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Excellent Teachers Quotes


"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

"Teachers touch the future." - Anonymous

"There are real teachers out there; I don't pretend to have their mantle." - John Darnielle

"Great teachers have high expectations for their students, but higher expectations for themselves." - Todd Whitaker

"We all have our own karma and so different teachers will be meaningful to different students." - Tenzin Palmo

"Effective leaders are, first and foremost, good teachers. We're in the education business." - John Wooden

"The amount of psychology which is necessary to all teachers need not be very great." - William James

"It is very important that teachers should realize the importance of habit." - William James

"Science teachers and the mentally ill, that's all Jazz is for." - Noel Fielding

"Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students." - Charles Kuralt

"Don't trust your teachers." - Carlo Rovelli

"When I was 17, I was hyperactive and annoyed my teachers." - Keegan Allen

"I was a naughty kid. Teachers did not like me much." - Kapil Dev

"Great teachers transcend ideology." - Suzanne Fields

"The people who go the craziest when they hear the name 'Hemingway' are my English teachers!" - Dree Hemingway

"The teachers are getting screwed, blued, and tattooed by the system." - Kinky Friedman

"I did math in school, obviously. And I loved all my math teachers." - Jayma Mays

"Teachers are out there with a very difficult job, which they pursue with tireless dedication." - Chi Mcbride

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

"Sometimes the most difficult, horrific things can be the greatest spiritual teachers." - Cameron Mathison

"If I get the chance to be philanthropic, I want to help kids and teachers." - Jesse L Martin

"Children need teachers who have stars in their eyes themselves and who treat them with respect." - Maybritt Moser

"Teachers shape so much of what a kid's upbringing can be." - Curtis Granderson

"We need more male black teachers, tempting them with extra cash if necessary." - Trevor Phillips

"Few have been taught to any purpose who have not been their own teachers." - Joshua Reynolds

"Though monetary compensation may never add up, teachers can rest assured that they are important." - Monica Johnson

"Your example should be stellar among your friends, associates, family, teachers, co-workers, and other Christians." - Monica Johnson

"Events sometimes are the biggest teachers, as opposed to words, lectures, and that kind of thing." - Rush Limbaugh

"Some of your teachers are actually closer in age to you than you think." - Maya Lin

"My parents were opera singers and voice teachers, so growing up, I admired musicians and dancers." - Sandra Bullock

"It's critical that states improve how teachers are trained, recruited, evaluated, compensated, advanced, and retained." - Eli Broad

"Why can't teachers end up owning schools, the way waiters can open their own restaurants?" - Peter Brimelow

"My main teachers were my father and my mother and my brother." - Jeff Bridges

"I do recognise that, where recruitment difficulties persist, teachers can be put under great pressure." - Estelle Morris

"Have to sow excellent seeds to have an excellent life. Must start with sowing excellent thoughts." - John C Maxwell

"Since her retirement from teaching Miss Beryl's health had in many respects greatly improved, despite her advancing years. An eighth-grade classroom was an excellent place to snag whatever was in the air in the way of illness. Also depression, which, Miss Beryl believed, in conjunction with guilt, opened the door to illness. Miss Beryl didn't know any teachers who weren't habitually guilty and depressed-guilty they hadn't accomplished more with their students, depressed that very little more was possible." - Richard Russo

"Zip codes might be great for sorting mail, but they should not determine the quality of a child s education or success in the future workforce," said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia. "With common standards and assessments, students, parents, and teachers will have a clear, consistent understanding of the skills necessary for students to succeed after high school and compete with peers across the state line and across the ocean." - Bob Wise

"Zip codes might be great for sorting mail, but they should not determine the quality of a child s education or success in the future workforce," said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia. "With common standards and assessments, students, parents, and teachers will have a clear, consistent understanding of the skills necessary for students to succeed after high school and compete with peers across the state line and across the ocean." - Bob Wise

"The teachers that we actually learn more from are the ones that taught us life lessons more than trigonometry. And they have such a huge responsibility and they're under-appreciated and underpaid. So that's my opinion of teachers." - Justin Timberlake

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

"Teachers teach and students educate. Students are the only true educators. Historically, every other method of education has failed. Education occurs when students get excited about learning and apply themselves; students do this when they experience great teachers." - Oliver DeMille

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

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

"If we had in this room a hundred teachers, good teachers from good schools, and asked them to define the word education, there would be very little general agreement." - William Glasser

"It is vital that teachers can be paid more without having to leave the classroom. This will be particularly important to schools in the most disadvantaged areas as it will empower them to attract and recruit the best teachers." - Michael Gove

"All children are born with stars in their eyes, and they are curious. It is important for teachers to be careful not to kill this curiosity. A lot can go wrong. Children can be teased, even by teachers." - Maybritt Moser

"Instead of just giving lip service to improving our schools, I will actually put the kids first and the teachers union behind in giving our kids better teachers, better options and better choices for a better future." - Mitt Romney

"Our highly qualified teachers not only work hard, but they care about each and every student that enters their classroom. I thank you, Montana teachers, for your sense of duty and compassion to our precious future generation." - Conrad Burns

