Unique Motivational Quotes for Teachers for 2021 and Beyond

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In 2020 the role of a teacher has shifted dramatically and now includes a virtual aspect that can present unique challenges. With this in mind, I compiled a list of unique motivational quotes for teachers to help encourage our educators during these unprecedented times.

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Motivational Quotes for Teachers

"You are making a difference in a child's life every day." -Unknown

"Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions." -Unknown

"You don't just teach; you inspire." -Unknown 


"It takes a big heart to shape little minds." -Unknown

"You are somebody's reason to smile." -Unknown

"Teaching is tough, but so are you." -Unknown

"Teachers encourage minds to think, hands to create, and hearts to love." -Unknown

"Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students." — Charles Kuralt

"Students don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. -Unknown

"Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops. – Henry Brooks Adams


 Cute Teacher Quotes and Gift Ideas

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"Because Virtual Teaching"

"A Great Teacher is Hard to Find and Impossible to Forget"
"It Takes a Lot of Sparkle to Teach Little Minds"

"Best Teacher Ever"

"It Takes a Big Heart to Shape Little Minds"

"If you can read this, Teacher is off duty"

"Teacher: Opening minds, inspiring hearts"

Famous Quotes for Teachers

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"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." 

― William Arthur Ward

"Good teaching must be slow enough so that it is not confusing, and fast enough so that it is not boring."

― Sidney J. Harris

Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.

"Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges."
Joyce Meyer

"If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society's heroes."
Guy Kawasaki

"If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around." -Jim Rohn

Bible Quotes for Teachers

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"People don’t light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way let your light shine in front of people. Then they will see the good that you do and praise your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:15-16 NIV)  

"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." (Proverbs 22:6, NIV)

"Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants. I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!" (Deuteronomy 32:2-3, NIV)

"The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher." (Luke 6:40, NIV)

"A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." (Proverbs 11:25, NIV)

 “And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me. But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea.” (Matthew 18:5-6)

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you" (Psalm 32:8, ESV)

"Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life." (Proverbs 4:13, ESV).

"Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning." (Proverbs 9:9, ESV) 

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