81+ Best Classroom Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Classroom is one of the most important factors affecting student learning. Classroom environment is a place where students will learn the various skills deemed necessary and proper for them to achieve success in the global society.

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Famous Classroom Quotes

It’s the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom. Michael Morpurgo

Teachers can be a living example to their students. Not that teachers should look for students to idealize them. One who is worth idealizing does not care whether others idealize them or not. Everyone needs to see that you not only teach human values but you live them. It is unavoidable sometimes you will be idealized  it is better for children to have a role model, or goal, because then the worshipful quality in them can dawn. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom. Jon Stewart

While complying can be an effective strategy

for physical survival, it’s a lousy one for personal fulfillment. Living a satisfying life requires more than simply meeting the demands of those in control. Yet in our offices and our classrooms we have way too much compliance and way too little engagement. The former might get you through the day, but only the latter will get you through the night. Daniel H. Pink

The problem with public school is not overcrowding in the classroom. The problem is not teacher unions. The problem is not underfunding or lack of computer equipment. The problem is your damn kids. P. J. O’Rourke

Every creature was designed to serve a purpose. Learn from animals for they are there to teach you the way of life. There is a wealth of knowledge that is openly accessible in nature. Our ancestors knew this and embraced the natural cures found in the bosoms of the earth. Their classroom was nature. They studied the lessons to be learned from animals. Much of human behavior can be explained by watching the wild beasts around us. They are constantly teaching us things about ourselves and the way of the universe, but most people are too blind to watch and listen. Suzy Kassem

Grittier students are more likely to earn their diplomas; grittier teachers are more effective in the classroom. Grittier soldiers are more likely to complete their training, and grittier salespeople are more likely to keep their jobs. The more challenging the domain, the more grit seems to matter. Angela Duckworth

Every forest is a classroom where we can go to learn business and economics. Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr.

Learning is not limited to the classroom, and Minnesota shouldn’t limit its education resources there, either. Ilhan Omar

Allowing bullying in the classroom is equivalent to excluding learning from the classroom. If bullying is present in the classroom it causes the classroom to not feel like a safe environment, and people do not learn in unsafe environments except for those things which they feel will ensure their present safety. Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr.

A student of life considers the world a classroom. Harvey Mackay

Great teachers answer your questions and leave you to question their answers. Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

The amount of education, in the most basic sense of the word, I receive on a daily basis through Skype amazes me. The technology is one of the reasons I wanted to join Skype and am eager to get Skype into every classroom around the globe. Tony Bates

Unceasing competition for official favor in the dramatic fish bowl of a classroom delivers cowardly children, little people sunk in chronic boredom, little people with no apparent purpose for being alive. John Taylor Gatto

On the first day of school, you got to be real careful where you sit. You walk into the classroom and just plunk your stuff down on any old desk, and the next thing you know the teacher is saying, I hope you all like where you’re sitting, because these are your permanent seats. Jeff Kinney

Offline classes form the nucleus of the college life. Online classes can only complement offline education, not replace it. Shivanshu K. Srivastava

I began my career as an economics professor but became frustrated because the economic theories I taught in the classroom didn’t have any meaning in the lives of poor people I saw all around me. I decided to turn away from the textbooks and discover the real life economics of a poor person’s existence. Muhammad Yunus

The most brilliant student in class is a god and the rest are morons. Michael Bassey Johnson

When you walk into my classroom, I’m going to give it to you straight, just like in the real world, because that’s the only way to prepare you for the real world. Abby Lee Miller

The classroom is a special place. It’s one of the few times a group of different people have to be in the same room. Outside, it’s only strangers in subway rides for a few minutes. It’s rare. We never really know people again. Karl Kristian Flores

Think of Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own that’s what women have always needed under patriarchy and can’t be creative without. They took away my classroom and my status to teach, and now they have taken away my office, and all of it is giving the message that Virginia Woolf and I are losing what I call ‘womenspace. Mary Daly

Teach them wisely, teach them for life. Nanette L. Avery

My classmates could see I was not similar. So they made me their scapegoat. They hit me or locked me in the toilets. During the break, I would take refuge in the chapel, or I would arrange to stay alone in the classroom. Yves Saint Laurent

Whether in courtroom or classroom, it’s always nice to find room for decorum. Vincent Okay Nwachukwu

There is nothing more valuable than great classroom instruction. But let’s stop putting the whole burden on teachers. We also need better parents. Better parents can make every teacher more effective. Thomas Friedman

Classroom is the foundation. The real construction is done in a quiet room where we school ourselves. Vincent Okay Nwachukwu

Steampunk is not a group of children in a classroom, sitting quietly while the teacher reads a story; it’s the kids at recess, playing a wild, endless game of pretend. Kaja Foglio

