There are few things in life that are as fulfilling as watching a child learn and develop. Sometimes a few inspirational quotes for teachers can go a long way and remind us how much it means. The following are inspirational quotes about teaching children that describe the importance and impact that teachers have in early childhood education. Use this as inspiration. Thank your teacher.
“You cannot make people learn. You can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen.”
– Vince Gowmon
While the subject matter you choose to teach your children is important, it’s also important that you create a comfortable and safe environment for them to learn in.
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”
It’s more important that you help develop an interest and joy for the act of learning than to try and get them to remember your lessons. As a teacher of young children, your primary goal should be to teach them how to learn and to inspire them to love learning.
“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play, children learn how to learn.”
– O. Fred Donaldson
Young children learn via experience. Let them have fun and find ways in which they can engage in the learning process through a variety of activities. It’s not until they’re a little bit older that they will be ready to begin learning by simply listening to and observing their teachers.
“Even the wisest mind has something yet to learn.”
– George Santayana
Just because you’re the teacher and the children are your students does not mean that you cannot learn from them. Understanding that your children have the ability to teach you things about yourself and about the teaching process will allow you to grow and develop into a more effective teacher, which will help benefit your future students.
“A mistake is a crash-course in learning.”
– Billy Anderson
Young children tend to make lots of mistakes, whether it’s a simple mistake involving something you’re trying to teach them or a social mistake, such as tripping one of their classmates during playtime. It’s important that you don’t get too frustrated by such mistakes and that you deal with them in an even-mannered and fair way; after all, one of the ways children learn is through the mistakes they make.
“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”
– Victor Hugo
The impact you have on how children develop shouldn’t be understated. By creating a safe and comfortable learning environment, and encouraging your children to be curious about learning and to not be afraid to ask questions, you could inspire them to greater things and potentially help them avoid some of the pitfalls in life.
These are just a few of our favorite quotes about the teaching profession. What are yours? Leave them in the comments section!