Teacher! Chase your Rainbow!

Ten Quotes for keeping motivated!


Again, it is time to give a start for a new journey. Actually, each day is good reason for a start. A “start” is a “hope” , “energy” “expectation” “awaking “ and “learning”
After a short pit stop for an education year, tomorrow we, as teachers, are going to have another chance to inspire and be inspired. As Pasi Shalberg said; it is a new chance to “Be the Light”.
Being motivated is important but what is more important and vital is to keep motivated. To be able to stay motivated, we need to remember why we are teacher and what being a teacher means. It is not my word to define and describe these since each teacher has a desire and a dream. ( at least, we should have one)

Ask yourselves, and never give up CHASING your own RAINBOW
Here, I have chosen 10 inspiring quotes to be inspired again and again .. I also attached what I get from these quotes.

1-Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre. Gail Goldwin

Teaching is an art. A teacher acts out in the class. Teacher imagine and dream and uses knowledge as an ornament for making these dreams come true.

2. I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.Socrates

In today’s world, knowledge is everywhere , even in our pockets. If we only try to transfer knowledge, we cannot do more than only a smartphone. What we can do is to let our students use this knowledge and make this knowledge a tool for creating a peaceful dream.

3- What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.Joseph Addison

To be honest, with overloaded curriculums and teaching for some certain exams, we may forget that we are human beings. We have a heart; we have emotions as everybody else. So we need to stop some time and need to remember our and our students’ emotions. We feel, we get upset, angry and happy. Touch hearts and let them be free for feeling.

4-Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.Confucius

As long as our students need us, we have something missing. They should realize their own potentials and they should believe in themselves. They should internalize their power to achieve.

5-Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.Benjamin Franklin

They love learning as long as they live it and they find it meaningful. Let them live the process, discover and feel it so that they make learning lifelong process . They need to hear, see, touch, experience, discover and act.

6-Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.John Dewey

If students describe learning something which is done only in schools, we have a duty to change this. Learning is life, life is learning. Learning never stops. Be a model, and never stop learning in order to make it real rather than a wise suggestion.

7-Education is not filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.William Butler Yeats

Do you claim that you can fill a student with full of knowledge? If not, Be the Light which never stops.

8- Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher. Japanese Proverb
Just imagine to be this teacher!

9-Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.Veronica A. Shoffstall

What a great metaphor, isn’t it! Close your eyes and imagine a garden of your dreams. Water your garden with your soul, inspiration and love. Then we will see lots of new colourful flowers which we even cannot imagine.

10- I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.Aeschylus

We cannot solve all problem and teach them how to solve each problems. Teach them how to think critically and creatively and gain their own confidence. In other word, do not give fish, teach them how to fish which is never ending process.


Wish you one more amazing and inspiring term.