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Math Teachers Quotes


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

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

"I was a B student in math, simply because my teachers liked me, as an actor." - Morgan Freeman

"President Obama said he plans on training 10,000 new math and science teachers. How about teaching math to that economic team of his?" - Jay Leno

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

"I think we need more math majors who don't become mathematicians. More math major doctors, more math major high school teachers, more math major CEOs, more math major senators. But we won't get there unless we dump the stereotype that math is only worthwhile for kid geniuses." - Jordan Ellenberg

"Math was always my bad subject. I couldn't convince my teachers that many of my answers were meant ironically." - Calvin Trillin

"Teachers touch the future." - Anonymous

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

"You know, students who major in elementary education - they're going to be grade school teachers - they have the highest rates of math anxiety of any college major. And they bring that into the classroom. So you find students being introduced to math concepts by teachers who may have not only a lack of training but also a lack of enthusiasm about math." - Anya Kamenetz

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

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

"Injuries are our best teachers." - Scott Jurek

"We need to tap the resource of current and retiring science and math professionals that have both content mastery and the practical experience to serve as effective teachers." - Cathy McMorris

"[Math] curriculum is obsessed with jargon and nomenclature seemingly for no other purpose than to provide teachers with something to test the students on." - Paul Lockhart

"We need to tap the resource of current and retiring science and math professionals that have both content mastery and the practical experience to serve as effective teachers." - Cathy Mcmorris Rodgers

"I'm an expert in higher level math. You + God = Enough" - Zig Ziglar

"Music is nothing but ratios and harmonic math, anyways." - Andrew Sega

"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

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

"The best teachers are the best storytellers." - Frank Smith

"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

"I've definitely had crazy acting teachers." - Matt Bomer

"I'm committed to working with teachers." - Kathleen Wynne

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

"Why don't we have enough teachers of math and science in the public schools? One answer is well, if they knew the subject well, they'd also know enough to work for Google or Goldman Sachs or God knows where." - James Harris Simons

"We must be willing to pay inspiring math and science teachers, who have high paying alternatives in industry, more to teach and reward students who take more challenging courses in high school." - Mark Kennedy

"English was great because I could just write my opinion, and that was good enough. I was terrible in Math, even though I had amazing Math teachers. My favorite subject was either English or History. I had a really awesome high school education." - Ian Harding

"Most of the time I liked school and got good grades. In junior high, though, I hit a stumbling block with math - I used to come home and cry because of how frustrated I was! But after a few good teachers and a lot of perseverance, I ended up loving math and even choosing it as a major when I got to college." - Danica Mckellar

"I'd never been a teacher before, and here I was starting my first day with these eager students. There was a shortage of teachers, and they had been without a math teacher for six months. They were so excited to learn math." - Andrew Shue

"Homework's hard. Especially math. My kids joke with me. They tell me they have homework. I say, 'Okay.' And then I sit down and they say, 'It's math.' 'No! Not math! English, history, anything!'" - Angelina Jolie

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

"Never talk back to a teacher. Teachers are like God. Actually, teachers are God's boss." - Deborah Wiles

"Students deserve great teachers. And teachers deserve the support they need to become great." - Bill Gates

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

"I've come to realise that the best teachers never stop being teachers." - Kimberly Quinn

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

"I love music because it's so fecking brilliant. Music is math, and math is the structure of everything and pretty much perfect." - Karen Marie Moning

"Markets are fundamentally volatile. No way around it. Your prolem is not in the math. There is no math to get you out of having to experience uncertainty." - Ed Seykota

"When my kids were growing up, I wanted their teachers to teach them science, reading, math and history. I also wanted them to care about my kids. But I did not want my children's public school teachers teaching them religion. That was my job as a parent and the job of our church, Sunday school, and youth group." - Adam Hamilton

"To not know math is a severe limitation to understanding the world." - Richard P Feynman

"I'm no quitter, unless it comes to human relationships or math and science." - Dov Davidoff

"I'm bad at math." - John Oates

"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

"I've focused on making sure we have talented teachers and principals in our schools through proposals like the GREAT Teachers and Principals Act and the Presidential Teachers Corps." - Michael Bennet

"When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed." - Marva Collins

"Ye great teachers: listen to what you say!" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

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

"Be pupils of the masses as well as their teachers." - Mao Zedong

"Teachers are about the brightest stars in our constellation." - Peter H. Reynolds

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

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

"I believe that the greatest teachers create thinking students." - David F. Swensen