1.4 billion dollars can buy 1.4 million teachers $1,000 of classroom supplies, 14 million free computers for students, or 1 biologically toxic telescope atop the sacred mountain of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Steven Magee

Steampunk is not a group of children in a classroom, sitting quietly while the teacher reads a story; it’s the kids at recess, playing a wild, endless game of pretend. Kaja Foglio

God knew that not all lessons are taught in the classroom. Hence, He allows life to teach us some extraordinary lessons. Gift Gugu Mona

You can’t improve what you can’t measure, and liberals have resisted any kind of meaningful measurement of success in the classroom for decades. Instead of focusing on the three R’s, liberals have thrown up a barrage of silly things designed to distract us all from their awful stewardship of the schools. Mike Gallagher

Coach Wooden’s approach succeeded Setting challenging expectations appropriate to each individual; getting to know each individual well and caring for each as a person; tailoring his instructions and support to individual differences; and treating everyone with respect and fairness. It succeeded for him in the classroom, on the court, and in life. Swen Nater

Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom. I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree. It’s not a minor league or an audition for the pros. Rebecca Lobo

For some kids, the classroom setting is the place where their genius is hardest to see and their challenges are easiest to see. And since they spend so much time in the classroom, that’s a tough break for these little guys. But if we are patient and calm and we wear our perspectacles and we keep believing, we will eventually see the specific magic of each child. Glennon Doyle Melton

How absurd that our students tuck their cell phones, BlackBerrys, iPads, and iPods into their backpacks when they enter a classroom and pull out a tattered textbook. Eli Broad

A good teacher must be able to make his/her lecture riveting and entertaining enough to deter truants from playing truant. Michael Bassey Johnson

The influence of teachers extends beyond the classroom, well into the future. It is they who shape and enrich the minds of the young, who touch their hearts and souls. It is they who shape a nation’s future. F. Sionil Jose

We want our students to consider our classrooms relevant to their world and responsive to their needs, so when world events dredge up new discussion needs, we shouldn’t inadvertently signal that students should save them for the hallway, the lunchroom, and their social media. Matthew R. Kay

Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents. Roger Moore

My approach to teaching diverse Learners in the classroom is to meet their needs in the least obvious way possible so that they don’t stick out as different. Susan A. Gingras Fitzell

I realized if you can change a classroom, you can change a community, and if you change enough communities you can change the world. Erin Gruwell

This increased interconnectivity sets the stage for students to develop deep compassion for one another and be upstanders in their community and world. This is empowerment at its very core. Katie Muhtaris

I was 17 the first time I set foot in a classroom, but 10 years later, I would graduate from Cambridge with a Ph.D. Educated is the story of how I came by my education. It is also the story of how I lost my family. Tara Westover

One of the great things about teaching is how difficult it is to multitask while doing it. Like reading, teaching requires your full focus I consider that a feature, not a flaw. When things are hard to multitask, that means they require effort and attention, which is a good thing. We have to pay attention, bring our full focus to teaching, and then we can do it well. Thatcher Wine

In an effort to create a culture within my classroom where students feel safe sharing the intimacies of their own silences, I have four core principles posted on the board that sits in the front of my class, which every student signs at the beginning of the year: read critically, write consciously, speak clearly, tell your truth. Clint Smith

I am eager to expose You can’t say you can’t play to public scrutiny. The teachers are cooperative and curious. They are quite used to my passionate espousals, and this is a problem about which there is widespread concern. In general, the approach has been to help the outsiders develop the characteristics that will make them more acceptable to the insiders. I am suggesting something different: The group must change its attitudes and expectations towards those who, for whatever reason, are not yet part of the system. Vivian Gussin Paley

In most every business, you learn by doing. The apprenticeship model is much more effective than the classroom for cultivating entrepreneurs. Andrew Yang

Life is a constant learning experience and lessons don’t start and stop in a classroom. Jessica Marie Baumgartner

We can close the gap and improve what happens in the classroom by using educational technology that is the same high quality everywhere. Major Owens

God knows that not all lessons are taught in the classroom. Hence, He allows life to teach us some extraordinary lessons. Gift Gugu Mona

The world is a bell curve. Classroom test scores, employee performance in a company or how many people really, really like you. No matter the population you’re studying, they always fit neatly across the standard deviations of the famous bell curve. Simon Sinek

All eyes turned to Liberty, expecting her to deliver a killer last line for them to ponder for the rest of their lives. H.C. Roberts

Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity. Ricky Martin

They say that wisdom is a dying flower, and I disagree. In a world covered in mud, the lotus still continues to grow. Even after mankind washes itself away from the surface of the earth, knowledge will still remain. Look no further than the bosom of Nature. It offers all the solutions needed to cure and unite humanity. Wise men only exist as interpreters and transmitters of Truth. Their time on earth is limited, but Nature’s existence is eternal. Open books shall always exist for those with an opened eye and pure heart; for Truth can only be seen by those with truth in them. Suzy Kassem

There is no training, classroom or otherwise, that can prepare for trading the last third of a move, whether it’s the end of a bull market or the end of a bear market. Paul Tudor Jones

A wealth of knowledge is openly accessible in nature. Our ancestors knew this and embraced the natural cures found in the bosoms of the earth. Their classroom was nature. They studied the lessons to be learned from animals, knowing that much of human behavior can be explained by watching the wild beasts around us. Animals are constantly teaching us things about ourselves and the way of the universe, but most people are too blind to watch and listen. Suzy Kassem

Schools reward their students for a combination of intelligence, perseverance, and hard work in the classroom and on the playing fields. But these metrics don’t help kids understand that great grades are not a pass for a great life. Steve Blank

If any of you are injured, take a seat in this fine classroom. Dee opens up the nearest door and peeks in. It’s a classroom with a life sized skeleton hanging on a stand. Bones will keep you company while you wait for the doctor. Susan Ee

I discovered how science is truly a universal language, one that forges new connections among individuals and opens the mind to ideas that go far beyond the classroom. Ahmed Zewail

We are not perfect. We are here to learn. Earth is one big classroom and God is our heavenly guidance counselor and teacher. Molly Friedenfeld

I was always making my friends laugh, but I never wanted the attention of the whole classroom. Steven Wright

Education makes your maths better, not necessarily your manners. Amit Kalantri

The message of Passover remains as powerful as ever. Freedom is won not on the battlefield but in the classroom and the home. Teach your children the history of freedom if you want them never to lose it. Jonathan Sacks

Would you rather have your child in a room with the best equipment in the world with an average teacher or an empty room with Socrates? Rafe Esquith

I used to be very shy. I hated going to a new classroom and having to make new friends, meet new teachers, and adjust to a new environment. Son Ye jin

What I have learned from the teachers with whom I have worked is that, just as there is no simple solution to the arms race, there is no simple answer to how to work with children in the classroom. It is a matter of being present as a whole person, with your own thoughts and feelings, and of accepting children as whole people, with their own thoughts and feelings. It’s a matter of working very hard to find out what those thoughts and feelings are, as a starting point for developing a view of a world in which people are as much concerned about other people security as they are about their own. Eleanor Duckworth

I really feel like if they’d have let me just pace in the back of the classroom while the teacher was talking, I’d have done much better. I have to move. But you know, that’s disruptive for the class, and as a result, there was a ripple effect of having to sit still that found its way into every aspect of my life. Ryan Gosling

Joe was so tired that he had slept through first hour Spanish, second hour history, and most of third hour English. The English teacher, Mrs. Lane, hadn’t taken a liking to that. She decided to send Joe to the principal to discuss why he was so sleepy, which Joe hadn’t taken a liking to. Belart Wright

There’s a lot of pressure to chitchat with the audience. But when they’re in school, people don’t want to get up in front of their classroom when they have to talk about themselves or a project. Hope Sandoval

Nature will teach us many lessons if we take the time to visit her classroom. Donald L. Hicks

I just look back at my time in college and think about how much my community activism and my work in neighborhoods really informed my actual academic career and beyond. It can provide a way better learning than the traditional classroom setting. Opal Tometi

Stressful conditions from outside school are much more likely to intrude into the classroom in high poverty schools. Every one of ten stressors is two to three times more common in high poverty schools Student hunger, unstable housing, lack of medical and dental care, caring for family members, immigration issues, community violence and safety issues. Robert D. Putnam

Not everything that happens in an in person classroom is currently replicated with an online course, and perhaps the experience will never be the quite the same. But there are new opportunities that online learning opens up that would have never been possible without this technology. Daphne Koller

Many self leaders lead the world even by being invisible. The world learns from them without sitting in their classrooms. Israelmore Ayivor

People go into cartooning because they’re shy and they’re angry. That’s when you’re sitting in the back of a classroom drawing the teacher. Matt Groening

School in itself is a microcosm of society. These kids bring a lot of baggage with them, and as teachers with 30 plus kids in your classroom you have to take the time to get to know them, and not just see them as people you have to teach. And if they want to learn they will learn, and if they don’t want too then too bad. But you have to see them as your surrogate children. Charles Chuck Mackey, former vice principal and coach of R. M. Bailey Pacers. Drexel Deal

I think it’s useful to recall that a lot of these statutes like disrupting the classroom or disturbing the peace have long been historically used to oppress and criminalize black people. Kimberle Williams Crenshaw