I love little sayings that express feelings, beliefs, and understandings in a clever way.  Here are some of my favorites.  I wish I could claim authorship of all of them, but I can't.  It is just a collection that I have heard and remembered over the years.  My apologies go out to their authors for not identifying them; if i knew them, I would list them.

Quips to ponder in our profession.....

  • If we do what we've done, we will get what we've gotten.  If you want different,  we must do different!
  • If they can't learn the way we teach, then we have to teach them the way they learn!
  • Talk is easy...performance is hard!
  • Emotion => Attention => Learning
  • Be a leader and not a follower!
  • You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink....but you can salt the oats!
  • He who does the talking does the learning!....and of course, she.
  • Early's on time...on time is late!
  • You learn to read by reading. You learn to write by writing.  You learn to think by thinking.  You learn to worksheet by worksheeting!
  • Collaborate, not castigate!
  • Do unto your students as you would have your Principal do unto you!”
  • You learn from your mistakes, not from your successes!
  • Stop whining and start aligning!
  • The problem with schools isn’t that they are no longer what they once were; the problem is that, in some cases, they are precisely what they once were.
  • Good things happen to good people who work hard.
  • If we teach today as we were taught yesterday, we will rob our children of their tomorrow.
  • Move slow to go fast!
  • The only thing worse than people talking about you is people not talking about you.
  • Be yourself; everyone else is taken!
  • Say what you mean, mean what you say, and don't say it meanly. (Chet Elder)
  • There's one performance expectation for all educators...EXCELLENT!  Who's satisfied with SATISFACTORY?
  • Hmmmmm, I don't know; then let 'em go.
  • Our jobs is twofold:  help them get better or help them get out.
  • If you wouldn't want your own children in that classroom, then why should any children be in there?
  • Even dead fish can swim downstream.