10 of the Best “Art of Teaching” Quotes

My grandmother always says that “even though most people believe that all good things come to an end, it was not a coincidence that education seems to be about the only good thing that never ends, in fact, the longer it exists, the better it becomes.”

I have not lived all that long, but it has been long enough for me to agree with my grandmother. During my own school years, I have seen the “art of teaching” transform from learning under a tree (literally), to writing on chalk boards, to paperless learning.

In celebration of my grandmother’s wisdom, I have compiled a list of my favourite teaching quotes below. Obviously, I think my grandmother’s is the best. It sums up “the art of teaching” at its best!

1. “Even though most people believe that all good things come to an end, it was not a coincidence that education seems to be about the only good thing that never ends, in fact, the longer it exists, the better it becomes.” – Raina Ubisi

2. “A teacher affects eternity, he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams

3. “Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”- John Steinbeck

4. “The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.” – Aristotle

5. “A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instil a love of learning.” -Brad Henry

6. “True 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 their 0wn.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

7. “Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

8. “Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder.” – Eberhard Arnold

9. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.” – Plutarch

10. “Who dares to teach, must never cease to learn.” – Richard Henry

Written by Accolade Ubisi

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