8 Motivational Quotes To Help Any Early Childhood Education Major Get Through College
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

8 Motivational Quotes To Help Any Early Childhood Education Major Get Through College

Real heroes don't wear capes, they teach.

8 Motivational Quotes To Help Any Early Childhood Education Major Get Through College

College is hard. On top of that, being an Early Childhood Education major can have its hard days also. Lesson plans on lesson plans, you can't ever seem to catch a break. Everyday is one step closer to the day you get to finally student teach, and then before you know it, graduation is right around the corner. Being an Education major is not as easy as you think, but knowing that you're the reason a child has a smile on their face is worth every second of the late night study sessions and the early morning observations in the schools.

Here are 8 motivational quotes to help you realize that being an Early Childhood Education major is your calling.

1. "Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning" - Robert John Meehan

When a teacher loves their job, and is not only there for the money, they inspire their students to be bigger than their fears. Therefore, it is so important in classrooms to make children feel welcomed with open arms. The second a student knows that you as a teacher believe in them, they start to believe in themselves.

2. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela

This quote is so important. In classrooms today, gender equality is such a huge deal. As teachers, it is our job to diminish gender equality so students do not have to deal with it. Teachers should make peace, not problems.

3. "The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don't tell you what to see" - Alexandra K. Tenfor

The goal of any teacher is to make a student feel like they are important. Curiosity is such a powerful force. Think about it like this: if you tell someone where to look and you observe them, they are far more likely to be interested. If you tell them what to see, why would they bother to look?

4. "Don't struggle to be a better teacher than everybody else. Simply be a better teacher than you ever thought you could be" - Robert John Meehan

Nobody else's opinion matters. Always believe in yourself and stay true to yourself. You're going to have off days, believe me everyone has them. Not everyday is a bad day and failure is a way of teaching you how to grow. Just like the quote says, never struggle or stress yourself out trying to be better than everyone else. Be the best you ever thought you could be as a teacher.

5. "Educators are the only people who lose sleep over other people's children" - Nicholas Ferroni

This quote is one of my favorites because of all the compassion it shows for teachers and the love they have for their students. It is so crazy to think of teachers in this sense, but when your students make everyday worthwhile, who wouldn't lose sleep over such spectacular children?

6. "A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart" - Unknown

As a teacher, one of your top goals should be to keep your arms wide open with a warm welcome. Every single part of this quote is something to live by. A hand to hold, a mind ready to learn, and a learning heart is such great characteristics for a brilliant student.

7. "A little progress each day adds up to big results" - Satya Nani

NEVER GIVE UP. Every day you are learning something new, this will show in the end how successful and happy you will be. A teacher shoots for a goal little by little each day because they know in the end how big their goal results will be. This is so important to teachers, student teachers, and college students aspiring to be teachers.

8. "Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, to be delighted" - Dr. Seuss

Such a great reminder for teachers. Every lesson, every activity, every craft should be something a student could take with them for the rest of their lives. Never forget that children are little humans to, and unique ones at that.

So, Early Childhood Majors, all this hard work in college is just making the "real world" so much easier as a future teacher. Everyday as an Early Childhood education major, will make each day closer to graduation worth it.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series


Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?


Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less

14 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts Your S.O. Will Love

If they love you, they're not going to care if you didn't get them some expensive diamond necklace or Rolex watch; they just want you.


Let me preface this by saying I am not a bad girlfriend.

I am simply a forgetful one.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

10 Helpful Tips For College Students Taking Online Courses This Semester

Here are several ways to easily pass an online course.

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels

With spring semester starting, many college students are looking to take courses for the semester. With the pandemic still ongoing, many students are likely looking for the option to take online courses.

Online courses at one time may have seemed like a last minute option for many students, but with the pandemic, they have become more necessary. Online courses can be very different from taking an on-campus course. You may be wondering what the best way to successfully complete an online course is. So, here are 10 helpful tips for any student who is planning on taking online courses this semester!

Keep Reading... Show less

Take A Look At The Extravagant Lane Woods Jewelry Collection For Valentine's Gift Ideas

So if you are currently looking to purchase jewelry for yourself or as a romantic gift for your S.O., you should definitely look at the marvelous and ornately designed Lane Woods Jewelry collection


Just like diamonds are a girl's best friend, so are pearls, rubies, gold, emeralds, and any type of luxurious jewelry you can get your hands on! A woman is incomplete without a piece of jewelry on her and it is a gorgeous accessory required for all occasions. So if you are currently looking to purchase jewelry for yourself or as a romantic gift for your S.O., you should definitely look at the marvelous and ornately designed Lane Woods Jewelry collection.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments