“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”

                             – Harper Lee

“Classroom management is not about having the right rules, it’s about having the right relationships.”

“My teacher gave me the best gift of all…..Believing in me!”

“When I took the time to notice the good, the good became better.”

“Teachers have the power to make a student’s bad day good.”

“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”

“The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world.”     

“It shouldn’t matter how slowly a child learns as long as we are encouraging them not to stop.”

“Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself.”

“Opportunities are presented to us for a reason and perhaps it is because they are ready for us before we are ready for them, so lean in.”

“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.”

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

“No one can make you feel inferior without  your consent.”

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”

“The secret in education lies in respecting the student.”

“New beginnings are often described as painful endings.”

“You come home, make some tea, sit down in your chair, and all around you there is silence.  Everyone decides for themselves whether that’s loneliness or freedom.”

“The pessimist complains about the wind.  The optimist expects it to change.  The leader adjusts the sails.”

“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.”

“Confidence isn’t thinking you’re better than anyone else, it’s realizing that you have no reason to compare yourself to anyone else.”

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the  lighting of a fire.”

“What every child wants to know  is, Do your eyes light up when I enter the room?  Did you hear me and did what I say mean anything to you?”

“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.”

“One Child, One Teacher, One Book, One Pen Can Change the World.”

“Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer,”

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

“And time for reflection with colleagues is for me a lifesaver; it is not just a nice thing to do if you have time.  It is the only way you can survive.”

“Eighty percent of success is just showing up.”

“A master tells you what he expects of you.  A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.”

“The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways.”

“Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.”

“It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.”

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