If you’re a teacher — especially one trying to integrate educational technology into your classroom — you’re probably aware of the challenges of the job. Tight budgets, inflexible administration, overcrowded classrooms… the list goes on. Even with all the day-to-day struggles, it’s important to keep the big picture in mind. Here are 10 quotes that we will hope will inspire you and remind you of the importance of your job.
Leave your own favorite inspirational quotes in the comments!
If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.
As educators we should help facilitate goals and help cast a vision for students that will, not only, stretch their imaginations, but also their beliefs regarding what is possible…
After teaching all day, if you didn’t learn anything, you probably didn’t teach anything.
The time has never been more ready for systemic change than right now, and we’ve never had better tools to achieve this level of creative disobedience, to successfully prepare our children for the big challenges that lie ahead. It might be uncomfortable and take a bit of work, but our future depends on this radical change in order to survive.
Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born.
We need to prepare students for their future, not our past.
Practice is the best of all instructors.
Since we live in an age of innovation, a practical education must prepare a man for work that does not yet exist and cannot yet be clearly defined.
-Peter F. Drucker
When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.
The world we have created is a product of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
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