Category: Quotes

Lighting a Fire

By , Tuesday, 13th April, 2010

“Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.” – W. B. Yeats

Classroom Management

By , Monday, 12th April, 2010

But seriously, the following quote came from @Aaron_Eyler via Twitter #edchat hashtag.

The best indicator of classroom management might even be what the kids do the days you AREN’T in school.

I know I love it when I return to my class to find reports that they’ve been wonderful and got through everything I planned for them.

What do you think? Is it an accurate measure of your classroom management?

Leadership is

By , Saturday, 10th April, 2010

“A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well, and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” – Jim Rohn

How are you remembered???

By , Wednesday, 24th March, 2010

I came across the following quote via Twitter:

“As a teacher, you are remembered forever, how you are remembered is up to you” -Vickie Gill

Working Together

By , Wednesday, 27th January, 2010

This year I am working with an extra staff member on my grade, a result of two teachers sharing a part-time load.

It was very nice, but not necessary┬á ­čÖé┬á , of this teacher when she gave us a little personalised notepad. Funnily enough, all the women I’ve shown it to have laughed out loud.

The notepad came also with a note, of which I quite liked the quote that was written:


Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

Looking forward to 2010


Very nice.

Honest Lesson Evaluations

By , Wednesday, 9th December, 2009

I came across this honest lesson evaluation via Twitter.


The great teacher

By , Tuesday, 1st September, 2009

The mediocre teacher tells.

The good teacher explains.

The superior teacher demonstrates.

The great teacher inspires

William Arthur Ward

The Best Teacher Ever

By , Tuesday, 26th February, 2008

I was working on a Kindergarten class today. Towards the end of the day, out of the blue, one of the Kinder boys said to me:

You’re the best teacher I’ve ever had Mr Gray!

I thought “Wow” at first, then remembered that this KINDER kid has only been at school for just over four weeks!! I thought it’s probably not very fair to take that complement on board as very meaningful???

The Importance of Capitalisation

By , Wednesday, 19th September, 2007

Came across this whilst surfing the net:

Capitalisation is the difference between “I had to help my uncle Jack off a horse…” and something else entirely.

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