125 Teaching Kids Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of teaching kids quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about reading for kids.

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Top 10 Teaching Kids Quotes (BEST)

  1. Don’t just teach your children to read… Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. — George Carlin
  2. I quit because I can’t stand seeing kids come to class hungry and needing shoes. I thought I could do more by organizing farm workers than by trying to teach their hungry children. — Dolores Huerta
  3. More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which the teaching is given — Bertrand Russell
  4. Every child should be taught to cook in school, not just talk about nutrition all day. Good food can be made in 15 minutes. This could be the first generation where the kids teach the parents. — Jamie Oliver
  5. Kids don't fail. Teachers fail, school systems fail. The people who teach children that they are failures, they are the problem. — Marva Collins
  6. 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 Coloroso
  7. Halloween is a liberal holiday because we're teaching our children to beg for something for free. … We're teaching kids to knock on other people's doors and ask for a handout. — Sean Hannity
  8. The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires. — Loretta Lynn
  9. I teach at USC. I have a big class of 360 kids, only about a fifth of whom are film majors. I don't just show the Hollywood blockbusters. I show independent films, foreign films, documentaries. — Leonard Maltin
  10. If you want to teach your kids about taxes, eat 38% of their ice cream. — Jordan Belfort

Short Teaching Kids Quotes

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  • Anyone who keeps learning stays young. — Henry Ford
  • [Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are. — Jim Henson
  • Teaching my kids programming on an Apple c is like kung fu training in the primitive wilderness. — John Carmack
  • If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others. — Tryon Edwards
  • Every good educator knows that true teaching is to teach kids how to ask the right questions. — Utah Phillips
  • No one can take it away from you. — B. B. King
  • When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name, it means trouble. — Mark Twain
  • The only educational aspect of television is that it puts the repair man's kids through college. — Joan Walsh Anglund
  • It's important to teach your kids the value of being active by setting a good example. — Heidi Klum
  • Dinosaurs are the best way to teach kids, and adults, the immensity of geologic time. — Robert T. Bakker
Teaching kids quote The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.
The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.

Teaching Children Quotes

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We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up. — Phyllis Diller

Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves, and each time that we try to teach them too quickly, we keep them from reinventing it themselves. — Jean Piaget

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

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I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.

What a child can do today with assistance, she will be able to do by herself tomorrow. — Lev S. Vygotsky

Children learn more from what you are than what you teach. — W. E. B. Du Bois

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. — Carl Rogers

The best thing parents can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. — Carol S. Dweck

The secret of good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination. — Maria Montessori

Having a child is an experience that teaches a person how important to prioritize the happiness of another person.Whatever you do, even whatever you are, is an example for him . In fact, that little being who depends on you so much , makes you also to have a huge dependence on him. — Neymar

We learn... 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we both hear and see 70% of what is discussed 80% of what we experience personally 95% of what we teach to someone else — William Glasser

Reading For Kids Quotes

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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go. — Dr. Seuss

When I say to a parent, "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate. — Mem Fox

Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read. — Marilyn Jager Adams

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. — Frederick Douglass

I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp. — J. K. Rowling

Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly. — Francis Bacon

Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift. — Kate DiCamillo

Decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. — Anna Quindlen

The more you read, the more things you will know. — Dr. Seuss

Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. — Harry S. Truman

Teachers From Kids Quotes

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There's no word in the language I revere more than 'teacher.' My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I've honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher. — Pat Conroy

Anyone who stops learning is old — whether this happens at twenty or at eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes constantly more valuable — regardless of physical capacity. — Henry Ford

One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen. — Philip Wylie

A friend of mine who was a founding father of the Church of Satan, who later I compared notes with, said when he was a kid, he too managed to get into Sallys Nude Ranch, and in the corral he saw his Sunday school teacher!!! That was a real epiphany for him. From that moment on he was a Satanist. — Anton Szandor LaVey

I think for real change to happen, it's going to have to come from the kids, the community, the teachers, the parents. — Eric Schlosser

A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others. — Gautama Buddha

I've done everything from cater, wait tables, pre-school teacher, painting, to being Cinderella, Elmo, a clown, nanny, selling hair... I would do kid's parties and entertain and do magic and paint faces and balloon animals. The highlight of my life. — Diora Baird

