This week has been chaotic since it’s the last week of the second quarter. Grades need to be submitted. Progress reports need to be written. Student profiles need to be completed. Papers need to be filed. Needless to say, I’ve had a few too many late nights and very early mornings this week… This morning I woke up thinking it was Saturday. Bummer, it’s only Thursday!
After working 15+ hours yesterday and waking at 5AM this morning to pick up where I left off, three cups of coffee and a tasty bfast was not enough fuel for the rest of my day. I needed some instant inspiration… I read through a few of my previous posts about teaching [Mrs. Thomas, Getting Back Into the Groove, Black Banana Bowl, It’s Too Busyyy, Teaching From the Heart] and searched for quotes about “teaching” [quotes can be so powerful]…
“What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.”
~ Paulo Coelho
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
~ Albert Einstein
“Experience is the teacher of all things.”
~ Julius Caesar
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
~ Bill Gates
“Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher’s help.”
“The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.”
~ Maria Montessori
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
~ William Arthur Ward
“The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.”
~ John Lubbock
“By learning you will teach; by teaching you will understand.”
~ Latin Proverb
“Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind. The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another.”
~ Marva Collins
“The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.”
~ Elbert Hubbard
Tonight I’m trading in my skirt for sweats, shoes for slippers, and grading for cuddling…
P.S. It’s January 26th… Christmas was over a month ago and the first month of the new year is already almost over! Where has the time gone?
Daily Memorable Moment January 26: Completing my student profiles AND transferring all of my second quarter grades from my gradebook to the computer grading program… Tomorrow all I need to do is click “Export”!
Question: Share a funny joke, I’m in need of a good laugh 😀
Question: Is it your first year at your job? How’s it going? If not, how was your first year?