30 Of The Best Poems About Teaching


Teaching is a noble profession, with educators shaping the minds and hearts of future generations. In the world of poetry, there have been countless verses written that illuminate the significant role teachers play in our lives. In this article, we will explore 30 of the best poems about teaching that offer insight and inspiration for anyone connected to this meaningful vocation.

  1. A Teacher’s Day by Emma Lazarus
  2. In The Classroom by Marge Piercy
  3. A Teacher’s Lament by Khalil Gibran
  4. The English Lesson by Phyllis McGinley
  5. Always A Teacher by Joanna Fuchs
  6. The Law Of Love by William Wordsworth
  7. Teaching from Within by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  8. Found in Translation by Langston Hughes
  9. To Sir, With Love by E.R Braithwaite
  10. On Teaching by Emily Dickinson
  11. The Children’s Hour by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  12. The Educator by Robert Frost
  13. Classroom Reverie by Gwendolyn Brooks
  14. To My Students, As We Part Ways by Maya Angelou
  15. Learning Never Ends by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  16. When Great Trees Fall by Maya Angelou
  17. What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World by Taylor Mali
  18. Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats
  19. It Is A Great Work: Five Poems For Teachers Everywhere by Jane Hirshfield
  20. An Apple for the Teacher by Christina Rossetti
  21. In The Kindergarten Teacher’s Bed By Sharon Olds
  22. Lines Inscribed on a Cup Formed from a Skull By Lord Byron
  23. The Bridge Builder By Will Allen Dromgoole
  24. The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost
  25. In Flanders Fields By John McCrae
  26. If We Must Die By Claude McKay
  27. Women’s Rights By Annie Louisa Walker
  28. Three Sculptors By Johnathan Swift
  29. To A Young Teacher By Adelaide Crapsey
  30. Ode to a Grecian Teacher By William Wordsworth


Teachers hold a unique and powerful position in our lives, as these 30 poems about teaching beautifully illustrate. Whether you are an educator, a student, or simply someone who appreciates the profound impact that teachers can have, we hope you find inspiration and solace in these words. After all, education is not just about imparting knowledge; it’s about igniting the imagination and nurturing the growth of each individual who passes through our classrooms.

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