Inspiration for Teachers
Inspiration for Teachers
Teachers play a major role in the development of our society. They inspire, motivate and pass on knowledge. It's important to remember that each and everyone of us is a teacher. Each day we learn and teach one another whether this be in a class room, at work, or at home. No matter what, there are always lessons to be learnt and practiced.
Inspirational Teacher Quotes
Here is a collection of some inspirational teacher quotes.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge
I am not a teacher but an awakener
~Robert Frost Quotes
The great teacher is not the man who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people.
~More Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.
~Henry Adams Quotes
By learning you will teach; by teaching you will understand.
We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.
~Ben Sweetland Quotes
Seldom was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
~Bishop Hall Quotes
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn
~John Lubbock Quotes
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
~Malcom S. Forbes Quotes
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself.
Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
~John Cotton Dana
Watch this beautiful Flash Presentation
Make A Difference Movie - The Teddy Stallard Story
This a beautiful and inspirational flash movie about how one teacher can make a difference. In my opinion, this presentation is exceptional and will most definitely impact all those who watch it. It is a story that will touch your heart and I am sure that you will watch many times over. Bookmark and email this page to all your friends encouraging them to watch this movie.
Be sure to watch both versions. Start with the short version first.
Who I Am Makes A Difference Movie - The Blue Ribbon Story
If you liked the Teddy Stallard Movie then you'll love this one as well. Based on a true story about a teacher who honored her students with a blue ribbon by telling them the difference that each of them made. She then asked each student in turn to honor another person by doing the same. This action profoundly altered a 14 year-old boy's life.
Click here to watch The Blue Ribbon Story.
Inspirational Teacher Stories and Poems
- One Teacher Can Make A Difference! Poem
Short Poem of how one teacher can make a difference. "One Teacher can destroy the heart and mind of one student or many students."......
- Inspiring Teachers - Inspirational Teacher Poem
Read this inspiring poem by Ray A. Lingenfelter. "I dreamed I stood in a studio And watched two sculptors there, The clay they used was a young child's mind And they fashioned it with care." more.....
- Teacher Poems
Free teacher poems to show appreciation for teachers. "The Teacher Gets An A Plus", "Number One Teacher", "A Teacher for All Seasons", "If I Could Teach You, Teacher", "Now That You're Retiring" and many more.
Letter To A Teacher
Inspirational Letter Written by Abraham Lincoln
Read the inspiring letter written by Abraham Lincoln which was sent to the headmaster of a school where his son was attending.
A must read for all teachers.
Letter To A Teacher
by Abraham Lincoln
He will have to learn, I know,
that all men are not just,all men are not true.
But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero;
that for every selfish Politician,there is a dedicated leader
Teach him for every enemy there is a friend,
Steer him away from envy,if you can,
teach him the secret of quiet laughter.
Let him learn early that the bullies are the easiest to lick
Teach him, if you can,the wonder of books
But also give him quiet time
to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky,
bees in the sun,and the flowers on a green hillside.
In the school teach him
it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat
Teach him to have faith in his own ideas,
even if everyone tells him they are wrong
Teach him to be gentle with gentle people,
and tough with the tough.
Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd
when everyone is getting on the band wagon
Teach him to listen to all men
but teach him also to filter
all he hears on a screen of truth,
and take only the good that comes through.
Teach him if you can,how to laugh when he is sad
Teach him there is no shame in tears,
Teach him to scoff at cynics
and to beware of too much sweetness
Teach him to sell his brawn and brain to the highest bidders
but never to put a price-tag on his heart and soul.
Teach him to close his ears to a howling mob
and to stand and fight if he thinks he's right.
Treat him gently,but do not cuddle him,
because only the test of fire makes fine steel.
Let him have the courage to be impatient
let him have the patience to be brave.
Teach him always to have sublime faith in himself,
because then he will have sublime faith in mankind.
This is a big order,but see what you can do
He is such a fine little fellow,my son!
Top 10 Inspirational Teacher Movies
Here is a list of 10 inspirational teacher movies that you should watch.
1- Dead Poet's Society
2- Mr. Holland's Opus
3- Freedom Writer's
Motivating and inspiring movie featuring Hilary Swank as Erin Gruwell. This is actually based on a true story about a young teacher who connects with her troubled students by giving them an assignment to create a diary of their life using Ann Frank as a role model.
4- To Sir With Love
5- Stand and Deliver
6- Lean on Me
7- Music of the Heart
8- Dangerous Minds
9- My Fair Lady
10- Take The Lead