We all need a little motivation from time to time - a little push to remind us we're on the right track and our work is meaningful. We collected a bit of that in the form of some words from educators and allies. We hope this collection will excite you for the back-to-school push and remind educators that this year is important. And it will be wonderful.
Enjoy. Share. Read the stories behind the words. And get ready for your best year yet.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela
“Together, we can co-create classrooms that ignite both teachers’ passions and students’ promise.”
– Shanna Peeples, 2015 Teacher of the Year
“As I reflect on lessons from my classroom, the more I arrive back at: the way to a child’s mind is through his/her heart.”
- Sean McComb, 2014 National Teacher of the Year
“If I’m going to push my students toward their dream and purpose in life, I have to get to know who they are.”
“What did you learn today? What mistake did you make that taught you something? What did you try hard at today?”
- Carol S. Dweck
“How can we prepare students for the future if we are stuck in the past?”
– Eric Sheninger