quote by Helen Caldicott

Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.

— Helen Caldicott

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Teacher profession quote The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.
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There are few professions whose primary objective is to advance the cause of humanity rather than simply to make money or accrue power. Among this limited group of humanitarians I would number teachers, nurses, bookstore owners, and bartenders.

Teaching is a creative profession, not a delivery system.

Great teachers do [pass on information], but what great teachers also do is mentor, stimulate, provoke, engage.

Teacher profession quote Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a less
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.

Teaching seems to me beyond doubt the greatest of the professions.

Zeal is the great desire to make God known, loved, and served, and thus to bring knowledge of salvation to others. Activity flows from this virtue. Teachers who possess it fulfill the duties of their profession with enthusiasm, love, courage, and perseverance.


Gentlemen ... Do you not see that so long as society says a woman is incompetent to be a lawyer, minister or doctor, but has ample ability to be a teacher, that every man of you who chooses this profession tacitly acknowledges that he has no more brains than a woman?

Teacher profession quote Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you test first and the lesso
Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you test first and the lesson afterward.

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 honour for me.

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 honour for me.

I never thought that I would support myself with art - everyone in the Group of Seven had day jobs. I became a geography teacher so that I could get free field trips into the wilderness to paint.

Teacher profession quote The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.

Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.


My mother and my father were teachers.

My grandmother and my grandfather were teachers. This is something I really know about. Even when I was a kid, it was a profession my father couldn't stay in, because he couldn't make enough money.

We need to identify the least effective or ineffective teachers and for those people we need to either quickly accelerate their practice or move them out of the profession. That's what I believe and quite frankly I have never met anybody at least to my face who said they disagree with that notion.

Teacher profession quote The best teachers are those who show you where yo look, but don't tell you what
The best teachers are those who show you where yo look, but don't tell you what to see.
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I have not seen that standardised tests make the profession less attractive, though some principals respond to them in a way that drives the best teachers out of their schools (by over-emphasising test prep in the school curriculum for example). On the other hand, great teachers want benchmarks to measure progress and tests can help with that.

The teacher's chief difficulty is poverty.

He (or she) belongs to a badly paid profession. He cannot dress and live like a workman, but he is sometimes paid as little as an unskilled laborer.

Good teachers are to education what education is to all other professions—the indispensable element, the sunlight and oxygen, the foundation on which everything else is built.

Teacher profession quote Your best teacher is your last mistake
Your best teacher is your last mistake

I got into acting because my teachers kept nudging me into it.

The power a teacher has to influence someone is so great. I can't think of a profession I have more respect for.

Police and firefighters are great, but they don't create wealth.

They protect it. That's crucial. Teaching is a wonderful profession. Teachers help educate people to become good citizens so that citizens can then go create wealth. But they don't create the wealth themselves.

The teacher crisis is something we are really worried about during the byelection in Mount Albert. I counted, across a month, seven teachers I identified just in my area who were all leaving - not the profession but Auckland.

Teacher profession quote Your teacher can open the door, but you must enter by yourself
Your teacher can open the door, but you must enter by yourself

I don't know anybody who said, 'I love that teacher, he or she gave a really good homework set,' or 'Boy, that was the best class I ever took because those exams were awesome.' That's not what people want to talk about. It's not what influences people in one profession or another.

I think any sort of system that gives teachers more opportunities like teacher-led schools is a positive one that's going to lead to better retention in the profession, and it's going to be more intellectually challenging, so teachers stay engaged with their work over the many years of their career.


In education, I'm going to try to find what works.

One thing I want to do is improve the quality of teachers. There are a lot of people who want to go into teaching; it's fundamentally a very fulfilling profession. But people don't feel they have financial support. We pay starting teachers in particular too little to attract the quality people that we need. I want to make it easier for good people who want to go into teaching to do that.

Teacher profession quote Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

I think [teacher] is the noblest profession.

The smartest people in Indianapolis became teachers [during the Great Depression]. And, for once, there was something for women to do because teaching was regarded as a woman's profession, like nursing. So the smartest women in town - Jesus, my women teachers were so exciting.

When people think the issue can be solved, it becomes a moral imperative to be part of the solution. We can do a lot more within our school districts to recruit aggressively, select people according to high standards, invest in their training and development, and foster and reward their leadership. Once we invest more in attracting, developing and retaining teachers, potential recruits will begin to see it as a profession worth considering.

Teacher profession quote Experience is the teacher of all things.
Experience is the teacher of all things.

The worst thing that can happen to a good teacher is to get a bad conscience about her profession because she feels herself hopeless as a psychologist.


Teachers are not glorified babysitters with summers off.

Their profession fuels all others, and on a normal day that is amazing enough in and of itself.

You know, you don't see hospital consultants going on strike, and I don't believe that teachers and headteachers should. It's within their rights, it's a civil right, but I think it is wrong in terms of the reputation of the profession.

Teacher profession quote You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spir
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.

The clergy profession is fundamentally self-defeating.

Its stated purpose is to nurture spiritual maturity in the church - a valuable goal. In actuality, however; it accomplishes the opposite by nurturing a permanent dependence of the laity on the clergy. Clergy become to their congregations like parents whose children never grow up, like therapists whose clients never become healed, like teachers whose students never graduate.

There are phony teachers who profess all kinds of things, and I think you will figure out real fast who they are. They just don't feel right.

My mom was a teacher - I have the greatest respect for the profession - we need great teachers - not poor or mediocre ones.

Teacher profession quote Your best teacher is your last mistake.
Your best teacher is your last mistake.
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Teachers who don't pull their weight drag down the profession and their colleagues with it.

I don't think of myself as a critic or teacher either, but simply - and at the obvious risk of disingenuousness - as someone who teaches, writes drama criticism (and other things) and feels that the American compulsion to take your identity from your profession, with its corollary of only one trade to a practitioner, may be a convenience to society but is burdensome and constricting to yourself.

Certainly teachers themselves can do a better job of letting the world know how hard their profession is, but frankly, they have real work to do and a lot of it, so they don't have a whole lot of free time on their hands.

I write to tell stories. I believe that there a some professions in the world that will last forever: doctor or a nurse, teacher, builder and a storyteller. I write also to become myself, more so day by day. Writing is a way to shape out visible and invisible, in myself as well as in the world.

There is no profession more essential than that of an educator, and it's time for all of us to embrace and celebrate their importance and contribution to America's children.

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