6 Funny Teacher Quotes

Published On: August 30th, 2016·By ·

Funny teacher quotes for those with a good sense of humor…

funny teacher quotesOne thing every successful teacher must have is a good sense of humor. Teaching a classroom full of students can be difficult and frustrating. It is important to be able to find the humor in the challenges and situations that come with the territory. Enjoy these 6 funny teacher quotes about education and some frustrations all teachers might face.

“The wise man can pick up a grain of sand and envision a whole universe. But the stupid man will just lay down on some seaweed and roll around until he’s completely draped in it. Then he’ll stand up and go, ‘Hey, I’m Vine Man.'”
– Jack Handey



“We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve years telling them to sit down and shut up.”
– Phyllis Diller

“I went to kindergarten as if into daily battle. There was only one respite: nap time, when we stretched out in rows of cots, like Civil War wounded.”
– Laura Shaine Cunningham

“To me, education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul. To Miss Mackey it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion.”
– Muriel Spark

“All of us invent ourselves. Some of us just have more imagination than others.”
– Cher

“In the latter part of his career, Spanish violinist Pablo de Sarasate received a visit from a famous music critic who acclaimed him as a genius…'A genius!' Sarasate said. ‘For thirty-seven years I’ve practiced fourteen hours a day, and now they call me a genius!'”
Bartlett’s Book of Anecdotes

What funny teacher quotes do you know? When has your sense of humor saved you in the classroom? Share your stories in the comments below!

About the Author:
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and she loves investigating teaching jobs in some of her favorite locales. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to editor@simplek12.com.


SOURCE:  “Sunbeams.” The Sun Magazine, May 2015: 48. Print.




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