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200 Best Teacher Appreciation Thank You Quotes And Messages

1. “Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers)


2. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”


3. “The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.” Alexandra K. Trenfor


4. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”


5. No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you. Althea Gibson


6. He who opens a school door closes a prison. Victor Hugo


7. I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. Alexander The Great


8. “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.”


9. The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. Mark Van Doren


10. You are making a difference every day.


11. “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” John C. Dana


12. I am not a teacher but ab awakener. Robert Frost


13. Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten, B.K. Skinner


14. The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity. Robert Brault.


15. Everybody’s a teacher if you listen. Doris Roberts


16. Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. Fred Rogers


17. A teacher ignites the fire that fuels a student’s thirst for knowledge, curiosity and wisdom.


18. Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives. Andy Rooney


19. “Be a wonderful role model because you will be the window through which many children will see their future.” Thomas Mckinnon


20. A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank … but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child. Forest Witcraft


21. “When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.”


22. “Be a wonderful role model because you will be the window through which many children will see their future.”


23. One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child. Maria Montessori


24. Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task. Haim Ginott


25. Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. Aristotle.


26. One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world. Malala Yousafzai


27. “If you can read this, thank a teacher.”


28. What we learn with pleasure we never forget. Alfred Mercier


29. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William A. Ward


30. “Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award.” William Prince


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


32. Be the person you needed when you were younger


33. “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.”


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


35. “A teacher plants the seeds of knowledge, sprinkles them with love, and patiently nurtures their growth to produce tomorrow’s dreams.”Author unknown


36. “The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate ‘apparently ordinary’ people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.”


37. “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”


38. “A good teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.”


39. “Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.” Anatole France


40. I have learned that, although I am a good teacher, I am a much better student, and I was blessed to learn valuable lessons from my students on a daily basis. They taught me the importance of teaching to a student, and not to a test. Erin Gruwell


41. “The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.”


42. The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth.’ Dan Rather


43. In every lesson give yourself the opportunity to learn from the class in the same way that they learn from you.


44. “When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.” The Talmud


45. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”


46. Be a wonderful role model because you will be the window through which many children will see their future. Thomas Mckinnon


47. Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself. Chinese proverb


48. He saw talent, he saw hope, he saw a future. He believed in me so much I began to believe in myself. Danielle Glick


49. “To teach is to learn twice.” Joseph Joubert


50. Your heart is slightly bigger than the average human heart but that’s because you’re a teacher. Aaron Bacall


51. Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. John C. Dana


52. “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” American proverb


53. Teachers who are crazy enough to think they can change the world usually do.


54. “I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks…” William Shakespeare From:Twelfth Night


55. “Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.”


56. To teach, learn. To learn, teach. Mokokoma Mokhonoana


57. “I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.” John Wooden


58. “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.”


59. Teachers who inspire realize there will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. There will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones, it all depends on how we use them.


60. “A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.”


61. Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. Jack Handey


62. “Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.” Nikos Kazantzakis


63. I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession. John Wooden


64. Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the Earth. Helen Caldicott


65. Great teachers are great mentors. Lailah Gifty Akita


66. Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. Bob Talbert


67. The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. Plato


68. “Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.”


69. “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” Mark Van Doren


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


71. Teachers who love teaching teach children to love learning.


72. If you can read this, thank a teacher. American proverb


73. Nine-tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole France


74. To teach is to touch a life forever.


75. “Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.”


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


77. Without teacher appreciation there can’t be any student progress. Theresa Grimm


78. “I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” Lily Tomlin (“Edith Ann”)


79. “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.”


80. “A mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”


81. Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten. Mary Catherine Bateson


82. The teacher … must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work.” Maria Montessori


83. “Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.” Ann Lieberman


84. “A mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes


85. The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’ Maria Montessori


86. “What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” Karl Menninger


87. Because my teacher believed in me, I never gave up. Now I am flying towards my dreams. Heidi McDonald


88. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”


89. Even where there are no schools, there are teachers. Sharad Vivek Sagar


90. “What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased.”


91. “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”


92. The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. Robert M. Hutchins


93. “One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.” Maria Montessori


94. “A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.” Author Unknown


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


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


97. Teachers plant the seeds of knowledge that last a lifetime.


98. “If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes.” Guy Kawasaki


99. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” William Butler Yeats


100. “Not all superheroes have capes, some have Teaching Degrees.”


101. “What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased.” Author Unknown


102. “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” Alfred Mercier


103. “One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.”


104. “The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” Author Unknown


105. “A good teacher can inspire hope; ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”


106. Teachers encourage minds to think, hands to create and hearts to love.


107. “If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.” Will Rodgers


108. “It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.” Author Unknown


109. Whoever first coined the phrase ‘you’re the wind beneath my wings’ most assuredly was reflecting on the sublime influence of a very special teacher. Frank Trujillo


110. The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. Kahlil Gibran


111. “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.”


