Category: Quotes

Answer the Question

By , Friday, 27th August, 2010

‘Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions.’

– William Allin

The Classroom Teacher’s Job

By , Friday, 6th August, 2010

If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher’s job.

– Donald D. Quinn

Opening the Door

By , Friday, 30th July, 2010

Teachers open the door.

You enter by yourself.

– Chinese Proverb

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How to engage students

By , Thursday, 20th May, 2010

Pressing ’25’ on the photocopier was NEVER a way to challenge and engage students.

Grab a Poster or a PDF

Classroom Posters

By , Tuesday, 18th May, 2010

I picked up this site, again via Twitter, last night > Poster Street.

You can create your own posters, or download some of the ones they have already on their site.

I quite liked this poster.

If you can read this, thank a teacher.

Just noticed also they have Certificate Street.

What score did you get?

By , Tuesday, 13th April, 2010

“Never treat a student’s test score as a synonym for what a student has learned.” – Joe Bower

I’ll do it later

By , Tuesday, 13th April, 2010

“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting it off.” – Olin Miller

It didn’t work

By , Tuesday, 13th April, 2010

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Alva Edison

Where’s the General?

By , Tuesday, 13th April, 2010

“An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.” – Chinese proverb

Hurry Up, Hurry Up

By , Tuesday, 13th April, 2010

“Getting things done is not always what is most important. There is value in allowing others to learn, even if the task is not accomplished as quickly, efficiently or effectively.” – R. D. Clyde

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