Classroom Sayings and Quotes
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous
old classroom quotes, classroom sayings, and classroom proverbs, collected over the years from a variety
My goal in the classroom was always to make sure they were having so much fun that they didn't realize they were learning.
When you're educated, it allows you to be more worldly. It's more than just what happens in a classroom.
Go out and do your drills that you do to try to get better. You lift your weights, try to take things from the classroom to grass, try to get better every day.
The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free.
Classrooms have rarely been identified as the places where the greatest of human dramas unfold—the drama of igniting the human spirit, ennobling the human heart, and enriching the human experience.
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I've come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that creates the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.
I entered the classroom with the conviction that it was crucial for me and every other student to be an active participant, not a passive consumer... education that connects the will to know with the will to become.
In an effective classroom, students should not only know what they are doing, they should also know why and how.
Events in our classrooms today will prompt world events tomorrow.
The future of the world is in my classroom today, a future with the potential for good or bad.
Ivan Welton Fitzwater
A student of life considers the world a classroom.
The seeds of the Argument Culture can be found in our classrooms, where a teacher will introduce an article or an idea... setting up debates where people learn not to listen to each other because they're so busy trying to win the debate.
I thought the best teachers were the ones who could cram as much knowledge into students' heads as possible. Quickly, I discovered that the secret is to engage students so they leave your classroom asking even more questions.
The best classroom-management system is a great, engaging lesson. Take the time to plan carefully so that your students will enter your classroom every day wondering, "What exciting surprises does s/he have in store for me today?
By understanding that school was the best place for some of my children, I became committed to making my classroom a place where students feel safe as well as creating an environment that provided joy to those with unfortunate lives.
Students need to be prepared to enter each classroom with the attitude that they are going to learn something that day.
Lee J. James
Most teachers have little control over school policy or curriculum or choice of texts or special placement of students, but most have a great deal of autonomy inside the classroom. To a degree shared by only a few other occupations, such as police work, public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid.
Good classroom management has much more to do with class than it does with management.
With good classroom management you may still not have learning, but without good classroom management you never will.
I have learned more in the streets than in any classroom.
Look at your life as your main career and your divine classroom.
The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
Classrooms don't need tech geeks who can teach; we need teaching geeks who can use tech.
It's significant to realize that the most creative environments in our society are not the ever-changing ones. The artist's studio, the researcher's laboratory, the scholar's library are kept deliberately simple so as to support the complexities of the work in progress. They are deliberately kept predictable so the unpredictable can happen.
Who walks in the classroom cool and slow? / Who calls the English teacher Daddy-O? Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown / He's a clown, that Charlie Brown/ He's gonna get caught, just you wait and see / Why's everybody always pickin' on me?
Ring, ring goes the bell / The cook in the lunch room's ready to sell / You're lucky if you can find a seat / You're fortunate if you have time to eat / Back in the classroom, open your books / Keep up the teacher don't know how mean she looks.
Structure comes / from the classroom / Imagery comes / from experience / And it’s hard / to structure / What you can’t / —see.
Kurt Philip Behm
There are some lessons you can never find in a classroom, hence you need to learn from every person and every situation that you encounter.
A classroom atmosphere that promotes reading does not come from the furniture and its placement as much as it comes from the teacher's expectation that students will read.
There's a difference between trying to control students and establishing control of your classroom. Rules are about compliance. Procedures are about coherence.
The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it.
Classroom is just a place to examine and to identify your classroom performance, not your life's success.