20 Inspiring ‘Proud to Be a Teacher’ Quotes

As we all know, teachers are one of the essential building blocks in our life after our parents. It is the teachers’ job to ensure that society gets what it needs in terms of children that are well taught in the way of life and are equipped with knowledge. Teachers help make the world a better place by educating children and young adults and ensuring that they can contribute to society. There is no doubt that the profession of teaching is one of the most important as well as the most challenging jobs that we know. 


Thus, teachers actively trying to bring out the best in any children they are currently responsible for should hold their heads high and be incredibly proud of their contributions to society. Here are some quotes that emphasize the pride of a teacher in shaping the citizens of the future. 

What are some Proud to be a Teacher Quotes?

“The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.” (Dan Rather)

In most cases that we have heard, someone has been able to achieve their dreams thanks to a teacher who has helped them recognize their talents and dreams. They have also helped that person by motivating them to chase their goals.

“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)

A teacher’s primary task is to ensure that people from all backgrounds are adequately educated and are treated according to their needs without differentiating among the learners.

“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.” (John Steinbeck)

The job of a teacher is to shape your mind and spirit in a way that you can achieve your dream. This is why teachers are the best kind of artists that we know of.

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” (William Ward)

You will find all kinds of teachers. However, the one that sparks inspiration within you is the greatest of them all.

“My students make me feel proud. People always say one person can’t make a difference but I have proof that these kids have made a difference” (Michelle Roosma)

A teacher can single-handedly bring forth significant changes by educating a group of children who achieve their goals and contribute to the well-being of society.

“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher that will be the biggest honor for me” (Abdul Kalam)

The biggest honor that a teacher can have is being remembered and respected by the students whom they have taught in the past. This shows that the teacher had an impact on their lives and helped them in numerous ways.

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” (Confucius)

When a good teacher is teaching you, you gain confidence which can ultimately lead to you finding peace for yourself and for others.

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” (Lily Tomlin)

We are all familiar with a kind of teacher who assigns us a lot of homework. However, there are teachers who also allow us to take knowledge and motivation home.

“The teachers who get “burned out” are not the ones who are constantly learning, which can be exhilarating, but those who feel they must stay in control and ahead of the students at all times.” (Frank Martin)

We need to always remember that teachers who try to control their students and stay ahead of them, will be burned out as a good teacher will never try to do this kind of thing.

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupér)

As a teacher, it is your primary job to teach people how to deal with life rather than just teaching them basic things which they will find no use in the future.

“We’re trying to give the young people something that can help them, and we don’t know exactly what it ought to be.” (Wendell Berry)

A good teacher will always try to bring out the best versions of us and will not rest until they can find the best way they can teach us in.

“If a Child Cannot Learn The Way We Teach, Maybe We Should Teach Them The Way They Learn.” (Ignacio Nacho Estrada)

Teachers need to remember that all children and students are different and they have different capabilities when trying to learn. Thus, it is the job of the teacher to adjust their methods according to the needs of their students to ensure a clear path of communication that helps them.

“It may be that when we no longer know which way to go that we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.” (Wendell Berry)

It is the duty of the teacher to teach us the correct way we need to follow when in doubt. This will make us understand the way of life as well as help us in determining our future.

“There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.” (Charles F. Kettering)

A great teacher will not only know about a lot of things, but he will also have the capacity to understand them in a way that they can also teach their students those things.

“Thought flows in terms of stories–stories about events, stories about people, and stories about intentions and achievements. The best teachers are the best storytellers. We learn in the form of stories.” (Frank Martin)

It has been proven, that the best method of learning that we have is in the form of stories as our minds usually recall information in the form of stories. Thus, good teachers are also very good storytellers that help us learn in the best way possible.

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments but what is woven into the lives of others” (Percicles)

Great teacher does not need to leave behind physical proof of their lives; however, what they leave behind is the impact they have had on young minds by spreading knowledge.

“One of the best parts of being a teacher is watching my students discover their own passion, and then celebrating their accomplishments with them” (Unknown)

As teachers, you should proud of yourselves if you are able to help a student discover their dreams and passion. You should feel prouder if you have an impact on their lives which helps them achieves these dreams and aspirations.

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“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.” (Mustafa Kemal Atatürk)

Teachers need to be able to find ways in which their students can learn from them in the best way possible, even if that means that the teacher is burning away their knowledge. This is a sign of a true teacher who leaves a positive impact on the lives of their students.

“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 the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” (Carl Jung)

We obviously remember the teachers who have gone out of their way to teach us all the necessary things that we know today. However, the ones that we adore, miss, and remember the most are the ones who touched our souls and helped us understand our own feelings with love and care.

“Teachers Are Torch Bearers For Mankind, Carrying The Light Of Knowledge And Passing It From Generation To Generation.” (Swami Nikhileswar Ananda)

Teachers are tasked with the responsibility of passing down knowledge from generation to generation and without teachers, we would be very lost.

Wrapping up,

To conclude, we can say that the profession of teaching is one of the most essential building blocks of society without which people will not be able to function. Thus, every teacher should hold up their heads high in pride for the numerous lives that they have had an impact on.

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