Being a teacher is one of the most challenging jobs going, there’s no doubt about that. Staying motivated throughout the school year is equally as challenging.
Motivation comes in many forms: support from fellow teachers, love from friends and family at home, and -best of all- those little breakthroughs in the classroom. It’s those moments that are are vital for keeping you focused, positive and sane!
Feeling valued by those around you is also a major motivating factor. However, when the people you spend the majority of your working day with are more concerned about when playtime is or what’s on the menu for lunch rather than how late you stayed up the night before marking their books and planning out their next topic, you’re often lacking that classroom companion to champion your efforts. It’s very easy to feel unappreciated and overwhelmed with all your tasks.
We’d love to come round and give you all an individual pep-talk, a huge pat on the back and maybe even a big hug, why not? But quite frankly we’re way too busy making writing ridiculously exciting for kids around the world. So instead, we’ve gathered 10 of our favourite motivational quotes for teachers in the hope they remind you just how important you are. We hope these words help you to remember the bigger picture; that look on a child’s face when they finally ‘get it’; the smiles when you’ve made them feel special; and their imaginations running wild. It’s these things that make the teaching world go round.
Where would we be without teachers?