10 Best Educational Quotes

Educational quotes are in abundance when it comes to teaching and shaping young minds. It’s serious business and something that has been around throughout history. We have dived into the history books to pull out 10 of the most inspiring educational quotes. 

From Aristotle to Martin Luther King, these quotes are sure to get you inspired in the classroom.

1.Never give up!

Image SourceIt does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ~ Confucius

We have all had those kids in our class that are just way behind. Do not give up on them! When you give up, they give up.

2. Instill a way of thinking

Image SourceIt is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~Aristotle

Keeping a cryptic mind and having patience when thinking is something we should instill in our students.

3. Creating Angels

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. ~ C.S. LewisImage Source

We are all familiar with those clever devils in our society. Be sure to not just teach what is in the book, but go broader with it and teach your students to also be good people, it is a great opportunity to shape a future generation for the better.

4. Make it personal

Educating the mind without education the heart is no education at all. ~ AristotleImage Source

Get to know your students and play to their strengths. If you feel that using their personal interests will serve to deliver the curriculum in a more improved way then you should jump on that chance.

5. Power in education

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~ Nelson MandelaImage Source

As teachers, we can take immense comfort in the fact that we are literally shaping the future (dust off your shoulders friends).

6. Learning tools

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. ~ Margaret MeadImage Source

Equipping your students with the methods and the tools for learning is the best set up you can give them for learning.

7. Mutual learning

In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn. ~Phil CollinsImage Source

As teachers, we are constantly learning and adapting. You can be the most experienced teacher in the world but you can be faced with a class that totally throws you through a loop. Keep your mind open to what your students can teach you.

8. Avoid force

Spoon feeding in the long run teachers us nothing but the shape of the spoon. ~ E.M. ForsterImage Source

Well, thank you Plato and Forster! Wise words! If you are stood in front of a class trying to ram the curriculum into their budding minds, the chances are that you are not going to succeed. Be flexible in the class and find out what interests your students.

9. Engage the mind

I am not a teacher, but an awakener. ~Robert FrostImage Source

Each mind has the capacity and capability to learn like any other mind. It is your job, dear teacher, to awaken this.

10. Create critical thinkers

Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously. ~G.K. ChestertonImage Source

Enlighten those minds! Give your students the gift of critical thinking so that they have the tools they need to figure out truths for themselves.

And now over to you, our readers. Do you have any quotes that are particular favorites of yours? We would love to hear them. Let us know in the comments section below. 

 

 

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Dean is our General Travel and ESL Education Expert Dean began his teaching career on the island of Bali, Indonesia teaching young learners. Following this he took up a position in Taipei, Taiwan teaching people of all ages and abilities. In his free time Dean leads a very active life; he enjoys hiking in the mountains of Taiwan, and absorbing as much of the Taiwanese culture as possible.

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