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200 Great Education Quotes For Kids in School Child Inspirations

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Inspirational Quotes For Kids in School

  • Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do. – John Wooden 
  • A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard. – Eliphas Levi
  • When you know better you do better. – Maya Angelou
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela
  • Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. – Carl Sagan
  • Even the wisest mind has something yet to learn. – George Santayana
  • Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. – Henry Ford
  • The important thing is not to stop questioning. – Albert Einstein
  • Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. – Chinese Proverb
  • None of us is as smart as all of us.  – Ken Blanchard
  • A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. Benjamin Franklin
  • The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch
  • Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.  Aristotle
  • You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. – Naguib Mahfouz
  • Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. – W.B. Yeats
  • If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. – Albert Einstein
  • Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. – Marie Curie
  • A mistake is a crash-course in learning. – Billy Anderson
  • We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn. – Mary Catherine Bateson
  • He who opens a school door, closes a prison. – Victor Hugo
  • Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference. – Claire Fagan
  • Education is teaching our children to desire the right things. – Plato
  • I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. – Martha Graham
  • Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world’s work, and the power to appreciate life. – Brigham Young
  • I received the fundamentals of my education in school, but that was not enough. My real education, the superstructure, the details, the true architecture, I got out of the public library. For an impoverished child whose family could not afford to buy books, the library was the open door to wonder and achievement, and I can never be sufficiently grateful that I had the wit to charge through that door and make the most of it.- Isaac Asimov
  • Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us – and those around us – more effectively. Look for the learning. – Louisa May Alcott
  • Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. – Albert Einstein
  • The word ‘education’ comes from the Latin ‘educere’ = e- (out of) + -ducere (to draw). Education is not just about putting information in. We have forgotten that it, in fact, begins in the child’s heart. – Vince Gowmon
  • By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man; body, mind and spirit. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. – Stacia Tauscher
  • Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are. – Jim Henson
  • Teaching is not about answering questions but about raising questions – opening doors for them in places that they could not imagine. – Yawar Baig
  • A child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him. – Pablo Casals
  • It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults. – F. Douglas
  • To take children seriously is to value them for who they are right now rather than adults-in-the-making. – Alfie Kohn
  • Every day, in a 100 small ways, our children ask, ‘Do you hear me? Do you see me? Do I matter?’ Their behavior often reflects our response. – L.R. Knost
  • A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires. – Paulo Coelho
  • You cannot make people learn. You can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen. – Vince Gowmon
  • Love is the supreme form of communication.
 In the hierarchy of needs, love stands as the supreme developing 
agent of the humanity of the person. As such, the teaching of love 
should be the central core of all early childhood curriculum
 with all other subjects growing naturally out of such teaching.
- Ashley Montagu
  • Remember: everyone in the classroom has a story that leads to misbehavior or defiance. 9 times out of 10, the story behind the misbehavior won’t make you angry. It will break your heart. – Annette Breaux
  • I really love being human. But some days I really wish I could be fairy. – Greta, age 4
  • The work of education is divided between the teacher and the environment. – Maria Montessori
  • If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow. – Alfie Kohn
  • Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. – William Butler Yeats
  • It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. – Albert Einstein
  • Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves. – Jean Piaget
  • Encouraging a child means that one or more of the following critical life messages are coming through, either by word or by action: I believe in you, I trust you, I know you can handle this, You are listened to, You are cared for, You are very important to me. – Barbara Coloroso
  • If you trust play, you will not have to control your child’s development as much. Play will raise the child in ways you can never imagine. – Vince Gowmon
  • Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. – Oscar Wilde
  • The trouble with over-structuring is that it discourages exploration. – Jay Giedd, Neuroscientist, University of California
  • Let the child be the scriptwriter, the director and the actor in his own play. – Magda Gerber
  • Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.  – O. Fred Donaldson
  •  If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? – Albert Einstein
  •  When you are born into a world where you don’t fit in, it’s because you were born to help create a new one. – Anonymous
  • Anything you can teach in an indoor classroom can be taught outdoors, often in ways that are more enjoyable for children. – Cathy James
  • The more risks you allow your children to make, the better they learn to look after themselves. – Roald Dahl
  • Putting your students’ emotional needs first is important because without feeling safe and understood, no instructional strategy will be effective. – Jasper Fox, Sr.
