Sometimes it is helpful for all of us to take a step back and reflect on the tremendous value that we have in our schools and in communities. Today we remember that our teachers, students, staff, and families are truly awesome. We are blessed to have schools that are learning organizations – places where students are challenged every day to be incredible people and incredible learners. And even on dreary winter days like today, we feel a deep appreciation for the beauty we see all around us in the faces of our children, the care of our teachers, and the commitment of our communities. Our schools are exciting places filled with the wonder of learning – our schools are amazing!
“Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Anonymous
“Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.” – Richard Bach
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement – nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats