Day 3 Thoughts Worth Sharing

Thoughts and words about wisdom, insights and sayings that you have learned regarding teaching a learning.  The first part of today’s writing is to list some advice or wisdom that has been gained as a result of being a teacher.

Step 1: First write down some of the ideas and then try to word them concisely.   The following are a few quotes that I really love.  I post these around my classroom and say several of them on a regular basis.  

*You can do anything, but not everything.—David Allen
*You can afford anything, but not everything.-Paula Pant
*You must be the change you wish to see in the world.—Gandhi

*You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take  —Wayne Gretzky

*If you are on time, you are late.

*Don’t just sit there. Let’s get started.

*What are you beginning to do right now?

*The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. —Marcel Proust

*Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.—Will Rogers


After working through this exercise, I started to notice a few different things.  There are certain quotes and comments that resonate with me, and others that do not. I am sure that this is the same for my students.  It is important to say a number of different things, because certain words and phrases will click and really stick with students.  I am still able to remember some of the things that teachers or coaches said to me growing up.  It is important that I carefully choose the words that I am going to use as well as the context and emotion connected with them.  One thing I am going to do to have a quote a week and really start talking about it, and applying it throughout the week.   I think the lasting message is important.  It would be interesting to have students investigate the quote of the week and use Google Draw or another technology to find a picture to illustrate it and make it more visual.


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