112. I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think. Socrates.


113. A truly special teacher is very wise, and sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes. Author Unknown


114. “None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots.” Thurgood Marshall


115. To teach is to learn twice. Joseph Joubert


116. Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers. Josef Albers


117. Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. Abdul Kalan


118. “Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.”


119. “What a gift for any teacher to see the students smile and live up to their potential. That’s the reward. That’s humbling to be a witness to something like that.”


120. “Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.” Andy Rooney


121. “Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.” Author Unknown


122. “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”Voltaire


123. “The great teacher is not the man who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people.”


124. A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart.


125. “Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.”


126. The influence of a good teacher can never be erased.


127. The secret of good teaching is to regard the child’s intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination. Dr. Maria Montessori


128. Teachers are endless Fragrance, which lasts forever in mind of students as Knowledge. Samar Sudha


129. “Not all superheroes have capes, some have Teaching Degrees.” Author Unknown


130. A good teacher, like a good entertainer, first must hold his audience’s attention then he can teach his lesson. John Henrik Clarke


131. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. William Arthur Ward.


132. “The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.” Plato


133. “If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.”


134. “My teacher thought I was smarter than I was – so I was.” Six Year Old


135. Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.”Chinese proverb


136. “Because my teacher believed in me, I never gave up. Now I am flying towards my dreams.” Heidi McDonald


137. A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. Horace Mann


138. Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world. Nelson Mandela


139. “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”


140. A teacher plants the seeds of knowledge, sprinkles them with love and patiently nurtures their growth to produce tomorrow’s dreams.


141. Not all superheroes have capes, some have Teaching Degrees. Author Unknown


142. “One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” Carl Jung


143. “A good teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.” Thomas Carruthers


144. True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own. Nikos Kazantzakis


145. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”


146. The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see. Alexandra Trenfor


147. The students who challenge their teachers the most, need their teachers the most. Heidi McDonald


148. “The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” Robert M. Hutchins


149. Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre. Gail Godwin


150. “Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.”


151. Teachers are our greatest public servants; they spend their lives educating our young people and shaping our nation for tomorrow. Solomon Ortiz


152. “The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.”


153. Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be. Rita Pierson


154. “Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” Josef Albers


155. Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story


156. Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward


157. A good teacher is like a candle. It consumes itself to light the way for others.


158. “Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.”


159. “Genius without education is like silver in the mine.”


160. “It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.”


161. A mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes


162. “I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand.” Chinese Proverb


163. Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats


164. “A truly special teacher is very wise, and sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes.” Author Unknown


165. “Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.”


166. I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. John Steinbeck


167. “One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.”


168. “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” Bob Talbert


169. Teachers play such an enormous role in forming, not just teaching them, but forming character in our kids. We really have to thank them for what they do. They are really the core that makes our society work. Jeanine Pirro


170. It shouldn’t matter how slowly a child learns as long as we are encouraging them not to stop. Robert John Meehan


171. Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system. Sidney Hook


172. “Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”


173. “The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’”


174. “I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.”


175. “The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate ‘apparently ordinary’ people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.” K. Patricia Cross


176. The influence of teachers extends beyond the classroom well into the future. F. Sionil Jose


177. “To stimulate life, leaving it then free to develop, to unfold, herein lies the first task of the teacher.” Maria Montessori


178. “The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” Khalil Gibran


179. Every child is gifted. They just unwrap their packages at different times.


180. The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book. Unknown


181. I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise, of ordinary people leading ordinary lives. Tracy Chapman


182. I will venture to maintain that where the teacher is not pleasing to the pupil, there is no education. Xenophon


183. If you have to put someone on a pedestal put teachers. They are society’s heroes. Guy Kawasaki


184. “The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.'” Maria Montessori


185. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. C. S. Lewis


186. A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations. Patricia Neal


187. “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” Tom Brokaw


188. “A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.”


189. When we strive to become better teachers than we are, everyone in our classroom becomes better too. Robert John Meehan


190. “Genius without education is like silver in the mine.” Benjamin Franklin


191. Teachers shouldn’t make the mistake of always thinking they’re the smartest person in the room. Taylor Mali


192. “The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth.'” Dan Rather


193. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou


194. Teaching is the greatest act of optimism. Colleen Wilcox


195. “I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.” John Steinbeck


196. It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.


197. “If teaching is to be effective with young children, it must assist them to advance on the way to independence. It must initiate them into those kinds of activities which they can perform themselves and which keep them from being a burden to others because of their inabilities. We must help them to learn how to walk without assistance, to run, to go up and down the stairs, to pick up fallen objects, to dress and undress, to wash themselves, to express their needs in a way that is clearly understood, and to attempt to satisfy their desires through their own efforts. All this is part of an education for independence.” Maria Montessori


198. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher. Temple Grandin


199. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” Cynthia Ozick


200. “If we could say, ‘We are respectful and courteous in our dealing with children, we treat them as we should like to be treated ourselves,’ we should have mastered a great educational principle and be setting an example of good education. ” Maria Montessori

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