Friday, January 30, 2015

Learning becomes relevant when we connect it to reality...

"Affluent parents are getting the schools they want. The question is whether they’ll support the schools that help other peoples’ children." Robert John Meehan

"Emulate those teachers that instilled the sense of wonder and curiosity that inspired you."Robert John Meehan 

 "Great teachers are motivated predominately by the desire to enrich and empower the pupil, all other aspirations and motivations are held in check by that one dominant desire." Robert John Meehan

"Many ed reformers have foolishly accepted at face value that teachers in lower income schools are less effective. They couldn't be more wrong." Robert John Meehan

"Competition in education, by design, is intended to "leave children behind." Competition, by design, creates winners and losers." Robert John Meehan

"A teacher has to be ON every moment of the day, despite his/her’s actual state of mind." Robert John Meehan

"Our vision of teaching often becomes blurred by the restraints of standardized tests, administrative burdens, parental complaints and lack of support." Robert John Meehan

"As a teacher I spent a lot of time studying the "art of selling" to get a better perspective of what I was trying to accomplish as a teacher. After all, aren't we in the business of getting students to "buy into" what we are doing?" Robert John Meehan

"True teachers illuminate the path to achievement, believing the best way to predict a child's future is to help create it." Robert John Meehan

"Our achievements as teachers are shaped by the climate of our classrooms and the strength of our preparation." Robert John Meehan

"Teaching is a journey... but one where it's good news when you lose your baggage." Robert John Meehan

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