"In the 21st century when few of us stay in the same job all our lives, I would like to think there was flexibility so teachers could become social workers, or foster carers become teachers." - Estelle Morris

"My teachers could have easily ridden with Jesse James for all the time they stole from me." - Richard Brautigan

"Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care." - Horace Mann

"Education and the process of educating is a total integral, contextual situation which includes students, teachers, parents, administration and environment." - Jean Houston

"Imparting education not only enlightens the receiver, but also broadens the giver - the teachers, the parents, the friends." - Amartya Sen

"In this very breath that we take now lies the secret that all great teachers try to tell us." - Peter Matthiessen

"Administrators need to shift from being controllers to enablers, so as to liberate the energies and talents of the teachers." - Steve Denning

"Good teachers never say anything. What they do is create the conditions under which learning takes place." - S I Hayakawa

"Librarians have always been among the most thoughtful and helpful people. They are teachers without a classroom." - Willard Scott

"Enemies were teachers in disguise." - Eiji Yoshikawa

"What makes you think that what you know is any different from what I know? I had different teachers." - Cuba Gooding Jr

"There's an assumption that schools are for students' learning. Well, why aren't they just as much for teachers' learning?" - Seymour Sarason

"Computers aren't magic; teachers are." - Craig R. Barrett

"Injuries are our best teachers." - Scott Jurek

"The best way to fight terrorism is to invest in education. Instead of sending weapons, send teachers." - Malala Yousafzai

"What we want for our students we should want for our teachers: learning, challenge, support, and respect." - Andy Hargreaves

"The bags that teachers carry home symbolize their guilt about the endless care they have to give." - Andy Hargreaves

"Physically, teachers are often alone in their own classrooms with no other adults for company. Psychologically, they never are." - Andy Hargreaves

"Education leaders must have the will at times to release leadership to the teachers the parents and the students." - Andy Hargreaves

"Teachers are always emotional: by default if they bore us, and by design when they excite us." - Andy Hargreaves

"We need standards with flexibility, not standardization with force if we are to get the best from our teachers." - Andy Hargreaves

"Without optimism & self-belief among teachers, classrooms become wastelands of boredom & routine and schools deserts of lost opportunity." - Andy Hargreaves

"The quality & morale of teachers is absolutely central to the well being of students and their learning." - Andy Hargreaves

"Our only teachers and role models for our young men cannot be, you know, videos, and, the hip hop community." - Steve Harvey

"In those days great teachers at Shortridge [High School] were celebrities. I would look up to them." - Kurt Vonnegut

"It's a shame that pantyless party girls get more attention than the real heroes, the nurses and teachers and moms." - Laura Penny

"Angry teachers can defeat governments," - Bob Rae

"Our teachers deserve better feedback." - Bill Gates

"Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school." - Beverly Cleary

"Teachers need to be more inspirational. But it's also up to engineering to make itself more interesting." - Bruce Dickinson

"When you get to 15 and most of your teachers are priests, there's bound to be a conflict." - Ian Hart

"I think you become a writer when you stop writing for yourself or your teachers and start thinking about readers." - Avi

"Our teachers at the public school level are the most underpaid for the importance of their job in America." - Dean Smith

"I learned never to listen to acting teachers because they don't know what the hell they're talking about." - Tim Robbins

"The word of God is complete, and those who don't preach the word in its fullness are false teachers." - Monica Johnson

"I encourage teachers to speak in their own voices. Don't use the gibberish of the standards writers." - Jonathan Kozol

"My goal is to connect the young teachers to the old, to reignite their sense of struggle." - Jonathan Kozol

"I've gotten to work with some wonderful directors and people who have been great teachers to me." - Lyle Lovett

"Low standards are a tactic that takes pressure off teachers' unions by accepting mediocrity and failure for kids." - Jeb Bush

"You can have great teachers, but if you don't have a good principal, you won't have a good school." - Eli Broad

"I am confident that the vast majority of teachers will work with us towards achieving that goal." - Estelle Morris

"I've always gotten good grades, you know, with my teachers and my English teachers, 'cause I was able to - they'd [say], "What did you do for the summer?" I'm able to explain it to them in a written form. And my teachers always patted me on the back for that, being able to take what's in my mind and put it on paper." - Ice Cube

"At the moment, I'm afraid that the discipline system doesn't give teachers the support that they need. One thing that I've been struck by is that the number of violent assaults on teachers increased last year. We need to be clear that teachers have the power they need in order to impose discipline." - Michael Gove

"It is unworthy of excellent men to lose hours like slaves in the labor of calculation which could be relegated to anyone else if machines were used." - Gottfried Leibniz

"We need to be skilled into knowing God and His Word, then act as excellent translators of these things to the people in our churches." - Vicky Beeching

"Iran's experience shows that when religious scholars and UNFPA work together to solve reproductive health issues, there can be excellent results." - Hossein Malek-Afzali

"A golf course outside a big town serves an excellent purpose in that it segregates, as though a concentration camp, all the idle and idiot well-to-do." - Osbert Sitwell