  • A spirited, unruly student is preferable. It’s much easier to direct passion than to try and inspire it. – Joan Desmond
  • Be sure that in your educating you are not manufacturing obedient citizens, but rather unleashing powerful, creative souls. – Vince Gowmon
  •  What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. – Mother Teresa
  • We are raised in a culture that values expertise over exploration. – Nina Wise
  • Kids deserve the right to think that they can change the world. – Lois Lowry
  • Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together. – Scott Hayden
  • Our children should be properly introduced to the world in which they live. – Thomas Berry
  • The more you teach / push those things that can be measured, the more kids will grow up feeling like they don’t measure up. – Vince Gowmon
  •  If we want our children to move mountains, we first have to let them get out of their chairs. – Nicolette Sowder
  • I believe that to teach them effectively you must touch their hearts long before you begin to teach their minds – Vicki Savini, from Ignite The Light
  •  If we love our children and want them to thrive, we must allow them more time and opportunity to play, not less. Yet policymakers and powerful philanthropists are continuing to push us in the opposite direction — toward more schooling, more testing, more adult direction of children, and less opportunity for free play. – Dr. Peter Gray
  • In this modern world where activity is stressed to the point of mania, quietness as a childhood need is too often overlooked. – Margaret Wise Brown
  • When we give children advice or instant solutions, we deprive them of the experience that comes from wrestling with their own problems. – Adele Faber
  • Too much leading and we create anxiety for children. Too much following and the same is true. In wisdom we find balance between the two. – Vince Gowmon
  • If we taught babies to talk as most skills are taught in school, they would memorize lists of sounds in a predetermined order and practice them alone in a closet. – Linda Darling – Hammond
  • Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul. – Friedrich Froebel
  • With children, it is the joint moments of delight that build the social brain. – Mariah Moser
  • I shouldn’t have to defend play for children any more than I should have to defend their eating, sleeping, and breathing. – Rae Pica
  • Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning, observe carefully what children do, and then, if you have understood well, perhaps teaching will be different from before. – Loris Malaguzzi
  • When our little people are overwhelmed by big emotions it is our job to share our calm, not join their chaos. – L.R. Knost
  •  When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out. – Erma Bombeck
  • No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship. – James Comer
  • Instead of teaching children to get ‘there’, why not let them be here? Where is ‘there’ anyway? The world needs more ‘here’ than ‘there’. – Vince Gowmon
  • Ask any child development expert, and they will tell you that children do not develop in a straight line. There are no average children. There are no standard children. – Cassi Clausen
  •  Children don’t need much advice but they really do need to be listened to and not just with half an ear. – Emma Thompson
  • If a child is acting disruptive within the school system, don’t be too quick to assume there is something wrong with her. She simply may be doing her best to say that the system is not large enough to house the fullness of her creative spirit. – Vince Gowmon
  •  I’m more interested in arousing enthusiasm in kids than in teaching the facts. The facts may change, but that enthusiasm for exploring the world will remain with them the rest of their lives. – Seymour Simon
  • Everything we do as teachers must ensure that the child’s inherent desire to learn is kept alive. – Robert John Meehan
  • Rather than books and lectures, nature itself is children’s best teacher. – Coffey
  • Perhaps if tearful little boys were comforted instead of shamed there wouldn’t be so many angry men struggling to express and empathize with emotions. – Lelia Scholl
  • To raise a child who is comfortable enough to leave you means you’ve done your job. They are not ours to keep, but to teach how to soar on their own. – Anonymous
  • True play is child-initiated and child-directed. It can occur on a blank playground. It can occur with a few tires. Children can play – and do play – when all they are given is space and time. – Heather Shumaker
  • Remind yourself daily: While education is useful, it’s love that children and the world need. A deeply loved child with only some education will go much further than a well educated child lacking love. – Vince Gowmon
  •  If a child is poor in math but good at tennis, most people would hire a math tutor.  I would rather hire a tennis coach. – Deepak Chopra
  • Children don’t know how to ask for what they don’t know they need. Their asking comes in the form of behaviour. – Bonnie Harris
  • The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. – Alvin Toffler
  • Schooling prepares children for jobs, yet getting a job is not what life is about. Life exists in the space between all we deem important. – Vince Gowmon
  •  It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. – Leo Buscaglia
  • To give a child a mechanical toy is equivalent to playing for him – Walter Wood
  • Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. – Bob Talbert
  • Trust children. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted. – John Holt
  • The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. – Mark Van Doren
  • The soul is healed by being with children. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Do not train children to learn by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. – Plato
  • A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. – Henry Adams
  •  If we want children to become creative leaders then we must learn to follow their lead at an early age. – Vince Gowmon
  • Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. – William Arthur Ward
  • We see how early childhood experiences are so important to lifelong outcomes, how the early environment literally becomes embedded in the brain and changes its architecture. – Andrew S. Garner
