Teacher Appreciation Week starts today! Chances are that you have had a teacher that has changed your life in some way. As Temple Grandin said, “I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.” Here are some of our other favorite quotes about teachers:

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

“One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world” – Malala Yousafzai

“If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes” – Guy Kawasaki  

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops” – Henry Adams 

“Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges” – Joyce Meyer 

“A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn” – Ruth Beechick 

“A good teacher is a determined person” – Gilbert Highet  

“One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen” – Philip Wylie 

“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre” – Gail Goldwin 

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be” – Rita Pierson

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. A great teacher inspires” – William A. Ward 

“A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils” – Ever Garrison 

“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism” – Colleen Wilcox 

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery” – Mark Van Doren 

“What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches” – Karl Meninger 

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace” – Confucius 

A big thank you to the teachers who taught us important lessons, both academically and in life!