The messages our kids receive from teachers, coaches--and even, with the best intentions, from us - can push them toward pride or despair...toward self-righteousness or self-hatred. — Phil Vischer

Teachers are everything. I mean, you're a poor kid from the ghetto, your parents are busy working 24/7, working like a Mexican. — John Leguizamo

I love talking to all the kids, and have enjoyed the enthusiasm and response from their teachers as well. — Scott Cohen

Children Learning Quotes

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If you wish to leave much wealth to your children, leave them in God's care. Do not leave them riches, but virtue and skill. For if they learn to expect riches, they will not mind anything besides, and their abundant riches shall give them the means of screening the wickedness of their ways. — Saint John Chrysostom

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. — Albert Einstein

Human learning presupposes a specific social nature and a process by which children grow into the intellectual life of those around them — Lev S. Vygotsky

Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count. It is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace that is right for each individual child. Earlier is not better. — Magda Gerber

The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn. — Maria Montessori

Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known? Or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age on, throughout life? — Jean Piaget

It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self. — Donald Woods Winnicott

The child that never learns to obey his parents in the home will not obey God or man out of the home. — Susanna Wesley

I believe that if people would learn to use LSD's vision-inducing capability more wisely, under suitable conditions, in medical practice and in conjunction with meditation, then in the future this problem child could become a wonderchild. — Albert Hofmann

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time. — Chinese Proverbs

Books For Kids Quotes

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Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. — Dr. Seuss

Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. — Shel Silverstein

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. — Harrison Ford

The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. — Roald Dahl

I think I write for reluctant readers. Of course I want everyone to enjoy my books, but if the kids in the back row who normally don't pick up a book are engaged with what I'm writing, along with the kids who are big readers anyway, then I really feel like I've done my job. — Rick Riordan

If you don't remember childhood and you idealize it, you can't write books for kids because they're not real. Kids pick that up. — Robert Munsch

Name the book that made the biggest impression on you. I bet you read it before you hit puberty. In the time I've got left, I intend to write artistic books - for kids - because they're still open to new ideas. — Gary Paulsen

All the other books ask, 'What's it like?' What was World War II like for the young kid at Normandy, or what is work like for a woman having a job for the first time in her life? What's it like to be black or white? — Studs Terkel

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul. — Matthew Kelly

We live in a screen age, and to say to a kid, ‘I’d love for you to look at a book but I hate it when you look at the screen’ is just bizarre. It reflects our own prejudices and comfort zone. It’s nothing but fear of change, of being left out. — Marc Prensky

Teaching Students Quotes

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You cannot teach today the same way you did yesterday to prepare students for tomorrow. — John Dewey

The biggest mistake of past centuries in teaching has been to treat all students as if they were variants of the same individual and thus to feel justified in teaching them all the same subjects the same way. — Howard Gardner

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If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow. — John Dewey

Differentiation is simply a teacher attending to the learning needs of a particular student or small groups of students, rather than teaching a class as though all individuals in it were basically alike. — Carol Ann Tomlinson

The scandal of education is that every time you teach something, you deprive a [student] of the pleasure and benefit of discovery. — Seymour Papert

Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed. — Marva Collins

As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching. — Carter G. Woodson

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 own. — Nikos Kazantzakis

What we want... is for students to get more interested in things, more involved in them, more engaged in wanting to know; to have projects that they can get excited about and work on over long periods of time, to be stimulated to find things out on their own. — Howard Gardner

We imagine a school in which students and teachers excitedly and joyfully stretch themselves to their limits in pursuit of projects built on their own visions … not one that that merely succeeds in making apathetic students satisfy minimal standards. — Seymour Papert

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More Teaching Kids Quotes

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Giving kids clothes and food is one thing, but it's much more important to teach them that other people besides themselves are important and that the best thing they can do with their lives is to use them in the service of other people. — Dolores Huerta

We need to raise our artificially intelligent infants in a way that is different from our usual western approach. Rather than just teaching them skills, intelligence, and how to achieve targets, can we also raise them to be loving, caring kids? — Mo Gawdat

