Are you retiring? Do you know a teacher who is retiring? We gathered some inspiring retirement quotes for teachers that you can print, send, sign in a card, and more! Thank you for all that you’ve done and continue to do.

1. You taught future doctors, firefighters, and scientists

Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. -Unknown

They all came through your classroom.

2. You will never be forgotten

Education is what survives when what has been learned is forgotten. -BF Skinner.

Even when students forget what you taught, they will remember you.

3. You made a big impact

Bigger than anything you taught on the surface.

4. You opened minds

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. – Kahlil Gibran

And you opened doors, too.

5. You taught them what really counts

Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. —Bob Talbert.

The social-emotional lessons will always stick.

6. You’ll never know your true influence

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. – Henry Brooks Adams

A teacher affects eternity.

7. You performed magic

It’s simple math.

8. You changed hearts

The best teacher lodges an intent not in the mind but in the heart. – Anne Michaels

By showing your students what really matters.

9. You inspired

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. – William Arthur Ward

Because you were a great teacher.

10. You taught students to be independent

The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’ – Maria Montessori

Is teaching them to help themselves.

11. You will never die 😉

Old teachers never die; they just grade away – Anonymous -- retirement quotes for teachers

A funny retirement quote for the teacher with a sense of humor.

12. You left the world better

Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. -Marian Wright

That’s what you do.

13. You bet on the future

Being a teacher is an essential connection between what is and what can be.

And always saw students’ potential.

14. You looked at the bright side

Teaching is the greatest act of optimism. -- retirement quotes for teachers

It’s a requirement of the job.

15. You made a mark

That's What It's All About -- retirement quotes for teachers

And that’s a pretty impressive legacy.

Source: @we_love_teachers2

16. You created lasting change

It just takes one -- retirement quotes for teachers

You were that one!

17. You taught students to ask questions

Questions are fuel for answers -- retirement quotes for teachers

And how to answer them, too.

18. You will never be erased

Recall your influence -- retirement quotes for teachers

You will always be remembered.

Source: @abbysandlinteach

19. You led by example

Lead by example -- retirement quotes for teachers

Thank you for all!

Source: @second_grade_sunshine

20. You have the biggest heart.

Teachers are some of the biggest hearted people I know -- retirement quotes for teachers

And it will stay in ours forever.

Source: @lattesandlettering

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