Words of Encouragement Surviving When Teaching Gets Tough


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A compilation of quotes to help teachers get through those last 30 days of the school year, one day at a time.

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Words of Encouragement Surviving When Teaching Gets Tough

  1. 1. Remembering How and Why We Teach 6 Weeks of Inspiration Created for “When Teaching Gets Tough”
  2. 2. "The mind is not avessel to be filled, but afire to be ignited." - Plutarch
  3. 3. "Achievement is largely the product ofsteadily raising ones level of aspirationand expectation." -Jack Nicklaus
  4. 4. Be like Curious George, start with a questionand look under the yellow hat to find whatsthere. -James Collins
  5. 5. The relationship is the communication bridgebetween people. -Alfred Kadushin
  6. 6. Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way.Stay away from what might have been, andlook at what can be. - Marsha Petrie Sue
  7. 7. Believe in something larger than yourself. . . . Getinvolved in the big ideas of your time. - Barbara Bush
  8. 8. Education is not the filling of apail but the lighting of a fire.William Butler Yeats
  9. 9. Good teaching is one-fourthpreparation and three-fourthstheater. -- Gail Godwin
  10. 10. They may forget what you said, but they will neverforget how you made them feel. - Carl W. Buechner
  11. 11. “Education is all a matter of building bridges” -Ralph Ellison
  12. 12. A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell wherehis influence stops. -- Henry B. Adams
  13. 13. The world is round and the place which may seem likethe end may also be only the beginning. -Ivy Baker Priest
  14. 14. If you dont like somethingchange it; if you cant changeit, change the way you thinkabout it. -Mary Engelbreit
  15. 15. People do not care how much you know untilthey know how much you care - John Maxwell
  16. 16. "If you are patient in one moment of anger,you will escape a hundred days of sorrow." -Chinese proverb
  17. 17. The most basic of all human needs is theneed to understand and be understood. Thebest way to understand people is to listen to them. -Ralph Nichols
  18. 18. Be present in all things and thankful for allthings- Maya Angelou
  19. 19. It is in fact a part of the function of education to help usescape, not from our own time — for we are bound by that— but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of ourtime. -T.S. Eliot
  20. 20. "Life is a promise; fulfill it." -Mother Teresa
  21. 21. Joy is not in things; it is in us. -Richard Wagner
  22. 22. A life without regret can be attained by fullawareness of ones actions in their presentmoment -Michelle D. Rosado
  23. 23. Instead of bracing yourself for the perils of theunknown, embrace the joy that is here, in yourpresent moment -Michelle D. Rosado
  24. 24. "The last of thehuman freedomsis to choose yourattitude in anygiven set ofcircumstances.“ -Victor Frankl
  25. 25. I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. -Arthur Rubinstein
  26. 26. Remember that happiness is a way oftravel — not a destination.-Roy M. Goodman
  27. 27. For fast-acting relief, try slowingdown. ~Lily Tomlin
  28. 28. “Education is not a product: mark,diploma, job, money in that order;it is a process, a never ending one” - Bel Kaufman
  29. 29. “I have come to believe that agreat teacher is a great artistand that there are as few asthere are any other greatartists. Teaching might evenbe the greatest of the artssince the medium is thehuman mind and spirit.” -John Steinbeck
  30. 30. " Education is for improving the lives of others and forleaving your community and world better than youfound it." -Marian Wright Edelman
  31. 31. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.You can steer yourself any direction you choose. Youre onyour own. And you know what you know. And YOU are theone wholl decide where to go...” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places Youll Go!