy Hargreaves

"With respect to teachers' salaries .... Poor teachers are grossly overpaid and good teachers grossly underpaid. Salary schedules tend to be uniform and determined far more by seniority." - Milton Friedman

"Even enlightened despots don't make very good teachers." - Marilyn Wallace

"As all born teachers, he was primarily a student." - Steven Pressfield

"My teachers used to call me a failure" - Tony Blair

"The older I got, the smarter my teachers became." - Ally Carter

"I never studied, but I had the best teachers," - Mstislav Rostropovich

"The most effective teachers embody the teaching they give out." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"We teachers make the road, others will make the journey." - Victor Hugo

"It's the less bright students who make teachers teach better." - Malcolm Forbes

"If we lose the forests, we lose our only teachers." - Bill Mollison

"The teachers are everywhere. What is wanted is a learner." - Wendell Berry

"Teachers open the door ... you enter by yourself." - Confucius

"Trees and fields tell me nothing: men are my teachers." - Plato

"... good teachers, like Tolstoy's happy families, are alike everywhere." - Bel Kaufman

"Astronauts and teachers are much more amazing than actors." - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"Love and delight are better teachers than compulsion." - Albrecht Durer

"If teaching were easy, we wouldn't need teachers." - Todd Whitaker

"Dance teachers should be certified in this country." - Nigel Lythgoe

"Teachers are very undervalued for what they do." - Garth Nix

"Trees and fields tell me nothing; men are my teachers." - Plato

"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself." - Proverbs

"Teachers and nurses get the best seats in Heaven." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"We teachers are rather good at magic, you know." - J K Rowling

"Those who know how to think need no teachers." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Teachers are to inspire; librarians are to fulfill." - Ray Bradbury

"I am not authorized to fire substitute teachers." - Nancy Cartwright

"Both of my parents are actually music teachers." - Charlie Day

"My parents were both high-school music teachers." - Renee Fleming

"I never studied, but I had the best teachers." - Mstislav Rostropovich

"False teachers of the Way of life use flowery words." - Bruce Lee

"I've sought out several dance teachers-shaman-like women dance teachers-to get in touch with the mystical through movement." - Marisa Tomei

"We will not achieve high performance in education if we replace teachers with machines or turn teachers into machines." - Andy Hargreaves

"Can't India dream of exporting teachers of high calibre? Can't we instil the desire in children to become great teachers?" - Narendra Modi

"Always do the right thing, always be exciting, always be encouraging, and always be learning something new." - Zig Ziglar

"People always are encouraging about a terrible loss, so that sometimes the loser would like to strangle them." - Garrison Keillor

"All of life's experiences are teachers in some sense, challenging us to grow and evolve. Although the Persecutor certainly provokes a reaction, the Challenger elicits a response by encouraging the Creator to acquire new knowledge, skill, or insight. Both roles provoke change, but in different ways." - David Emerald Womeldorff

"Both of my parents are teachers. One is in the Waldorf school system in Louisville, Ky., and the other runs a music school. I grew up with loving, supportive, encouraging parents that let me make my own world, and I wish that for every single child." - Madi Diaz

"My grandparents and my mother were marvelous people, but they were not particularly demonstrative in their love. It was teachers who were affectionate and outwardly expressive about that, and encouraging in that way. And of course, you know, I got a break in 1970, when I was 14 years old, to go to Milton Academy in Massachusetts on scholarship." - Deval Patrick

"What is happening to teachers now across this nation is a disgrace. The attacks on them are a blot on our nation. Teachers and students are not different interest groups. Anyone who demeans teachers demeans education and hurts children." - Diane Ravitch

"Sport was an integral part of school life. The most influential teachers were not necessarily the PE teachers, but the teachers who helped me in sport because they had an understanding of what you were going through." - Sebastian Coe

"I've always tried to be aware of what I say in my films, because all of us who make motion pictures are teachers - teachers with very loud voices." - George Lucas

"I've been very fortunate because many of the teachers I had were exceptional. But I didn't realize that at the time that all teachers were not alike." - Frederick Lenz

"Here, let me break it down for you, so you know what I say is true: Teachers? Teachers make a difference! Now what about you?" - Taylor Mali

"Good teachers teach. Great teachers transform." - Queen Rania Of Jordan

"In outstanding classrooms, teachers do more listening than talking, and students do more talking than listening. Terrific teachers often have teeth marks on their tongues." - Alfie Kohn

"My teachers [ had the most impact in my life]. Of course, my father and grandfather, but after my family, my teachers." - Elie Wiesel

"Managers are responsible for setting workplace policies under which teachers can succeed. Managers are responsible for negotiating contracts that create the conditions under which teachers can succeed." - Eli Broad

"An empathic way of being can be learned from empathic persons. Perhaps the most important statement of all is that the ability to be accurately empathic is something which can be developed by training. Therapists, parents and teachers can be helped to become empathic. This is especially likely to occur if their teachers and supervisors are themselves individuals of sensitive understanding. It is most encouraging to know that this subtle, elusive quality, of utmost importance in therapy, is not something one is "born with", but can be learned, and learned most rapidly in an empathic climate." - Carl Rogers

"Few things are as encouraging as the realization that things can be different and that we have a role in making them so." - Daniel Taylor

"The voice of nature is always encouraging." - Henry David Thoreau

"Even through such simple acts as telling the truth, being kind, and encouraging others, we bring a smile to God's face." - Rick Warren

"We are prodding, challenging, seeking contradictions or small, persistent residual errors, proposing alternative explanations, encouraging heresy. We give our highest rewards to those who convincingly disprove established beliefs." - Carl Sagan

"Vegas; one of the few places still encouraging men in their fifties to dress like their in a boy-band from the 80's." - Dov Davidoff

