We Were Meant to be Teachers!

Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas

Need an Emotional Jump Start to End Your School Year?

Okay, the thrill of Winter storms is probably over (I hope) and your students (and you) are probably looking forward to Spring/Easter Vacation.  Right?

I just saw this post from teachtought.com that has 52 inspirational quotes for teachers of all ages.

If you’re a Principal/Team Leader, perhaps you need to send some of these proverbs and quotes about to them.  Maybe on Fridays or Mondays?

Here are a few small bites to make your mouth water to read more and remember why you are you a teacher:

  1. “Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.” (Chinese Proverb) (ain’t that the truth!)
  2. “Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.” (Gail Goldwin) (especially in elementary school)
  3. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” (William Ward) (I know for a fact that I’ve inspired a mother to learn to speak English and a father to complete his high education.)
  4. “The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” (Dr. Seuss)
  5. “Thought flows in terms of stories–stories about events, stories about people, and stories about intentions and achievements. The best teachers are the best story tellers. We learn in the form of stories.” (Frank Martin)
  6. “The teachers who get “burned out” are not the ones who are constantly learning, which can be exhilarating, but those who feel they must stay in control and ahead of the students at all times.” (Frank Martin)

I am particularly challenged by #6.  What about you?  Here’s the link:



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