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Become a Teacher

Reasons to become a teacher

“I touch the future. I teach.” –Christa McAuliffe, American Astronaut

“The duties of a teacher are neither few nor small, but they elevate the mind and give energy to the character.” –Dorothea Dix, American advocate on behalf of the indigent mentally ill who, through a vigorous and sustained program of lobbying state legislatures and the United States Congress

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” –Japanese Proverb

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” –Robert Frost

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King, Jr

“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” –Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani female education activist and the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate

“Education doesn’t just make us smarter. It makes us whole.” –Jill Biden, American educator and the current first lady of the United States since 2021

“A well educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” –Helen Keller, American author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” –Malcolm X, American Muslim minister and human rights activist

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” –John Dewey, American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer

Pathways to teaching