Teach the student what needs to be taught. 'Cause black and white kids both take shorts When one doesn't know about the other one's culture, Ignorance swoops down like a vulture. — KRS-One

Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education. — Alice Waters

We need to teach our kids, because there is such a celebrity culture at the moment, that however rich you are, however famous you are, however glamorous you are, everyone has to live by the same rules. — Nick Clegg

I wish I had played team sports. I think every kid should. Teamwork builds character - teaches people about leadership and cooperation. — Mo Rocca

When I was born in 1942, World War II was still going. And I began to realize when I became a young adult that if we don't teach our kids a better way of relating to their fellow human beings, the very future of humanity on the planet is in jeopardy. — Graham Nash

If there's no fire, there's no scream. If there's no scream, then no one hears you and no one comes to help you in the first place. The depth of my struggle has definitely determined the height of my success. To be able to teach my kids not just about success but about the struggle that comes with it. — R. Kelly

Some day we'll awake, have a reformation of the heart, teach our kids honor and kill a few sex psychologists, put boys in high schools with men teachers (not sissies), close all the girls' finishing schools, shoot all the effeciency experts and become a nation of God's people once more. — Harry S. Truman

We've got to do fewer things in school. The greatest enemy of understanding is coverage... You've got to take enough time to get kids deeply involved in something so they can think about it in lots of different ways and apply it. — Howard Gardner

The key is to really have tremendously high expectations and to teach kids how to be self sufficient and confident and give them the skills that they need to succeed. — Erik Weihenmayer

Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness. — Naomi Wolf

Part of what we have to do a better job of, if our democracy is to function in a complicated diverse society like this, is to teach our kids enough critical thinking to be able to sort out what is true and what is false, what is contestable and what is incontestable. And we seem to have trouble with that. And our political system doesn't help. — Barack Obama

One woman wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission complaining that I was teaching kids to steal. — Soupy Sales

We think it's about little techniques and tricks, but techniques only take you so far. We need teachers who care about kids, who care about what they teach, and who can communicate with kids. — Parker J. Palmer

Teach your students real-world writing purposes, add a teacher who models his or her struggles with the writing process, throw in lots of real-world mentor texts for students to emulate, and give our kids the time necessary to enable them to stretch as writers. — Kelly Gallagher

You've got to teach your children to be respectful to the police and you've got to teach your children that the real danger to them is not the police, the real danger to them 99 out of 100 times, 9,900 out of 1,000 times are other black kids who are going to kill them. — Rudy Giuliani

I think more of the little kids from a school in a little village in Niger who get teaching two hours a day, sharing one chair for three of them, and who are very keen to get an education. I have them in my mind all the time. Because I think they need even more help than the people in Athens. — Christine Lagarde

I think sports for kids is the greatest thing in the world because it teaches you how to share, about winning and losing and pressure. But I don't think you should force your kid to become a professional athlete. — Wayne Gretzky

I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage. — Roald Dahl

Om Schooled is the perfect manual for anyone who wants to start teaching yoga to kids. This is not just a theoretical book—it is a step-by-step manual. Sarah Herrington shares the wisdom she has gained from her day-to-day experiences, for many years, teaching all ages of children yoga in the New York School system. — Sharon Gannon

I think a lot of African-American kids don't have fathers to teach them how to dress, so you end up being taught by pictures in magazine and movies. You see cowboys, Indians, old Hollywood films, Cary Grant. It has an effect on you. — Andre Benjamin

It's kind of too movie-like to say, "When I started climbing, I knew I wanted to climb Everest some day." Instead, I just started rock climbing as a kid, when I was 16, and then I started teaching and a buddy of mine started taking me out. — Erik Weihenmayer

[about Planned Parenthood] It is teaching kids to fornicate, teaching people to have adultery, every kind of bestiality, homosexuality, lesbianism - everything that the Bible condemns. — Pat Robertson

We draft mostly high school kids and we have one of the finest, if not the finest, player development programs and coaching staffs and we teach our players the right way to play. We also have a game plan in scouting, and there are certain types of players that we look for. — Roy Clark

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