"The smallest thought could not exist unless the entire universe and the laws of physics were in some way encouraging it." - Kevin Kelly

"There is mercy in every place. And mercy, encouraging thought gives even affliction a grace and reconciles man to his lot." - William Cowper

"Encouraging underground uranium mining on the Colorado Plateau um, the federal government was the only purchaser of uranium ore to try to manufacture uh, atomic bombs." - Tom Udall

"I was a very imaginative child, and my parents were very encouraging of that. My sister and I would put on plays; I would write my own stories." - Hannah Kent

"Football is a personal interest which has been turned into a philanthropic initiative directed at encouraging social cohesion during the difficult process of African modernisation." - Mohammed Hussein Al Amoud

"The environment on set is very encouraging." - Michael Shanks

"A currency designed for long-term storage and investment doesn't do so well at encouraging transactions and exchange in the moment." - Douglas Rushkoff

"I was very driven to act from a very young age, and my parents were not only tolerant of that drive but also encouraging." - Claire Danes

""Teachers"... treat students neither coercively nor instrumentally but as joint seekers of truth and of mutual actualization. They help students define moral values not by imposing their own moralities on them but by positing situations that pose hard moral choices and then encouraging conflict and debate. They seek to help students rise to higher stages of moral reasoning and hence to higher levels of principled judgment." - James Macgregor Burns

"I think I have always sort of cultivated a flowery writing style. I've always sort of over - written in every genre that I've attempted. I went to college and took a couple of writing classes and I remember my teachers were always incredibly encouraging. But it was inevitable to get the criticism: "Take it down a notch!" But the nice thing about screenwriting is that you don't really have to." - Diablo Cody

"The teachers of our law, and to propose What might improve my knowledge or their own." - John Milton

"It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn." - John Bradshaw

"Parents are teachers, guides, leaders, protectors and providers for their children." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Be open to all teachers And all teachings, And listen with your heart." - Ram Dass

"I learn teaching from teachers. I learn golf from golfers. I learn winning from coaches." - Harvey Penick

"Successful people ask questions. They seek new teachers. They're always learning." - Robert Kiyosaki

"The time has come for honest men to denounce false teachers and attack false gods." - Luther Burbank

"Nowadays there is no conversation at all. Teachers distrust talk as much as business men." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Books are absent teachers." - Mortimer Adler

"Long live teachers of children, because they can show children how they can save the world." - Pete Seeger

"The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn When teachers themselves are taught to learn." - Bertolt Brecht

"Danger was the grindstone on which the swordsman whetted his spirit. Enemies were teachers in disguise." - Eiji Yoshikawa

"Hypotheses are lullabies for teachers to sing their students to sleep." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"As more people become more intelligent they care less for preachers and more for teachers." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Teachers must be celebrated for moving civilization from ignorance to enlightenment, from apathy to responsibility." - Sharon M. Draper

"Time is the best of critics; and patience the best of teachers." - Frederic Chopin

"Even the purest of teachers will face bitter criticism from those who feel threatened by him." - Stephen Mitchell

"Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I never knew teachers are human beings like everybody else- and better too!" - William Saroyan

"A lot of energy is lost to false teachers. Wherever dependency is created, energy is lost." - Frederick Lenz

"Celebrate every relationship you've ever had. For better or worse, your relationships are your best teachers." - Christiane Northrup

"The most common mistake we make as teachers is attempting to tell our students too much." - Robert H. Frank

"Make your friends your teachers and mingle the pleasures of conversation with the advantages of instruction." - Baltasar Gracian

"If we were interested in making money, we wouldn't have become teachers" - Robin Williams

"The number one goal of teachers should be to help students learn how to learn." - Randy Pausch

"We expert teachers know that motivation and emotional impact are what matter." - Donald A. Norman

"Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers." - Socrates

"I have noticed that teachers get exciting confused with boring a lot." - Sara Pennypacker

"I'm lucky I had some teachers who saw something in me." - Anne Bancroft

"Saints are the great teachers of the loving-kindness and fascination with God." - Evelyn Underhill

"Numerous are the academic professors, but rare are wise and noble teachers." - Albert Einstein

"A library is a place where you learn what teachers were afraid to teach you." - Alan Dershowitz

"Students will start finding history interesting when their teachers and textbooks stop lying to them." - James W. Loewen

"When teachers doubt your potential, show them how wrong they truly are." - Ace Antonio Hall

"I want teachers to teach, and I want Oreos to be eaten." - Neil Cavuto

"I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment" - James Levine

"Stay in school. Lie to your teachers, but stay in school." - Billy Corgan

"Public school teachers are the new priesthood while traditional religion is ridiculed and maligned." - Ann Coulter

"The best teachers of humanity are the lives of great men." - Charles Henry Fowler

"Those who can't teach, pass laws about how to evaluate teachers." - Diane Ravitch

"I thought we were out of money!? You can't simultaneously fire teachers AND tomahawk missiles." - Jon Stewart

"Teachers create and transform energy. They are the dynamos of educational change." - Andy Hargreaves

"Too many professional development initiatives are done to teachers - not for, with or by them." - Andy Hargreaves

"All teachers are already leaders. It's in the nature of teaching." - Andy Hargreaves

"You cannot switch teachers on and off as if they were PowerPoint presentations." - Andy Hargreaves

"Teachers who don't pull their weight drag down the profession and their colleagues with it." - Andy Hargreaves

"Teachers who believe they can make a real difference in their students lives REALLY do." - Andy Hargreaves

"Students become good learners when they are in the classes of teachers who are good learners." - Andy Hargreaves

"The true teachers are those who help us think for ourselves." - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

"My life has been transformed by great teachers all the way..." - Jeff Goldblum



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