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Professional Development for Educators

Sample of student work

Quotes for Growth

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. “For the mind does not require filling like a bottle, but rather, like wood, it only requires kindling to create in it an impulse to think independently and an ardent desire for the truth.” — Plutarch


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou


“Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” — Malala Yousafzai


“We are what we believe we are.” — C.S. Lewis


“How wonderful it is that we need not wait a single moment before starting to change the world.” — Anne Frank


“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” — Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Edison


“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” — Pablo Picasso


“Dream big, work hard, stay humble.” — Brad Meltzer


“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” — H.G. Wells


“Everything you have in life can be taken from you except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. This is what determines the quality of the life we’ve lived — not whether we’ve been rich or poor, famous or unknown, healthy or suffering. What determines our quality of life is how we relate to these realities, what kind of meaning we assign them, what kind of attitude we cling to about them, what state of mind we allow them to trigger.” — Viktor Frankl


“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” — Henry David Thoreau


“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” — Rumi


"If learning were never to begin that would be the most uncivilized tragedy. If learning were to stop then too shall civility. As learners, as educators, we have one focus, one mission: No matter what the conditions may be, we concentrate on ensuring that each learner finds a way to make connections to understand; a way to learn how to think independently yet work collaboratively; a way to respect and desire learning; a way for each of us to receive satisfaction in our own personal intellectual growth and share it with others. As an international educator, I've been refining my own learning since I can remember and hope that doesn't change." — Lawrence Jackson

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