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

"Art teachers are always the doormats of the previous generation." - Peter Schjeldahl

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

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

"Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself." - Proverbs

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

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

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

"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

"High school music teachers... nobody makes a living off it." - David Ogden Stiers

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

"Good teachers deserve apples; great teachers deserve chocolate. A favorite quotation, written in calligraphy on his office door." - Richard Hamming

"Good teachers realise that the students are the antenna; they are sensing things that the teachers don't yet sense." - Brian Eno

"Can teachers successfully educate children to think for themselves if teachers are not treated as professionals who think for themselves?" - Diane Ravitch

"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

"Kids' views are often just as valid as the teachers'. The best teachers are the ones that know that." - Morley Safer

"Economics anxiety may be even more common than the often identified 'math anxiety,' for unlike math, which has its personal uses, economics is seen as a mysterious set of forces manipulated from above." - Gloria Steinem

"A new study found that students who are taught abstinence end up with better math scores. Of course, if you join the math team, the abstinence takes care of itself." - Jimmy Fallon

"I think I was born 'in to deep,' and bad things happen every day. Sometimes I have to stab hellions. Sometimes I have to frame friends for murder, and stab evil math teachers, and watch my best friend die. Again. We deal with it, then we move on." - Rachel Vincent

"It only takes about 50 contact hours to transmit basic literacy and math skills well enough that kids can be self-teachers from then on. The cry for 'basic skills' practice is a smokescreen behind which schools pre-empt the time of children for twelve years and teach them the six lessons I've just taught you." - John Taylor Gatto

"How can we hope to remain economically competitive in a world in which... 90% of Dutch high-school students take advanced math courses and 100% of teachers in Germany have double majors, while the best we can say about our pocket of excellence is that 75% of American students have learned to critique tactfully?" - Barbara J. Alexander

"I worry about Las Vegas schools. I hear in math, they only teach them to count to 21." - Rita Rudner

"I guess the approach to song writing for me so far has been to use more chords and less math." - Mick Barr

"My father taught only math." - John Updike

"Math just wasn't my favorite. I didn't get how important math is and how it relates to real life. That's why I think I was turned off to it. Once I got down arithmetic and a little bit of algebra, I think I checked out. As I've gotten older, I think there's a lot more relation to math. English was my favorite subject." - Adam Rodriguez

"Teachers are expendable, overworked, underpaid, and many times disrespected by students, parents and higher-ups. Nonetheless, these teachers still show up because there are some who are teachers indeed." - Monica Johnson

"There is no system in the world or any school in the country that is better than its teachers. Teachers are the lifeblood of the success of schools." - Ken Robinson

"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

"Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses," - Pope Paul Vi

"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

"I was very disruptive. I was horrible. I didn't learn like all the other kids. I had to sometimes take my tests out in the hallways because I couldn't focus. But, my teachers would come see me in the plays and were like 'I don't understand how you can focus and be in the moment in a play and you go into math class and you can't focus." - Eliza Coupe

"I was very disruptive. I was horrible. I didn't learn like all the other kids. I had to sometimes take my tests out in the hallways because I couldn't focus. But, my teachers would come see me in the plays and were like 'I don't understand how you can focus and be in the moment in a play and you go into math class and you can't focus.'" - Eliza Coupe

"You may end up with a different math, but you're entitled to your math. I'm entitled to the math." - Karl Rove

"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

"Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops." - Henry Adams

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

"Teachers are the agents through which knowledge and skills are communicated and rules of conduct enforced." - John Dewey

"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

"Most of my school friends and even a few of my teachers called me Duck." - Donald Dunn

"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

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

"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

"Instill respect for teachers." - Henry Louis Gates

"Teachers teach and do the world good, Kings just rule and most are never understood" - KRS-One

"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

"My mistakes have been some of the best teachers of my life." - Kelly Cutrone

"Teachers shouldn't make the mistake of always thinking they're the smartest person in the room" - Taylor Mali

"I owe a lot to my teachers and mean to pay them back some day." - Stephen Leacock

"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

"A Warrior knows that his best teachers are the people whom he shares the battlefield." - Paulo Coelho

"My parents are both teachers, so we had the summers off." - Vanessa L. Williams

"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

"In differentiated classrooms, teachers begin where students are, not the front of a curriculum guide." - Carol Ann Tomlinson

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

"Books are ... companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of mind. Books are humanity in print." - Barbara Tuchman

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

"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



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