Thursday, October 23, 2014

Most teachers can come to a general consensus that our plates are full...







"Most teachers can come to a general consensus that our plates are full. Working smarter, longer and harder isn't always enough."- Robert John Meehan

"Pursue confidently your dreams of being a teacher. Teach each day as you once imagined you would. Don't let today's obstacles keep you from yesterday's dreams."- Robert John Meehan

"Even the most talented teacher cannot be fully successful in a dysfunctional system over which they have little control or input."- Robert John Meehan 

Great teachers must develop a special kind of empathy...




"Every time I see another hedge fund manager talk about school reform, I worry even more about the direction education reform is taking."- Robert John Meehan


 "Education reform does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. As teachers, positive change has always been our goal."- Robert John Meehan


 "I seldom needed to encourage my students to follow their dreams, I simply gave my students the tools and as much freedom as they needed to chase after them."- Robert John Meehan


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Nothing that the political education reformist mandate can match the results of a dedicated teacher in a "supportive" school environment.


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 "What keeps teachers going has largely to do with their inner lives. It is the inner spirit that makes and sustains good teachers."- Robert John Meehan

 

 "Children think learning is filling in answer bubbles. The experience of learning has been replaced by multiple choice tests."- Robert John Meehan

 

 "Great teachers are specialists at solving problems while they are still opportunities."  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 

"Don't struggle to be a better teacher than everybody else. Simply be a better teacher than you ever thought you could be." Robert John Meehan

"Unless we eliminate the gross inequalities between all of us in real life, we should not presume that schools ALONE can compensate for them."- Robert John Meehan


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


                         
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Monday, October 6, 2014

The well being of any teacher...







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

"Great classrooms are characterized by positive, open relationships, mutual respect, and a shared responsibility for the learning process."- Robert John Meehan 

 
"Exemplary teachers will always care more about the people their students will become than the scores on tests they take."- Robert John Meehan


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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Repeated high stakes testing has only proven...




"Don't struggle to be a better teacher than everybody else. Simply be a better teacher than you ever thought you could be."- Robert John Meehan

"If we are truly effective teachers, then we are creating autonomous, independent, and self directed learners."- Robert John Meehan


"Be diligent in trusting that what we do in the classroom could possibly echo for a lifetime in the heart of a student."- Robert John Meehan


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Don't struggle to be a better teacher...







"As Teachers, we should be the waves that drift around, lift and propel our students out to new places beyond the security of each student's own presumed harbor."- Robert John Meehan


"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

 "Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding."- Robert John Meehan



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A teacher must be ON every moment...





"If we really want to improve our ed system, we need to listen to educators not businessmen who want to sell something as a magic bullet."- Robert John Meehan

"To be a success in the classroom, a student's attitude is equally as important as his ability."- Robert John Meehan


"Pursue confidently your dreams of being a teacher. Teach each day as you once imagined you would. Don't let today's obstacles keep you from yesterday's dreams." Robert John Meehan

Be a reflective teacher...







"Pursue confidently your dreams of being a teacher. Teach each day as you once imagined you would. Don't let today's obstacles keep you from yesterday's dreams."- Robert John Meehan

"Mediocre teachers tend to talk mostly about teaching. Exemplary teachers talk almost exclusively about learning."- Robert John Meehan

"Too many students don’t know what success feels like, thus repeated failure is no longer scary or painful, it’s become the norm. Help create a new norm."- Robert John Meehan


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