We all draw inspiration from women whose names make the headlines and whose stories are in the history books, but often our greatest inspiration comes from our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, teachers, and friends.
Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.
The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise... Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers.
Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.
Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion.
I was a disadvantaged child from a non-educated family, yet I had the advantage of being in the company of great teachers.
The music of the Clovers and Spaniels and the rest was like candy to me. I couldn't get enough; my teachers probably thought I had attention deficit disorder.
I was already in a band, and the teachers called my mum in and said: 'Abbey's so clever, it's a total waste if she follows her dream'. But I never wanted to do a job I didn't love, and I'd always wanted to be a model or an actress or a singer.
Like it or not, there are a lot of dance teachers in this country who respect me, whether they personally like me or not.
I'm a big fan of teachers.