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Teacher Quotes That Make You Giggle

As a teacher of a self-contained class I would teach the student every subject. Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself. Chuckles ahe

Some days you can't do anything right.

Some days you can't do anything right.

Funny teacher quotes and sayings

  • I like a teacher that gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. ~ Lily Tomlin
  • There are three good reasons to be a teacher - June, July and August. ~ Unknown
  • A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor and makes far less money. ~ Unknown
  • By choosing to be a teacher, you have entered an emotionally dangerous profession. ~ Unknown
  • Teaching is the greatest act of optimism. ~ Colleen Wilcox
  • Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. ~ Hector Berlioz
  • Teachers are the only professionals who have to respond to bells every forty-five minutes and come out fighting. ~ Frank McCourt
  • As long as teachers give test there will always be prayer in schools. ~ Unknown
  • It is a miracle that curosity survives formal education. ~ Albert Einstein
  • Often when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number. ~ Unknown
  • Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. ~ Winston Churchill
  • A self taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student. ~ Henny Youngman
  • For every person who wants to teach there are approximately thirty people who don't want to learn much. ~ W. C. Stellar
  • Children are like cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression. ~ Dr. Haim Ginott
  • The best teacher of children, in brief, is one who is essentially childlike. H. L. Mencken
  • Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills. ~ Minna Thomas Antrim


Funny Quotes by Teachers

  • If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, I'll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home. ~ Anonymous
  • I'm a teacher. How's that for super power? ~ Unknown
  • They may forget what you day, but they will never forget how you made them feel.  ~  Unknown
  • Don't set your wit against a child.  ~  Johnathan Swift
  • Treat your students the way you want to be treated.  ~  Unknown
  • The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents is because it helps me to forgive their children. ~ Louis Johannot
  • All learning begins with the simple phrase:  "I don't know".  ~  Unknown
  • Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them to count is best.  ~  Bob Talbert
  • Challenge of the day:  Find something good in everyone.  ~  Unknown
  • The work can wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.  ~  Patricia Clafford
Open a mind, inspire a child.

Open a mind, inspire a child.

Short and Sweet Teacher Quotes and Sayings

  • Teaching: Living on the edge of insanity.
  • Discover wildlife - Teach school
  • Without teachers, life would have no class.
  • You can tell if it’s a full moon without ever looking outside.
  • 2 teach is 2 touch lives 4 ever.
  • Teachers have class.
  • If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
  • You have 25 people who accidentally call you Mom/Dad at one time or another.
  • You can eat a multi-course meal in under 25 minutes.
  • You can't scare me, I'm a teacher.
  • Teaching is a work of the heart.Teacher: the child's third parent.
  • Teachers make little ones count.
  • Teachers Motto: If all else fails, pray for a fire drill.
  • I touch the future. I teach.
  • If you can read this, thank a teacher.

Looking Back

Being a teacher is one of the hardest and most rewarding jobs there is. That being said, you need to know that if you choose to teach you need a whole lot of patience, a terrific sense of humor, love and concern for children and the ability to take each day as it comes.

Now that I have been retired for the past 6 years I can look back and miss all those daily struggles to keep control of a class full of needy children. I taught Special Education for more years than I want to admit but I truly loved the challenge. You have to take each day as it some and laugh sometimes not only at the kids but yourself.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2010 Susan Hazelton


Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on January 25, 2014:

What a nice story.

Terra Simpson on January 21, 2014:

Seems how I take 4 group exercise classes a week. I'm always getting interesting subs every once in awhile. Anyways one of my teachers Jackie got diagnosed with cancer last year and is still doing radiation to this day. Anyways, I had this sub by the name of Curt from November through Febuary. He just taught one strength training classes that I attend and every week he'd explain the bench press and wear the bar was supposed to be every time it went up and down as " the bra line." The first time I heard that I just looked at him and he looked at me. I almost started laughing. One time as I was heading out of the building I went to pick my seat and heard laughter. So, I turned around and there he was right behind me. I almost died.

Riya on September 04, 2013:

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They are very inspirational

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on January 05, 2013:

Senthil, thank you. I relive my schooldays every day with my students. They keep you hopping.

