It has been a bit of a rough week at school so I decided to cheer myself up I'd find some inspiring quotes. I truly do love my job...its just all the "other" factors that make it so hard sometimes....so I thought I should try to remind myself why I do what I do. These are mainly about education so most of you may not care but it was just more for me... but in case you do...
"What I do and say are being absorbed by young minds who will echo these images across the ages. My lessons will be immortal, affecting people yet unborn, people I will never see or know. The future of the world is in my classroom today, a future with the potential for good or bad. The pliable minds of tomorrow's leaders will be molded either artistically or grotesquely by what I do. Thank God I have a calling to the greatest profession of all! I must be vigilant every day lest I lose one fragile opportunity to improve tomorrow." -Ivan Welton Fitzwater
"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child."
It is the responsibility of every adult... to make sure that children hear what we have learned from the lessons of life and to hear over and over that we love them and that they are not alone-- Marian Wright Edelman
"Being a teacher is like being a parent: once you are one, you can never, ever walk away from the job."
"Having a good outside-school support system may be the one thing that keeps you sane this semester." (Thank you to my wonderful family and friends!)"Have you ever considered how fortunate you are to have a job worth denying yourself sleep over?"
"Teaching is a profession dealing with unmeasurable results conducted through invisible processes with an inconclusive audience. In short, an act of faith."
"It is more difficult to dislike a teacher or student with whom you have broken cupcakes."
"If people grew up with LP records, and learned to listen to the songs they liked as well as the songs they didn't, they might be more accepting of less-than-ideal life situations than people who grew up selecting only their favorite songs for downloading to an iPod, and believing they could complete only their favorite assignments."
The kids in our classroom are infinitely more significant than the subject matter we teach.-- Meladee McCarty
In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have.-- Lee Iacocca
It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts... it is to teach them to think, if that is possible, and always to think for themselves.-- Robert Hutchins
Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. 1 Chronicles 16:11
Note: I don't think I'm so great or anything because I'm a teacher nor do I think I'm anywhere close to being the best teacher there is...these quotes were just for motivation for me not so everybody can praise me or anything for being a teacher.