Calling all current and future educators that need some illuminating truths and lessons on the ins-and-outs of teaching.
Outliers in Education offers an in-depth look into the backgrounds of six educators, each with their own life lessons, accomplishments and hardships. We have scoured each chapter to offer a range of encouraging quotes to get you excited about your future in education!
To find out more about these amazing educators click here. For now, enjoy these inspirational quotes about teaching.
“You never know if you’re going to be a good teacher until you have your first teaching job.”
“One of the fringe benefits of teaching is you make close and lasting friendships.”
“Teaching has to involve passion or it’s stale, and it’s ugly and it’s misguided.”
“We need to teach children to listen to their gut, to that inner voice. Don’t be afraid of that. Listen to it.”
“I’ll see kids being so kind to one another, and it takes my breath away. It’s almost like I get to witness a miracle.”
“As a teacher, anything I do enhances and broadens my horizons. It helps me as a teacher and adds perspective to what I’m doing.”
“Not many people say ‘Oh, I want to be a teacher when I grow up.’ I knew I was never going to drive my dream car. But, I stop and think that maybe I did choose well, because I don’t know how many people feel as lucky as I do.”
“The best advice I could give a teacher is love your kids. The hardest kids in the class are probably the ones you will love the most.”
“If you’re going to teach writing, don’t talk a lot about how to do it; you want them to do it. You’re going to encourage them and direct them, but you don’t want to get in their way and you don’t want to jump up and down about a misplaced modifier or double negative. Rather, keep them going, keep them writing, and keep them encouraged.”
“Writing is a process of discovery and you learn where you’re going when you’re there. You start to write and the thoughts come to you as you write, and you end up at a place that may surprise you.”
“If you look at educators who aren’t passionate about what they are doing it’s heartbreaking… a teacher sets the tone for the classroom.”
“In order to be an effective teacher you have to love your students as human beings and you have to love teaching.”
“What a gift for any teacher to see the students smile and live up to their potential. That’s the reward. That’s humbling to be a witness to something like that.”
“Everyday that I get to walk into the classroom I feel humbled with such gratitude. IT’s such a great privilege to be with these children at the most important time in their lives. They come in and the day begins and their smiles fill the world in that little building.”