We’ve collected the best English Teacher Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: RM, Ving Rhames, John Krasinski, Jill Biden, Jose Antonio Vargas. Use them as an inspiration.
I’m not a politician. I am an English teacher.
Kathy Dewar, my high-school English teacher, introduced me to journalism. From the moment I wrote my first article for the student paper, I convinced myself that having my name in print – writing in English, interviewing Americans – validated my presence here.
The first article carrying Vonnegut’s byline, ‘This Business of Whistle Purchasing,’ a lighthearted criticism of a school fund-raiser, was submitted at the urging of his sophomore English teacher.
My high school English teacher in junior year, Dr. Robert Parsons, assigned us some Poe stories, including ‘The Black Cat’ and ‘The Purloined Letter.’ Being an animal person, I had trouble with ‘The Black Cat!’ I got hooked instead by ‘The Purloined Letter,’ a Poe story with detective C. Auguste Dupin.
My dad is an English teacher, and my mom is a textiles artist. My parents made my sisters and me feel that if we wanted to pursue something creative, it could be done. They’ve always been supportive of everything from the beginning.
I flunked my exam for university two times before I was accepted by what was considered my city‘s worst university, Hangzhou Teachers University. I was studying to be a high school English teacher. In my university, I was elected student chairman and later became chairman of the city’s Students Federation.
My mother was an English teacher and she imbibed the habit of reading, and encouraged me to participate in debates and the like.
By junior high, I was a horrible student. But during my sophomore year of high school, I did have a fabulous English teacher, and I would go to school just for her class and then skip out afterwards. That’s actually when I started writing, although I didn’t think of it then as something I might someday do.
I dropped out of high school when I was 16, after I had a huge argument with my English teacher over the meaning of the word ‘existentialism.’
I was a victim of a stereotype. There were only two of us Negro kids in the whole class, and our English teacher was always stressing the importance of rhythm in poetry. Well, everybody knows – except us – that all Negroes have rhythms, so they elected me class poet.
I planned on being an English teacher, but I don’t know where that went.
Ironically, for a few million people in the Far East, I did become an English teacher through my music.