Teaching: We’re not in it for the income.
We’re in it for the outcome.
If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for 9 months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher's job...D. Quinn
Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it...William Haley
The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate "apparently ordinary" people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners. It is in making winners out of ordinary people…K. Patricia Cross
No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction. Charles Francis Adams
I've been saying for several years that I'm going to write a novel. I've written/published over 50 articles in academic journals as well as a book on teaching but for some reason the idea of writing the novel is overwhelming. Thus, I found the following quote inspirational.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one...Mark Twain
Today I'm taking a five hour workshop on writing a novel! What have you been putting off?