Every now and then we all could use some motivation and inspiration, or even just a reminder of why we do what we do. Here are the top 12 inspirational teacher quotes to do just that!
12. "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." -- Derek Bok, President, Harvard University
11. "The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." -- Mark Van Doren
10. "I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework." -- Lily Tomlin
9. "The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself." -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton
8. "A child miseducated is a child lost." -- John F. Kennedy
7. "The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind." -- Kahlil Gibran
6. "Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." -- Malcolm X
5. "Being able to help someone learn something is a talent." -- Margaret Riel
4. "Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important." -- Bill Gates
3. "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." -- William Arthur Ward
2. "I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well." -- Alexander the Great
1. "Teaching is not just a job. It is a human service, and it must be thought of as a mission." -- Dr. Ralph Tyler
E.K. Garcia is a writer at www.TeachHUB.com and the author of The Top 12 Inspirational Teacher Quotes which is part of a new, exciting series made available by TeachHUB.com. TeachHUB.com is a new, online resource center designed by teachers, for teachers and is tailored to address the everyday needs of teachers both inside and outside of the classroom. To view the entire TeachHUB Top 12 series as well as other articles by E.K. Garcia, visit www.TeachHUB.com.