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Six Great Quotes to Inspire Texas Teachers

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 5/10/2017

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, we’ve collected some of our favorite quotes to inspire and motivate our members!

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

Henry Adams, writer

We expect teachers to reach unattainable goals with inadequate resources. The miracle is this: they often do.

Haim Ginott, teacher and psychologist

Teaching seems to require the sort of skills one would need to pilot a bus full of live chickens backwards, with no brakes, down a rocky road through the Andes while providing colorful and informative commentary on the scenery.

Franklin Habit, designer and illustrator

The most valuable resource that teachers have is each other. Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspectives.

Robert John Meehan, poet

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 F. Pearson, educator

Students work hardest for teachers they like and respect. When I’m asked, “How do I get the students to like and respect me?” my immediate response is, “Like and respect them first.”

Debbie Silver, author and teacher


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