Category: Quotes for Staff

The Decisive Element

By , Thursday, 14th April, 2016

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humour, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanised or de-humanised. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”

Haim Ginott, from the book Teacher and Child.

A Culture to Improve

By , Thursday, 14th April, 2016

“If we create a culture where every teacher believes they need to improve, not because they are not good enough but because they can be even better, there is no limit to what we can achieve.”

Dylan William, Institute of Education, University of London

Get with the times

By , Friday, 13th January, 2012

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.

Chinese Proverb

Everyone is a Genius

By , Friday, 13th January, 2012

Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Albert Einstein.

A Stretched Mind

By , Tuesday, 2nd November, 2010

‘A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.’

– Anonymous

Open Parachutes

By , Friday, 8th October, 2010

Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.

– Thomas Dewar

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Leaders Create…

By , Tuesday, 31st August, 2010

‘Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.’

– Tom Peters

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

How to engage students

By , Thursday, 20th May, 2010

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

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