“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
To all teachers: We hope you find these posters a useful resource for teaching character and ethics in your classroom.
“The best thing about being a teacher is that it matters. The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day.” – Todd Whitaker
I AM THE DECISIVE ELEMENT IN THE CLASSROOM. It’s my personal approach that creates the CLIMATE. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I POSSES A TREMENDOUS POWER to make a child’s like miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, …
This week’s edition of the What Will Matter will take a deep dive into education and teaching, examining what challenges we face as we educate the next generation and how we can work together to to shape a brighter future though education. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – …
“EDUCATION: A debt due from present to future generations.” – George Peabody
The more you know The more you grow
As long as you can think, you can learn. As long as you can learn, you can get better. As long as you can get better, you can be happier. NEVER STOP LEARNING.
“There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps.
“The highest result of education is tolerance.” – Helen Keller
If your plan for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for 10 years, plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years, educate children. – Confucius
It’s in the news all the time – kids are cheating in school in new ways and at unprecedented rates. One of the reasons is the way schools and parents deal with or ignore the underlying issues of integrity and character. For instance, to discourage kids from cheating, adults commonly say, “You’re only cheating yourself.”
Schools all over the nation are struggling to modify their strategies to meet the Common Core demands regarding critical thinking and problem solving. They must also find ways to teach 21st Century workplace skills, enhance students’ social and emotional development, and, of course, build their character so they become responsible and productive citizens. Oh, they must also be sure to create an …
Teachers Affect all eternity. You never know where their influence stops. – Henry Adams
(Derived with permission from “What Teachers Make” a poem written by Taylor Mali. To see Mr. Mali’s original version visit www.taylormali.com) The topic of education came up and a business executive proclaimed the problem is with teachers, after all, “those who can do, and those who can’t teach.” A man next to him said, “I’m a teacher and you don’t know …
Great Leaders are teachers not tyrants. They help their followers see and understand more. They inspire them to become more and motivate them to do more. –Michael Josephson