  •  What we are teaches the child far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our children to become. – Joseph Chilton Pearce
  • It is vital that when educating our children’s brains we do not neglect to educate their hearts. – Dalai Lama
  • A child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him. – Casals
  • These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. – Anton Chekhov
  • A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge and wisdom in the pupils. – Ever Garrison
  • The best way to preserve a child’s vision is to let them see things their way rather than yours. Jacob Liberman, Wisdom from an Empty Mind
  • We have forgotten that children are designed by nature to learn through self-directed play and exploration, and so, more and more, we deprive them of freedom to learn. – Peter O. Gray
  • This then is the first duty of an educator: to stir up life but leave it free to develop. – Maria Montessori
  • The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education. – Rudolf Steiner
  • We are raised in a culture that values expertise over exploration. – Nina Wise
  • Children learn and listen more willingly when they are met with kindness, empathy and patience; when their core need for connection or attachment is met. – Vince Gowmon
  • As with everything else about children’s behavior, there’s nothing like a good role model. If you value play, your child will, too. – Madeline Levine
  • You don’t remember the times your dad held your handle bars. You remember the day he let go. – Lenore Skenazy
  • Movement is the door to learning. – Paul E. Dennison
  • Children understand and remember concepts best when they learn from direct personal experience. – Joseph Cornell
  •  It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. – Maya Angelou
  • Rushing children’s development is a formula for turning them into who they are not. Letting them play is a kind means of meeting them where they are and encouraging their authentic unfolding. – Vince Gowmon
  • Do not educate your child to be rich. Educate him to be happy, so that when he grows up he knows the value of things not the price. – Unknown
  • What is essential is to realize that children learn independently, not in bunches; that they learn out of interest and curiosity, not to please or appease the adults in power; and that they ought to be in control of their own learning, deciding for themselves what they want to learn and how they want to learn it. – John Holt
  •  When we deny children play, we are denying them the right to understand the world. – Erika & Nicholas Christakis
  • Children always learn, but not necessarily what you want them to learn. ~Dr.Lillian Katz, University of Illinois
  •  So much developmental trauma can be avoided if we simply give children the right to exercise their natural right to play, to move, to explore the outdoors unsupervised… if we let children be children! – Vince Gowmon
  • Looking back, I realize that nurturing curiosity and the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most important contributions education can make. – Paul Berg
  • Children’s emotions are as real as yours. Just because they might get sad over the colour of their cup, does not make their feelings any less real. – Rebekah Lipp
  • Children are not the people of tomorrow, but people today. They are entitled to be taken seriously. They have a right to be treated by adults with tenderness and respect, as equals. – Janusz Korczak
  • Grown men can learn from very little children, for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show them many things that older people miss. – Black Elk
  • It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question. ~Eugene Ionesco
  • Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. – Charles R. Swindoll
  • All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants – J.W. Gardner
  • Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. – Marian Wright Edelman
  • Don’t educate a child to become something or someone, educate to help them explore and celebrate who they already are. – Vince Gowmon
  • There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. – Kofi Annan
  • Asking kids to meet target on standardized tests is like making them meet a sales quota. Our kids are not commodities. – K.L. Nielsen
  • Children cannot bounce off the walls if we take away the walls. – Erin Kenny
  • The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn. – Maria Montessori
  • There can never be too much nature inside a classroom. It is the antidote to the fast-paced, stressful world in which many young children live. Equally important, it encourages an appreciation of the natural world on which we depend. – Condie Ward
  • It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. – L.R. Knost
  • Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold. – Joseph Chilton Pearce, Contemporary American scholar
  •  Teaching is learning. They are inseparable. The humility of a teacher is born when this is realized. Only then does teaching really begin. – Vince Gowmon
  • A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it. – Frank A. Clark
  • Children learn how to make good decisions by making decisions, not by following directions. – Alfie Kohn
  • We keep thinking as adults that we need to control the way they do things. I wish we’d get out of that. They know how to play, they know how to structure their own play – they need that time to grow responsibly. – Debbie Rhea
  • The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. – Maria Montessori
  •  Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is. – Yoda
  • The real magic wand is the child’s own mind. – Jose Ortega y Gasset
  • Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. – Picasso
  • It is not intellect but rather imagination that is the source of creativity. What if imagination was nurtured as much if not more in school? – Vince Gowmon
  • I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. – Lily Tomlin
  • Good teachers are those who know how little they know. Bad teachers are those who think they know more than they don’t know. – R. Verdi
  • An environmental-based education movement—at all levels of education—will help students realize that school isn’t supposed to be a polite form of incarceration but a portal to the wider world. – Richard Louv