"I use no Porter ... in my family, but such as is made in America: both these articles may now be purchased of an excellent quality." - George Washington

"Angels may be very excellent sort of folk in their own way, but we, poor mortals in our present state, would probably find them precious slow company." - Jerome K Jerome

"Home's the most excellent place of all." - Neil Diamond

"I never forget," Myrnin said in a choked whisper. "Certainly not with your nails in my throat. They're quite an excellent mnemonic device." - Rachel Caine

"Sports just happen to be excellent for avoiding foreign-language stage fright and developing lasting friendships while still sounding like Tarzan." - Tim Ferriss

"What excellent fools religion makes of men." - Ben Jonson

"The best way to raise positive children in a negative world is to have positive parents who love them unconditionally and serve as excellent role models." - Zig Ziglar

"Excellent leaders of people lower themselves." - Laozi

"Sometimes it is the smallest thing that saves us: the weather growing cold, a child's smile, and a cup of excellent coffee." - Jonathan Carroll

"A good indignation makes an excellent speech." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Perfect preparation does' exist. Excellent adaptation does." - Lauren Fleshman

"Daniel stretched his arm around her and guided her head toward his shoulder. "Little - known fact about angels: We make excellent pillows." - Lauren Kate

"There never did and never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in a character which was a stranger to the exercise of resolute self-denial." - Walter Scott

"Ceremony keeps up all things. 'Tis like a penny glass to a rich spirit, or some excellent water. Without it the water were spilt, the spirit lost." - John Selden

"He whose first emotion, on the view of an excellent production, is to undervalue it, will never have one of his own to show." - Conrad Aiken

"Artists may produce excellent designs, but they will avail little, unless the taste of the public is sufficiently cultivated to appreciate them." - George C. Mason

"An excellent angler, and now with God." - Izaak Walton

"In your 50s, time becomes precious and must not be wasted. Every minute is an excellent opportunity for a good nap. Happy 50th birthday!" - Bill Cosby

"Indifference is an excellent substitute for patience." - Mason Cooley

"Should the States reject this excellent Constitution, the probability is, an opportunity will never again offer to cancel another in peacethe next will be drawn in blood." - George Washington

"An excellent precept for writers: Have a clear idea of all the phrases and expressions you need, and you will find them." - Ximenes Doudan

"A kind Of excellent dumb discourse." - William Shakespeare

"Number, the most excellent of all inventions." - Aeschylus

"Nothing excellent can be done without leisure." - Andre Gide

"The little and short sayings of nice And excellent men are of great value, like the dust of gold, or the least sparks of diamonds." - John Tillotson

"The modern an excellent couturier" - Joris-Karl Huysmans

"Perfect preparation doesn't exist. Excellent adaptation does." - Lauren Fleshman

"Swearing makes an excellent relief mechanism" - David Crystal

"There have been many most excellent poets that never versified, and now swarm many versifiers that need never answer to the name of poets." - Philip Sidney

"A kind Of excellent dumb discourse." - William Shakespeare

"The Law is the true embodiment Of everything that's excellent. It has no kind of fault or flaw, And I, my Lords, embody the Law." - W. S. Gilbert

"And poets by their sufferings grow,- As if there were no more to do, To make a poet excellent, But only want and discontent." - Samuel Butler (poet)

"Crackpot is an excellent job because the expectations are so low. No one ever tells crackpots that they should be doing more." - Scott Adams

"Wealth-the most excellent of all gods." - Aristophanes

"Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man." - Saskya Pandita

"I feel great, the prognosis is excellent." - Steven Cojocaru

"For a developing country, average long-run growth of 5 percent a year per capita is excellent, and 7 percent is stellar." - Alex Berenson

"But the mind is here accepted not for the soul, but for that which is the more excellent in the soul." - Peter Lombard

"I have an excellent internal compass." - Hugh Bonneville

"Careless shepherd make excellent dinner for wolf." - Earl Derr Biggers

"The opera in Los Angeles is excellent." - James Gray

"I supported Hillary Clinton. She would have made an excellent president. I didn't think she could get elected. I thought it was too soon." - Gloria Steinem

"You praise, in three hundred verses, Sabellus, the baths of Ponticus, who gives such excellent dinners. You wish to dine, Sabellus, not to bathe." - Martial

"It is better to remain silent than to speak the truth ill-humoredly, and spoil an excellent dish by covering it with bad sauce." - Saint Francis De Sales

"I despair of ever writing excellent poetry." - Isaac Rosenberg

"Nobody wants a prediction that the future will be more or less like the present, even if that is, statistically speaking, an excellent prediction." - Nathan Myhrvold

"Clay Aiken is amazing beyond that glorious voice. Turns out he is an excellent comic actor and a master of character." - Mike Nichols

"I always knew that I was tremendously creative. I recited love poems, I wrote stories and I got excellent grades in every subject, except for maths." - Shakira

"The Summit of the Americas is an excellent platform to raise awareness and secure commitments from heads of state and different sector leaders regarding Early Childhood Development." - Shakira



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