Senthil on January 03, 2013:

It was a great pleasure to recollect my school days and teachers while going through this web site/hub. Thanks a lot. I wish you all the best to continue your great efforts.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on May 06, 2012:

anonymous, there are some very secial teachers out thee that do make a difference in some of their students lives.

anonymous on May 04, 2012:

that's great teachers are very special for especially my english teacher..i will never forget her

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on April 17, 2012:

htodd, I think one of my favorites is "Discover wildlife - Teach school".

htodd from United States on April 15, 2012:

That is really great ..Thanks for the nice hub

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on June 20, 2011:

You're quite welcome Calvin the boss. I'm glad I could help.

Calvin the boss on June 16, 2011:

thanx for this site it reall helped me with my tribute to the teachers graduation speech

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on March 29, 2011:

azura_shah, that's one of the best parts of teaching - learning together.

azura shah on March 29, 2011:

thanx god that i have definitely choose the best path in students are my great inspirations, esp with their ignorance, naïve looking face, and grin..they like it when i do mistakes..and they correct me,..we learn together

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on February 21, 2011:

azure_sky, when you teach you have to laugh.

azure_sky from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :) on February 20, 2011:

LOL....too funny!! Thanks for the grins:)

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on October 10, 2010:

Thanks for stopping by alternate poet. I too can identify with these particular quotes.

alternate poet on October 10, 2010:

As a teacher I can identify with all these ! nice collection.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on August 04, 2010:

habee, you have to have a sense of humor to work with kids. Fortunately they do so many funny things. Thanks.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on August 04, 2010:

BK, it is an extremely rewarding and frustrating profession all rolled up in one. I love working with kids, I wish I had written down some of the funny things they do. That would be one fantastic hub. Thanks.

Holle Abee from Georgia on August 04, 2010:

As a retired teacher - these are awesome!

BkCreative from Brooklyn, New York City on August 03, 2010:

I like the one about reading and thanking a teacher until she gets an unlisted number. And I must say for all the years I've been a teacher - other than the years of genteel poverty I must say, the kids always made me laugh because children are just naturally darn hilarious.

It's a profession where you can lose your mind - and never have the time to know it. The only way to tell is if you start wearing the same clothes every day. Whew!

Wonderful hub! Thanks a million!

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on August 03, 2010:

Thanks vox vocis. I'll be visting yours in just a minute.

Jasmine on August 03, 2010:

Nice hub! I have got a similar one :-)

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on August 03, 2010:

You are quite welcome Storytellersus. That one made me laugh also. I did this hub because when you are gearing up for the start of school with all of the paperwork and such coming your way you need a laugh. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Barbara from Stepping past clutter on August 02, 2010:

Perfect hub for today, as I am working out what exactly I think funny, lol. Out of the quotes above, I smiled at them all, but only one made me laugh and that is because it surprised me...

Often when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number. ~ Unknown

hahahaha THANKS for the laugh!!

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on August 02, 2010:

Thanks, Putz, sometimes I feel like I need to be blessed. Seriously though, I love it.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on August 02, 2010:

rebekahELLE, one of our classroom rules is: Keep you hands, feet and mouth to yourself. I have a self contained classroom, we have to be spacific about our rules. I with you there about writing down some of the funny things my students have said. If only they had been written down, what a book that would have made.

Putz Ballard on August 02, 2010:

You are blessed. Children are so precious.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on August 02, 2010:

Thanks Putz Ballard. Being with children all the time gives me a lot of material to work with.

Sandyspider, thanks for the comment. I love quotes, especially when they are funny.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on August 02, 2010:

Thanks Patti Ann, reasearch is sort of my thing. Not to mention the fact that I love interesting and useful facts. It's nice to hear from you again.

rebekahELLE from Tampa Bay on August 02, 2010:

wonderful quotes. I taught in a classroom for many years and wish I would have written down more sayings from the kids. oh my, I could write a book. 3 rules for a classroom: Listen, Work Hard, Be Nice. :]

Sandy Mertens from Wisconsin, USA on August 02, 2010:

Great teacher quotes.

Putz Ballard on August 02, 2010:

Wonderful hub

Patti Ann from Florida on August 02, 2010:

Excellent - how do you find all of these? You always amaze me with your hubs!

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