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Our 15 Favorite Teacher Catchphrases


Teachers are always aiming to make an impression on their students. What better way to accomplish this than a catchy saying that will stick in their minds for years to come? The phrases you use can be inspiring and motivating; they can teach a valuable life lesson; or they can be just plain silly! We recently found two articles that contain some awesome catchphrases, and wanted to share 15 of our favorites with you.

The following were derived from's post: 40 Teacher Catchphrases You May Want to Steal and's list of 2000+ Funny Teacher Quotes

  1. Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching?
  2. Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude.
  3. Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody.
  4. It’s nice to be important, but it’s important to be nice.
  5. F.A.I.L. = First Attempt In Learning
  6. Squeeze your brain juice!
  7. Listen” and “silent” have the same letters for a reason.
  8. A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open. 
  9. Be a Pineapple: Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside!
  10. Creativity: Take the obvious, add a cupful of brains, a generous pinch of imagination, a bucketful of courage and daring, stir well and bring to a boil.
  11. Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them.
  12. Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
  13. If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.
  14. If your absence won't make any difference, your presence won't either.
  15. If "Plan A" didn't work, don't worry, the alphabet has 25 more letters.

Check out the full articles for more quotes and catchphrases that you can make your own!