Of the multitude of responsibilities I have, publishing the weekly faculty calendar ranks at the top of the list of “Most Fun.” The best part about putting the calendar together is searching for the quote of the week.
I try to tie the quote in to any theme or holiday we celebrate during the week, like Thanksgiving or UIL meets, and in the weeks where there isn’t a particular event that stands out, I search for inspirational teacher quotes or quotes about children.
Here’s one I used a couple of weeks ago:
Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number. ~Author Unknown
Following are some that I’d love to include, but something tells me I’d be “pushing” the envelope a bit too far:
A cross-eyed teacher can keep twice the number of children in order than any other, because the pupils do not know who she’s looking at. ~Four Hundred Laughs: Or, Fun Without Vulgarity, compiled and edited by John R. Kemble, 1902
If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, I’ll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home. ~Anonymous Teacher
There are only two things a child will share willingly – communicable diseases and his mother’s age. ~Benjamin Spock, Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, 1945