This week on the blog, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, I’m sharing some of my favorite teacher quotes.
My work in the financial services industry became immensely meaningful in 2008, when I first started doing retirement planning for school teachers. I had the honor of facilitating Lunch ‘n Learn workshops for educators at local elementary schools. Then as a follow up, I met with teachers one-on-one to help them get their finances in order, so they could plan for a financially secure retirement.
It was in those private, one-on-one meetings, getting to know these teachers on a more intimate level, that I learned how truly dedicated, hard-working and caring our school teachers really are.
Not only do they selflessly pour their heart and souls into the ever-blossoming minds of their students, but they tirelessly have to deal with school district bureaucracy and the never-ending (sometimes demanding) needs of the parents.
School teachers do all of this working way over forty hours a week, and for not-so-great pay.
Theirs truly is a labor of love.
Which is why I constantly find myself inspired by my school teacher clients.
In fact, I even created a Pinterest Board: Inspiring Teacher Quotes. Here are a few that I love:
“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.” ~Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
“We are not just teachers, we are the managers of the world’s greatest resource: Children!” ~Robert John Meehan
“Teachers plant seeds that will grow forever.” Unknown
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~Nelson Mandela
“The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” Unknown
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ~Albert Einstein
“Teaching is a work of heart.” Unknown
“What you teach today may someday light the world.” ~L.W. Fox
“A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart.” Unknown
“Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.” ~Ann Lieberman
“You must never be fearful of what you are doing when it is right.” ~Rosa Parks
“Without teachers, life would have no class.” Unknown
“Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning.” ~Robert John Meehan
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind.” ~ Albert Einstein
“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.” ~Colleen Wilcox
“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” ~Ferdinand Foch
“To teach is to touch a life forever.” Unknown
“A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~Henry Brooks Adams
“It takes a big heart to shape little minds.” Unknown
“A Teacher’s Prayer: Let wisdom guide my heart and help me keep in mind that each and every student is a precious one of a kind.” Unknown
If you are a school teacher reading this, speaking on behalf of all parents, we see how hard you work and how dedicated you are to your students. Please know that you have our utmost respect and appreciation.
Thank you for making the world a better place by sharing your heart and wisdom with our children.
Check out my Pinterest Board: Inspiring Teacher Quotes