According to UNESCO:
This year’s theme, “Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status”, embodies the fundamental principles of the fifty-year-old Recommendation while shining a light on the need to support teachers as reflected in the agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A specific education goal, SDG4, pledges to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.
In honor and celebration of teachers everywhere I have pulled together some of my favorite quotes about teaching and education. I am also sharing some of my favorite activities involving Palindromes – in honor of 6-10-2016 – a palindromic day (using day-month-year calendar notation.)
One of my favorite political cartoons:
See the palindrome?!
Click image above to download the Mathematical Palindromes K-12 Activity to use in your class on the next Palindrome Day, Thursday, October 6th. It’s FREE until Monday!
Read and reflect on your educational experiences! Thank you to teachers and educators everywhere!
Some of Tammy’ Favorite Quotes about Teaching and Education
Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.
- Henry Brooks Adams
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
- Albert Einstein
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
- Jacques Barzun
The man (or woman) who can make hard things easy is the educator.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
- Robert M. Hutchins
If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.
- Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Estrada
Never do anything for a student that he he is capable of doing for himself. If you do you, you’ll make him an educational cripple…a pedagogical paraplegic.
- Howard Hendricks
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
- William A. Ward
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
- C. S. Lewis
“[Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.”
- Jim Henson
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
- Brad Henry
Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression.
- Haim Ginott
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
- Nikos Kazantzakis
If kids come to us 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
Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.