Monday, May 26, 2014

If we are truly effective teachers, then we are creating autonomous, independent, and self directed learners.


"The quality of an exemplary teacher is demonstrated by their willingness to set and maintain the highest standards for themselves and their students." Robert John Meehan

 "Although most would see them only as an ocean of small faces, we as teachers see them as the waves that propel us." Robert John Meehan

 "Becoming an exemplary teacher is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of the choices we make; it is not something that simply comes with teaching experience, it is something that must be purposefully achieved." Robert John Meehan

"Teamwork is the fuel that allows common teachers to obtain uncommon results." Robert John Meehan 

 "Each day we teach we must put forth a greater effort than we think we're capable of doing, we can never limit ourselves to what kind of teacher we've been in the past."  Robert John Meehan


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

We must shift the focus of our classrooms from obedience to understanding...


"We must shift the focus of our classrooms from obedience to understanding." Robert John Meehan

"Teachers take risks. Like everyone else, we fear failing, but we must refuse to let the magnitude of our task overwhelm us." Robert John Meehan

"Failing CEO's get bonuses.Teachers lose pensions. So we can get better teachers by increasing class size and paying them less?" Robert John Meehan

"We need a culture that respects education, in which learning is admired and that honors the achievements of educated people." Robert John Meehan

"Sadly, children’s passion for learning often ends when they encounter a world that seeks to educate them for conformity and obedience only." Robert John Meehan

"Solving the problems in education are actually simple. All we need is a dedicated society, knowledgeable politicians and excellent teachers." Robert John Meehan

"Although we may not have much control over the culture outside our walls, we can set expectations that uphold a higher standard." Robert John Meehan

"We've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of our student's success." Robert John Meehan

Thursday, May 8, 2014

"Our teaching should always be artfully crafted...

"Our teaching should always be artfully crafted. It should impart something that is in itself sacred to the senses of our students."  Robert John Meehan

"Better teaching never comes from a political comes from the heart of a prepared and caring teacher." Robert John Meehan

"The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspectives." Robert John Meehan

 "Teach with a renewed appreciation of its consequences and you will never cease to realize the infinite possibilities within your reach." Robert John Meehan

 "The essential nature of any teacher is within our own hearts. Although an education prepares us to teach, it is the love of learning that sustains us." Robert John Meehan

"Almost every student you meet may be fighting a battle you know nothing about. Stop, think, then make your response accordingly." Robert John Meehan

"As a teacher you have to be committed to learning for a lifetime first before you can lead your students down that path." Robert John Meehan 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

As a teacher you may teach a class, but each child should still feel uniquely taught...

"As a teacher you may teach a class, but each child should still feel uniquely taught." Robert John Meehan

"Repeated high stakes testing has only proven that five out of four students have trouble with fractions." Robert John Meehan

"When testing surpasses teaching as a priority education reform is on the wrong path" Robert John Meehan

"We all need to go into the classroom believing our students can and will meet and often exceed our expectations." Robert John Meehan

"Twenty years from now, your name may be forgotten...but the world will be a better place because you made a difference as a teacher." Robert John Meehan

"The strength of our teaching lies in the depth of our convictions and the integrity of our goals." Robert John Meehan

"The best teachers are those who pass on their zeal and enthusiasm as a legacy to their students." Robert John Meehan

"Our children need strong figures in their lives; do not allow the corporate media to provide these figures for you." Robert John Meehan

"When we strive to become better teachers than we are, everyone in our classroom becomes better too."  Robert John Meehan

"The best collaboration time is spent talking about learning, not talking about teaching." Robert John Meehan

”Perseverance is the hard work you do in the classroom after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” Robert John Meehan