100 Educational Quotes Educators and Ed Leaders Will Love

100 Educational Quotes Educators and Ed Leaders Will Love

Some awesome quotes are always great to read. Below I’ve listed 100 amazing quotes from the best people with way better perspective & understanding of education!

Read out & check if you share the same vision with any of these great inspirers.

1) The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

2) Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.

–Nelson Mandela

3) Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

– John Dewey

4) The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

– Sydney J. Harris 

5) The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.

– Carl Rogers

6) An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

– Benjamin Franklin

7) “When we talk about 21st century pedagogy, we have to consider many things—the objectives of education, the curriculum, how assessment strategies work, the kind of technology infrastructure involved, and how leadership and policy facilitate attaining education goals.”

- Chris Dede, Harvard University

8) The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.

-  Alvin Toffler

9) “Every child deserves a teacher who believes in them. Be that one!"

10) “School is not about transmitting information. Kids can get any information they want. The trick is to motivate them to want to get the right information and then give them a choice about how to get that information.”

- Phil Schlechty, Founder, Schlechty Center

11) “There is no single best way to teach because there is no single best way to learn.”

- Chris Dede, Harvard University

12) The biggest atrocity of all is to indoctrinate our children into a system that does not value their creative expression, nor encourage their unique abilities.

- Benjamin Greene

13) The aim of education should be to teach us how to think, rather than what to think. To improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, rather than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.

- Bill Beattie

14) I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.

- Albert Einstein

15) Lifelong learning = ongoing, voluntary, & self-motivated pursuit of knowledge. – Craig Kemp

16) Yes, kids love technology, but they also love legos, scented markers, handstands, books and mud puddles. It’s all about balance.

17) Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.

- Albert Einstein

18) The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.

- Bishop Mandell Creighton

19) If I ran a school, I'd give the average grade to the ones who gave me all the right answers, for being good parrots. I'd give the top grades to those who made a lot of mistakes and told me about them, and then told me what they learned from them.

- Buckminster Fuller

20) It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

- Albert Einstein

21) Teachers should guide without dictating, and participate without dominating.

- C. B. Neblette

22) One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is a vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

- Carl Jung

23) If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness.

- Carl Rogers

24) Self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child's nature.

- Charlotte Mason

25) Teaching is far from perfect. It’s messy, and it’s in that mess that you will craft your teaching and really enjoy the journey.

– Lisa Dabbs, Educator

26) Of all the joyous motives of school life, the love of knowledge is the only abiding one; the only one which determines the scale, so to speak, upon which the person will hereafter live.

- Charlotte Mason

27) Technology can become the “wings” that will allow the educational world to fly farther and faster than ever before—if we will allow it.

- Jenny Arledge

28) If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.

- Chinese proverb

29) You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.

- Clay P. Bedford

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30) Education is soul crafting.

- Cornel West

31) Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.

- Dr. Seuss

32) For the sole true end of education is simply this: to teach men how to learn for themselves; and whatever instruction fails to do this is effort spent in vain.

- Dorothy L. Sayers

33) I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.

- Edith Ann [Lily Tomlin]

34) In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.

- Eric Hoffer

35) My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself.

- George Bernard Shaw

36) Every student can learn. Just not on the same day or in the same way.

- George Evans

37) A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.

- George Santayana

38) What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.

- George Bernard Shaw

39) Children want to learn to the degree that they are unable to distinguish learning from fun. They keep this attitude until we adults convince them that learning is not fun.

- Glenn Doman

40) In an effective classroom students should not only know what they are doing, they should also know why and how.

- Harry K. Wong

41) We should seek to be fellow students with the pupil, and should learn of, as well as with him, if we would be most helpful to him.

- Henry David Thoreau

42) A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

- Horace Mann

43) If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.   

- Ignacio Estrada

44) Teaching is a strategic act of engagement.

- James Bellanca

45) The principle goal of education is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.

- Jean Piaget

46) True teaching is one that not teaches knowledge but stimulates children to gain it.

- Jill Eggleton

47) No matter how good teaching may be, each student must take the responsibility for his own education.

- John Carolus

48) All I am saying in this book can be summed up in two words: Trust Children. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted.

- John Holt

49) “Education is evolving due to the impact of the Internet. We cannot teach our students in the same manner in which we were taught. Change is necessary to engage students not in the curriculum we are responsible for teaching, but in school. Period.”

– April Chamberlain

50) No use to shout at them to pay attention. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.

- John Holt

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