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Special Education Quotes for all Occasions

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Sometimes when you’re a special ed teacher you just need a good quote to sum up what you do. Whether’s it’s for inspiration, a professional seminar, to hang around your classroom, or solidify your philosophies this list of special education quotes for all occasions can serve as a great resource for educators! 

Why do we need special education quotes?

Maybe you’re looking for something fun to post on Instagram. Or maybe you’ve had a rough day and need to remind yourself why we do what we do. It happens to all of us sometimes.

No matter the reason you are here I hope this list of my favorite quotes about special education helps give you a boost a brightens your day.

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These guys are just some of my favorites to post on Instagram or pull out if I’m hosting a seminar. 

“Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don’t fit into boxes.” – Tori Amos

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you” – B.B. King

“Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” – Rita Pierson

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confusious

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults.” – Fredrick Douglas

When my students are having a rough day these are the quotes I share to give them some inspiration. We can have wonderfully long conversations about what they mean, and how to live by them!

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Stills 

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

It’s important as special education teachers that we listen to the words of adults who received special education services or those with disabilities who now advocate for their rights. 

These are some of my favorite thought-provoking quotes from people with disabilities.

“In special education, there’s too much emphasis placed on the deficit and not enough on the strength.” – Temple Grandin

“Everybody has a heart that can be touched by something.” – Naoki Higashida

“One day I dream that we can grow in a matured society where nobody would be ‘normal or abnormal’ but just human beings, accepting any other human being — ready to grow together.” – Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay

“I’m great at several things and broken in none.” — Kerry Magro

Self-love is so important, and there never seems to be enough of it. Our students need more. We, teachers, need more! I hope these quotes improve your outlook on yourself! 

“If there’s any definition to being perfect, you’re perfect at being yourself.” – Zendaya

“We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?” – Meghan Markle

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” – Sydney J. Harris

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You!” — Dr. Seuss

“To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.”— Sandra Bierig

I hope you love each of these quotes and find them helpful. If you are looking for more tips on self-care, make sure to check out my post on mental health for SEITs and One-on-Ones. 

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