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Teacher Quotes

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Quotes from and for educators which inspire the love of learning and teaching :)

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"I am not the first person to say this, but one of the best things you can do as a lifelong learner is this: when you learn something new, instead of saying 'Why is no one talking about this?' look for the people who HAVE been talking about it and amplify their work." - Alex Shevrin Venet, Educator

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"I am not the first person to say this, but one of the best things you can do as a lifelong learner is this: when you learn something new, instead of saying 'Why is no one talking about this?' look for the people who HAVE been talking about it and amplify their work." - Alex Shevrin Venet, Educator

"My 5-year-old explained to me today that it's okay when she makes a mistake because she’s growing the neurons in her brain. I just want to hug her teacher." - Erin Brisbin, Teacher Teacher Quotes, Neurons, 5 Year Olds, Making Mistakes, Education Quotes, Its Okay, 5 Years, Hug, Brain

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"My 5-year-old explained to me today that it's okay when she makes a mistake because she’s growing the neurons in her brain. I just want to hug her teacher." - Erin Brisbin, Teacher

"My dad used to tell me all the time: 'Nobody knows what you planned; they only know what you did.' He would then ask: 'Did they learn? Were they loved? Then what you did matters, not what you planned!'" - Alex T. Valencic, Educator Teacher Quotes, Education Quotes, My Dad, To Tell, Teaching, How To Plan, Love, Island, Amor

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"My dad used to tell me all the time: 'Nobody knows what you planned; they only know what you did.' He would then ask: 'Did they learn? Were they loved? Then what you did matters, not what you planned!'" - Alex T. Valencic, Educator

"How about instead of trying to 'identify gaps' we applaud children and young people for what they have dealt with and ask them what extra things they learned while they were away?" - Sue Cowley, Educator Teacher Quotes, Education Quotes, Young People, Teaching Ideas, School Ideas, Learning, Children, Young Children, Boys

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"How about instead of trying to 'identify gaps' we applaud children and young people for what they have dealt with and ask them what extra things they learned while they were away?" - Sue Cowley, Educator

"Sixth grader: I don't like it when teachers say, 'YOU'RE going through a lot.' I like it when they say, 'WE'RE going through a lot' -- and emphasize that we're all in this together." - Phyllis Fagell, Counselor and Author Teacher Quotes, Education Quotes, Like Me, Author, Teaching, Sayings, Lyrics, Teacher Qoutes, Educational Quotes

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"Sixth grader: I don't like it when teachers say, 'YOU'RE going through a lot.' I like it when they say, 'WE'RE going through a lot' -- and emphasize that we're all in this together." - Phyllis Fagell, Counselor and Author

"I rebranded online "office hours" to "Get Stuff Done Club." I log in and put some music on, and students pop in to ask a question or stay on the zoom to do their work. Successful so far!" - Alex Shevrin Venet Online S, Teacher Quotes, Education Quotes, Getting Things Done, Success, How To Get, Teaching, This Or That Questions, Pop

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"I rebranded online "office hours" to "Get Stuff Done Club." I log in and put some music on, and students pop in to ask a question or stay on the zoom to do their work. Successful so far!" - Alex Shevrin Venet

“Cultural responsiveness is not a practice; it’s what informs our practice so we can make better teaching choices for eliciting, engaging, motivating, supporting, and expanding the intellectual capacity of ALL our students.” - Zaretta Hammond Make Good Choices, Teacher Quotes, Education Quotes, Students, Teaching, Motivation, How To Make, Teacher Qoutes, Educational Quotes

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“Cultural responsiveness is not a practice; it’s what informs our practice so we can make better teaching choices for eliciting, engaging, motivating, supporting, and expanding the intellectual capacity of ALL our students.” - Zaretta Hammond

"It's not about fostering a love of books that I love. It's about finding books THE STUDENTS might love and ones they maybe wouldn't find on their own." - Heather Lippert, Teacher Teacher Quotes, Education Quotes, The Fosters, Students, Teaching, My Love, Books, Libros, Teacher Qoutes

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"It's not about fostering a love of books that I love. It's about finding books THE STUDENTS might love and ones they maybe wouldn't find on their own." - Heather Lippert, Teacher

“Self care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” Eleanor Brownn, Author Author Quotes, Teacher Quotes, Selfish, Education Quotes, Kids And Parenting, Self Care, Empty, Teaching, Canning

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“Self care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” Eleanor Brownn, Author

"This year, I had my students write down what they wanted to hear on tough days. I collected those notes and handed them out when I saw students needed them. The power of their own positive words returning to them made a difference." - Danielle Sicotte, Teacher Teaching Aids, Tough Day, Teacher Quotes, Positive Words, Study Tips, Education Quotes, Notes, Positivity, Writing

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"This year, I had my students write down what they wanted to hear on tough days. I collected those notes and handed them out when I saw students needed them. The power of their own positive words returning to them made a difference." - Danielle Sicotte, Teacher

“Sometimes kids just need to know there is someone else in their corner. Thank you for being that someone." - Danny Steele, Principal Teacher Quotes, Someone Elses, Education Quotes, Need To Know, Schools, Career, Teaching, Kids, Furniture

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“Sometimes kids just need to know there is someone else in their corner. Thank you for being that someone." - Danny Steele, Principal

"Being a teacher is an essential connection between what is and what can be." - Teresa Thayer Snyder Insightful Quotes, Inspirational Quotes, Teacher Quotes, Education Quotes, Connection, Career, How To Get, Teaching, Motivation

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"Being a teacher is an essential connection between what is and what can be." - Teresa Thayer Snyder

"In math and science classes: 'What if instead of asking who has the answer, we ask who has the method to solve it?'" - Stephanie Toro, Assistant Professor Teacher Quotes, Math Teacher, International Teaching, Teaching Schools, Science, School Counselor, Education Quotes, Social Skills, Life Skills

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"In math and science classes: 'What if instead of asking who has the answer, we ask who has the method to solve it?'" - Stephanie Toro, Assistant Professor

"If I’ve gotten better at teaching over the years, it’s not because I’ve learned more about my subject; it’s because I’ve learned more about kids." - Monte Syrie, Teacher Teacher Quotes, Education Quotes, Get Well, Over The Years, Memories, Teaching, Kids, Inspiration, Syria

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"If I’ve gotten better at teaching over the years, it’s not because I’ve learned more about my subject; it’s because I’ve learned more about kids." - Monte Syrie, Teacher

"Gentle reminder to myself: You don’t know it all. Allowing myself to believe that and release the pressure of being perfect in a pandemic has not only been a lifesaver, but necessary to leading and finding a way forward." - Jessica Cabeen, Principal High School English, Know It All, Teacher Quotes, Life Savers, Professional Development, Education Quotes, Believe, Teaching, Books

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"Gentle reminder to myself: You don’t know it all. Allowing myself to believe that and release the pressure of being perfect in a pandemic has not only been a lifesaver, but necessary to leading and finding a way forward." - Jessica Cabeen, Principal

"Ask the question twice. First: ‘hands up if you think you know the answer.' Then: ‘hands up if you want to tell me the answer.’ Watch how many leave hands up, because they now *want* to. It’s a small thing but helps build a trusting environment based upon consent." - Mr. Blachford, Teacher First Day Of School, Middle School, Stem For Kids, Project Based Learning, Teacher Quotes, Daily Motivation, Education Quotes, Tell Me, Classroom Management

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"Ask the question twice. First: ‘hands up if you think you know the answer.' Then: ‘hands up if you want to tell me the answer.’ Watch how many leave hands up, because they now *want* to. It’s a small thing but helps build a trusting environment based upon consent." - Mr. Blachford, Teacher