12 quotes to remind you why you chose to teach

Sarah Salmon

Monday, 13 August 2018

It's a natural fact of life that at some point in your life and professional career, you're going to feel the burden of working life blues.

Those creeping feelings of doubt and heaviness run riot in the build up of going back to school for a fresh academic year despite the weeks of wind-down and pleasure you're all enjoying now.

We've rounded up some of the most inspirational and motivating quotes to help remind you why you chose to teach in the first place!

Dust off those nerves before venturing back into the classroom come September and refresh your memory as to why your teaching career helps transform this world.




"Speak to your children as if they were the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become" 
– Brooke Hampton

"The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspectives" 
– Robert John Meehan

"No matter what each school day throws at you, always remember one thing: The bag of candy hidden inside your desk drawer can fix anything" 
– Anonymous


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"Teach on, warriors. You are the first responders. The front line. The disconnection detectives. What you do in those classrooms when no one else is watching - it's our best hope" 

– Anonymous


"Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each chid is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding" 
– Robert John Meehan


"Every child you pass in the hall has a story that needs to be heard. Maybe you are the one meant to hear it" 
– Bethany Hill


"Students care how much you know until they know how much you care" 
– Anonymous

"I am enough of a realist to understand that I can't reach every child, but I am more of an optimisit to get up every morning and try" 
– Preston Morgan

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"Excellence in education is when we do everything that we can to make sure they become everything that they can be" 
– Carol Ann Tomlinson

"Praise loudly, correct softly" 
– Anonymous

"The kids that need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving of ways"
– Anonymous

"Teachers who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, usually do" 
– Anonymous




About our Community Expert


Sarah Salmon
Digital Marketing Executive

With a background in social media management and editorial writing for jewellery and gemmological education, Sarah is the Digital Marketing Executive at Opogo.

Sarah has extensive experience in facilitating the sourcing of industry research, editing copy, writing web content and utilising social media to secure an ever-growing social audience.

Sarah is the voice of Opogo across all our social channels.

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