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    90 Best Teacher Appreciation Quotes to Thank Your Educators

    What do you get teachers who teach well & impact your life? These teacher appreciation quotes can help!

    Teachers deserve our gratitude and respect. They dedicate their lives to teaching children and guiding them through life. In return, they receive little recognition.

    If you want to show teachers some love, consider these ways to reward them: 

    • Send a card to the teacher you admire. Customize it according to their qualities, traits & the impact they have had on your life.
    • If you just want to thank your teacher, then consider including a quote from the below list, which stands true for every great teacher. 
    • It’s important to thank your teachers. Whichever way you do this, make sure to follow through & express your token of love & gratitude!

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    Best Teacher Appreciation Quotes

    1. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”- Henry Brooks Adams
    2. “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai
    3. “If you can read this, thank a teacher.”- American Proverb
    Image of teacher appreciation quotes If you can read this thank a teacher American Proverb

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    1. “When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.”- Dalai Lama
    2. “A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.”- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
    3. “A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.”- Ever Garrison
    4. “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” – Tom Brokaw
    5. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward
    6. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”- Carl W. Buechner
    7. “Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” – Lady Bird Johnson
    8. “The great teacher is not the man who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
    9. “What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” – Karl Menninger
    10. “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” – Alexander the Great
    11. “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
    12. “Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.” – Chinese Proverb
    13. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”- Albert Einstein
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    Image of teacher appreciation quotes It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge Albert Einstein

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    1. “Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of the individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honor for me.” – APJ Abdul Kalam
    2. “Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.”- Anatole France
    3. “Being able to help someone learn something is a talent.” – Margaret Riel
    4. “A good teacher can inspire hope; ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” – Brad Henry
    5. “Summer vacation is the time when parents realize teachers are grossly underpaid.”- Unknown
    6. “Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.” – Sidney Hook
    7. “Teaching is not just a job. It is a human service, and it must be thought of as a mission.”- Dr. Ralph Tyler
    8. “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” – Japanese Proverb
    9. “Those who know, do. Those who understand, teach.”- Aristotle
    10. “To teach is to learn twice.” – Joseph Joubert
    11. “What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?” – Marcus T. Cicero
    12. “One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.”- Carl Jung
    13.  “When we strive to become better teachers than we are, everyone in our classroom becomes better too.”- Robert John Meehan
    14. “Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.” – Ann Lieberman
    Image of teacher appreciation quotes Great teachers empathize with kids respect them and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon Ann Lieberman

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    1. “Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”- John C. Maxwell
    2. “Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.”  – Helen Peters
    3. “Be a wonderful role model because you will be the window through which many children will see their future.” – Thomas Mckinnon
    4. “He who opens a school door closes a prison.”  – Victor Hugo
    5. “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
    6. “I can’t believe I just saw my teacher at the grocery store! I thought she lived in her classroom! –Heidi McDonald
    7. “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
    8. “Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.”- Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers)
    9. “Educators are the only people who lose sleep over other people’s kids.” –Nicholas A. Ferroni
    10. “Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” – Jacques Barzun
    11. “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
    12. “Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.”  – Gail Godwin
    13. My teacher thought I was smarter than I was – so I was.”- Six-Year-Old Child
    14. “If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes.”- Guy Kawasaki
    15. “In order to be an effective teacher you have to love your students as human beings and you have to love teaching.”- Maribeth Sublette
    16. “Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” – Solomon Ortiz
    17. “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talbert
    18. “One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.” – Philip Wylie
    19. “When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.”- The Talmud
    20. “Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.” – Horace Mann
    21. “A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.”- Unknown
    22. “Not all superheros wear capes, some have teaching degrees.” – Unknown
    23. “It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.”- Unknown
    24. “I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment.” – James Levine
    25. “Not all superheroes have capes, some have Teaching Degrees.”- Unknown
    26. “Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.”— Charles Kuralt
    27. “Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.” – Unknown
    28. “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”- John Dewy
    29. “Your heart is slightly bigger than the average human heart, but that’s because you’re a teacher.” – Aaron Bacall
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    Image of teacher appreciation quotes Your heart is slightly bigger than the average human heart but thats because youre a teacher Aaron Bacall
    1. What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased.” – Unknown
    2. “A teacher’s job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded.”- D. Martin
    3. “Teaching: the only profession where you steal things from home and bring them to work.” –Unknown
    4. “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.”- Mary Vallelonga
    5. “Cheers to all of the teachers who give out pencils every single day who know that they’ll never get them back.”- Unknown
    6. “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”- Mark Van Doren
    7. “Don’t judge a teacher until you’ve walked a mile in her shoes.”- Unknown
    8. “I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.” – John Wooden
    9. “I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.”- Lily Tomlin
    10. “A teacher’s job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded.” –Darwin D. Martin
    11. “The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” – Unknown
    12. “Teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts; it is acquiring understanding.”—William Arthur Ward
    13. “Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” – Josef Albers
    14. “Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.” –Scott Hayden
    15. “The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.”- Alexandra K. Trenfor
    16. “It’s the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom.” –Michael Morpurgo
    17. “Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award.”- William Prince
    18. “Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” –Joyce Meyer
    19. “The teacher … must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work.”-  Maria Montessori
    20. “To this end, the greatest asset of a school is the personality of the teacher.” –John Strachan
    21. “In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”- Phil Collins
    22. “The best teacher of children, in brief, is one who is essentially childlike.” –H. L. Mencken
    23. “Without teachers, life would have no class.”- Unknown
    24. “Good teachers are the ones who can challenge young minds without losing their own.” –Unknown
    25. “A truly amazing teacher is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget.”- Unknown
    26. “The duties of a teacher are neither few nor small, but they elevate the mind and give energy to the character.” –Dorothea Dix”
    27. “A teacher nourishes the soul of a child for a lifetime.”- Unknown
    28. “A truly special teacher is very wise and sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes.”- Unknown
    29. “Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.” –Colleen Wilcox
    30. “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
    31. “Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.” –Colleen Wilcox

    How to Write a Thank You Message for Your Teacher

    Image with Thank you written on it

    If you want to write an appreciation message for your teacher (or your child’s teacher), there are some simple steps to follow: 

    1. Start with a quote from the above list 
    2. Personalize the second line to show the value that teacher has added 
    3. End with best wishes 

    Here’s an example for you to understand better: 

    Someone rightly said – “A truly amazing teacher is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget.” I am so glad to have found a teacher like you, someone who inspires me to be better everyday. I wish you everything you want because you truly deserve it! 

    Hope you’re able to write some great teacher appreciation messages and share them with your best & favorite teachers! 

    Amy Paige
    Amy Paige has been teaching for the last 12 years. She’s a late tech convert who loves to utilize technology in her classroom to motivate students and prepare them for the 21st century.

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