  •  A child learns when time. Some want to read at age three and some don’t care until age eight. There is no right or wrong way, no best timeline. If a child shows no interest in reading or math, it’s because he or she has something far more important to explore. – Vince Gowmon
  • The secret in education lies in respecting the student. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  •  Watching a child makes it obvious that the development of his mind comes through his movements. – Maria Montessori
  • It is not attention that the child is seeking, but love. – Sigmund Freud
  • Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is known, or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds? – Jean Piaget
  • We learn to do something by doing it. There is no other way. – John Holt
  • Explain to me again: how come we treat reading and mathematics as more important than learning to get along with one another? – Pennie Brownlee
  • Classroom management is not about having the right rules… it’s about having the right relationships. – SteeleThoughts
  •  When you teach a child something, you take away forever the chance for him to discover it himself. – John Piaget
  • Deep meaning lies often in childish play. – Johann Friedrich von Schiller
  • Do not…keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play. – Plato
  • Learning is alive when experiential, relevant and joyful. It is all but dead when limited to disassociated rationale and sedentariness. – Vince Gowmon
  • Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love. – Mildred B. Vermont
  • While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. – Angela Schwindt
  •  The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. – Albert Einstein
  • Children dance before they know there is anything that isn’t music. – William Stafford
  • The art of teaching lies in knowing the balance between structure and flow, telling and asking, speaking and silence. – Vince Gowmon
  • Children first realize they can make a difference when parents listen, then respond with sensitivity. – Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer
  • Children remind us to treasure the smallest of gifts, even in the most difficult of times. – Allen Klein
  • You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. – Clay P. Bedford
  • The best teacher of children, in brief, is one who is essentially childlike. – H. L. Mencken
  • Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity. – Kay Redfield Jamison
  • The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence. – Rabindranath Tagore
  • A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child. – Knights of Pythagoras
  • The teacher and the taught create the teaching. – Ancient Eastern saying
  •  Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me, and be my friend. – Albert Camus
  • The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own Benjamin Disraeli
  • A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow. – Charles Brower
  • Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature. – Tom Robbins, novelist
  •  Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. – Robert Fulghum
  • A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching. – A. Bartlett Giamatti
  • An educational system isn’t worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn’t teach them how to make a life. – Author Unknown
  • All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind. – Martin H. Fischer
  • An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends. – Benjamin Franklin
  • Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long… We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. – Walt Disney
  • Before any great things are accomplished, a memorable change must be made in the system of education…to raise the lower ranks of society nearer to the higher. – John Adams
  • Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher. – Japanese Proverb
  • Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. – Ernest Dimnet
  • Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.- Margaret Mead
  • Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time. – Chinese Proverb
  • Do you know the secret of the true scholar? In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him; and in that I am his pupil. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Don’t just teach your kids to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. – George Carlin
  • Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge. Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its rungs. – Martin H. Fischer
  • Education costs money, but then so does ignorance. – Claus Moser
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela
  • Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. – Albert Einstein
  • Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.-  B.F. Skinner
  • Education is… doing anything that changes you.- George B. Leonard
  • Education should be exercise; it has become massage. – Martin H. Fischer
  • Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it. – William Haley
  • Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. – G.M. Trevelyan
  • 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
  • Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It’s like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won’t fatten the dog. – Mark Twain
  • Friendship is a horizon – which expands whenever we approach it. – E.R. Hazlip
  • Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre. – Gail Goldwin
  • He who opens a school door, closes a prison. – Victor Hugo
  • I am not a teacher, but an awakener. – Robert Frost
  • I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. – Socrates
  • I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better. – Maya Angelou
  • I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. – Mark Twain
  • I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That’s what I call a liberal education. – Tallulah Bankhead
  • I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship. – Aeschylus
  • If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. – Chinese Proverb
  • If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.- Derek Bok
  • It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. – Robert G. Ingersoll
  • It’ll be a great day when education gets all the money it wants, and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy bombers.-Author unknown
  • Learning is never done without errors and defeat. – Vladimir Lenin

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