Friday, November 14, 2014

Authentic student achievement cannot be measured by test scores alone...


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

"Teaching to the test is sucking the joy and flexibility out of learning, all in the name of helping kids to read and write." Robert John Meehan

"Remember the current political climate is not a reflection of YOUR self worth. You can prosper as a teacher every day and in every way." Robert John Meehan

"Authentic student achievement cannot be measured just by test scores but also by the small day to day moments of each student's individual triumphs." Robert John Meehan

"Education by itself is meaningless – education only takes meaning in the context of our decision on how we are going to apply it." 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

                  

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

We need to realize that for at-risk kids, school may not be their top priority...




"We need to realize that for at-risk kids, school may not be their top priority. Listen to what is going on in their lives." Robert John Meehan

"We should each day in the classroom teach as though that day is the one by which our students shall remember us." Robert John Meehan

"You might be just one person to the world, but you might be the world to one young student." Robert John Meehan

"By claiming “bad teachers” are the reason our students lag, politicians can ignore the REAL sources of poverty and inequality." Robert John Meehan

"Imagine if people were as passionate about education as they are about pop culture." Robert John Meehan

“Teaching children is an accomplishment; getting children excited about learning is an achievement.” Robert John Meehan

"Our highest respect should go to those teachers who let their actions rise above other teachers' excuses." 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




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Sunday, November 2, 2014

A really great teacher will make learning likely, not just possible.







"If your actions in the classroom inspire children to achieve more, question more, and dream more, you are indeed worthy of the title "Teacher." - Robert John Meehan

"Demanding that students test well in the absence of appropriate resources is disheartening for teachers and disastrous for students.
"- Robert John Meehan


"A really great teacher will make learning likely, not just possible."- Robert John Meehan

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Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.






"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

"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


"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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Learning becomes relevant when we connect it with reality.




"Be a reflective teacher. Honestly look at what you do from time to time. Evaluate the purpose of your role as a teacher."- Robert John Meehan

"Your life as a teacher begins the day you realize that you are always a learner."- Robert John Meehan 


 "Learning becomes relevant when we connect it with reality." - Robert John Meehan