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10 quotes to read when you question yourself as an educator

10.22.2015 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
Being an educator is both difficult and rewarding. These 10 quotes are great for motivation and inspiration.

Working in education is one of the most fulfilling career paths that one can take. Every day, you have the chance to inspire and teach the world’s future business owners, health care professionals and even teachers. But teaching can also bring a lot of conflict. You’ll deal with unruly students, angry parents and restrictions on what you are able to teach in the classroom.

For the bad days that come with the immense responsibility of educating the world’s future leaders, we wanted to share a few words of inspiration and wisdom.

1. For when you’re dealing with a student’s sensitive family issue…

“If kids come to us [educators / teachers] from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.” – Barbara Colorose

2. For when you feel overworked and underappreciated…

“We are not ‘JUST’ teachers, we are managers of the world's greatest resource: children!” - Robert John Meehan

3. For when you need a reminder of the importance of teachers…

“Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.” - Aristotle

4. For when you’re struggling to ask for help…

“The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspectives.” – Robert John Meehan

5. For when you’re feeling unmotivated…

“Education is not preparation for life - education is life itself.” - John Dewey

6. For when you feel like you chose the wrong path…

"I am enough of a realist to understand that I can't reach every child, but I am more of an optimist to get up every morning and try." - Preston Morgan

7. For when you doubt your professional worth…

Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.


8. For those “off” days…

"The best thing about being a teacher is that it matters. The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day." Todd Whitaker

9. For when you can’t see the long-term effects of your work…

“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” - B.B. King

10. For when you could use some guidance…

"What will you create to make the world awesome?" -Kid President

If you’ve read through these quotes but still feel like you’re “stuck” in your current position, it may be time to consider giving yourself more options with a superintendent certificate. One of our helpful admissions counselors would be happy to explain our program to you and how you could work classes into your schedule. Contact them today!

Be sure to share these quotes with an inspirational educator in your life!

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