Inspirational Teaching Quotes

I am sure many of you will be familiar with some of these wonderful quotes from famous people on teaching and education. After passing this wall at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, so many times in the past, yesterday I stopped, read, reflected – then took a panorama shot of the wall! We should never take for granted, as educators of drama, the influence we have on the students we teach.


Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. John Dewey

I touch the future – I teach. Christa McAuliffe

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. Henry Adams

By learning you will teach. By teaching you will learn. Latin proverb.

There is no place in any education jurisdiction for educators with stifled perceptions of who indigenous students are, or what they can achieve. Chris Sarra

The highest result of education is tolerance. Helen Keller

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. Albert Einstein

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin

Whilst academic education is important, it is even more important that the membership of everyone is valued. Shanaka Fernando

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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