116 Educational Quotes about Teaching and Learning
Whether it’s starting a new grade after summer break, or returning after a vacation, going back to school is a really exciting time.
Many of us thrive on the routine that the school day brings. Different lessons, recess, lunch break, homework, after school sports… it gives us structure and helps us to make the most of each day.
More than anything, we love that school offers us the opportunity to learn something new everyday! It pushes us out of our comfort zone, teaches us to dream big, and encourages us to achieve our potential.
In celebration of all the amazing things that education and learning has to offer, we’ve put together a list of the very best quotes to get you excited – and inspired – to go back to school.
So whether you’re a parent looking for the perfect quote to encourage your child as they start school, you’re moving from one grade to another, or you’re a teacher looking to inspire young minds – we’ve got you covered.
A new desk, a handful of freshly sharpened pencils, the first page of a new workbook… there are no days quite like school days!
Though starting a new school, or even just a new grade, can be daunting, it is also a great opportunity to shake things up and try something new. Whether it’s a new sport, a new subject, or a new hobby, there are so many ways to make sure that this school year is the best yet.
Kindergarten, Middle School, High School and beyond, celebrate all these amazing institutions – and the role they play in shaping our future – with these quotes about school.
“Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we coast on the efforts and scholarship of someone else.”
“I’m not going to school just for the academics – I wanted to share ideas, to be around people who are passionate about learning.”
“The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.”
“I think school is a place where thinking should be taught.”
“School prepares you for the real world… which also bites.”
“The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book for everything.”
“The pathway to educational excellence lies within each school.”
“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy — I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.”
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”
“In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.”
“A long time ago, there was no such thing as school, and children spent their days learning a trade, a phrase which here means “standing around doing tedious tasks under the instruction of a bossy adult.” In time, however, people realized that the children could be allowed to sit, and the first school was invented.”
“They spent the first three years of school getting you to pretend stuff and then the rest of it marking you down if you did the same thing.”
“If the school sends out children with a desire for knowledge and some idea of how to acquire and use it, it will have done its work.”
“There’s no use going to school unless your final destination is the library.”
“Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods. “
“She got on with her education. In her opinion, school kept on trying to interfere with it.”
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
“We don’t stop going to school when we graduate.”
“Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen.”
“I realized that becoming a master of karate was not about learning 4,000 moves but about doing just a handful of moves 4,000 times.”
“You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year.”
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
“That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased.”
“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!”
“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”
“Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.”
“If you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you haven’t learning anything.”
“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”
Inspirational Education Quotes
Take it from us, an inspirational saying can go a long way to motivate and encourage you as you embark on something new! For centuries, people have been inspired and encouraged by reading the words of others; oftentimes, they have been led down their own path to greatness.
Whether you’re at the beginning of a new year or semester of learning, or aren’t quite sure where your knowledge will take you next – look no further than these quotes. From Renaissance geniuses to modern day scientists, award-winning writers and incredible human rights activists, we’ve got something to inspire everyone on their educational journey.
“Be curious, not judgmental.”
“In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”
“Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.”
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”
“Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.”
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
“The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to close it again on something solid.”
“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”
“Anything worth doing well is worth doing poorly at first.”
“I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”
“All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.”
“Live as if you will die tomorrow. Learn as if you will live forever.”
“Action comes about if and only if we find a discrepancy between what we are experiencing and what we want to experience.”
“It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are.”
“Perfect is the enemy of good. “
“School made us ‘literate’ but did not teach us to read for pleasure.”
“It is clearly absurd to limit the term ‘education’ to a person’s formal schooling.”
“Yesterday I was clever, so I changed the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
“Knowing is not enough; We must apply. Willing is not enough; We must do.”
“All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.”
Quotes about Learning
Learning something new everyday has to be one of the best things about going back to school!
Whether you’re preparing for a math test, writing a paper, or representing your school in the National Spelling Bee, the challenge of acquiring new knowledge can be both exciting and daunting.
But we don’t just learn in the classroom. Reading independently, practicing a musical instrument, carrying out scientific experiments, and learning the theory behind your favorite sports game all contribute to your knowledge and experience of the world. Let’s honor knowledge in all its forms with these amazing quotes about learning!
“Being a student is easy. Learning requires actual work.”
“The fundamental purpose of school is learning, not teaching.”
“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.”
“Learning never exhausts the mind.”
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”
“A little learning is a dangerous thing.”
“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence. “
“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.”
“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
“All learning has an emotional base.”
“It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.”
“Change is the end result of all true learning. “
“Wisdom is learning what to overlook.’”
“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”
“The doer alone learneth.”
“Development is a series of rebirths.”
“I’m still learning.”
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. “
“You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking.”
“It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.”
“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.”
“Ideas without action aren’t ideas. They’re regrets.”
“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”
Quotes about Teaching
Teachers have the amazing power of being able to inspire young minds! But with that power comes great responsibility – good results, progress in learning, and needing to keep them focused on the task at hand.
According to a 2019 study by the National Foundation for Educational Research, teachers have more job-related stress than other professionals. Although teachers’ working hours across the year were similar to those in other professions, working so intensively over fewer weeks of the year led to a poorer work-life balance and higher stress levels. As well as the hours spent teaching, educators devote their time to preparation and grading; and make an emotional investment in the success and wellbeing of their students.
Celebrate those who help children and young people achieve their potential with this collection of quotes about teachers and teaching!
“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.”
“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.”
“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.”
“A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.”
“A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.”
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
“Transfer is important, but think first about the learner, then about their native environments. Then, further, let’s hope for the self-initiated application of knowledge. Unprompted. Unformatted. The spontaneous, personal, and creative application of understanding in dynamic physical and digital environments.”
“Collaboration allows us to know more than we are capable of knowing ourselves.”
“A plant needs roots in order to grow. With man it is the other way around: only when he grows does he have roots and feels at home in the world.”
“The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.”
“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.”
“A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.”
“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.””
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
“The human mind is our fundamental resource.”
“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.”
“Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.”
“What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning.”
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
“Expecting all children the same age to learn from the same materials is like expecting all children the same age to wear the same size clothing.”
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
“Don’t just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.”
We hope you’re feeling inspired and excited to go back to school! Share your favorite things about learning, teaching, and educating with us in the comments.
Published at Wed, 07 Aug 2019 21:05:03 +0000