11 Things I Forgot As a Teacher Over Winter Break

Ah, the winter holiday. A time for family, friends, and for teachers, a chance to rest and recover in a way that resembles a giant mammal in hibernation.

The return back to school can be jarring, and in my case I realized my brain went into full-on reset mode, wiped of all memory as if I’d been paid a visit by Tommy Lee Jones and his neuralyzer from Men in Black (linked for those of you who don’t remember the 90s).

Here are some things I realized I’d completely forgotten.

1) The food storage containers, empty caffeine vessels, and other trash in the back seat of my car.

Hello, old friends. Definitely thought I’d be clearing you out before we met again.

2) What it is, exactly, that I use my computer for.

Gandalf meme to demonstrate a teacher forgetting how to use computer over winter break

Has the district screen background always been this blue? How’d I get so many things on my

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70 Inspirational Goal-Setting Quotes

Setting goals is important for people of all ages, no matter how big or small the goal. We all need some encouragement to help us turn our dreams into a reality. Try some goal setting with your class with this list of 70 goal-setting quotes, perfect for using as writing or discussion prompts. 

Our Favorite Goal-Setting Quotes

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” —Albert Einstein

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.- goal setting quotes

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” —Henry David Thoreau

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” —Rabindranath Tagore

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” —Robert H. Schuller

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?- goal setting quotes

“In order to know where you’re headed, you must be aware of your own personal goals.” —Brian

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50 of the Best Quotes About Education

Being an educator is not always the easiest job, but knowing you have made an impact on students’ lives can be so rewarding. Through all of the good times and bad, you continue to persevere and provide education to students of all backgrounds and abilities. We collected 50 of the best quotes about education to celebrate the best parts of teaching, learning, and the impact they have on the world. 

Our Favorite Quotes About Education

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” —Malcolm X

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” —Malcolm X

 “Education is one thing no one can take away from you.” —Elin Nordegren

 “Education is one thing no one can take away from you.” —Elin Nordegren- Quotes About Education

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” —Malcolm Forbes

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” —Malcolm Forbes

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” —Sydney J. Harris

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” —Sydney J. Harris

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended

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How To Get Your Class To Line Up in 45 Easy Steps

Not every teacher knows how to get their class to line up, and that’s OK! Between squirrelly children and numerous distractions, lining them up can be a feat. But don’t worry—we’ve got your game plan right here.

  1. Say, “OK, cats and kittens! It’s time to line up for the library.”
  2. Watch as all but four of your students start crawling on the floor and meowing.
  3. Say, “Ah. Wrong choice of words. Human students! Please line up for the library.”
  4. Say, “Jasmine, please stop cleaning Ava’s ears with your paw.”
  5. Say, loudly, “WE ARE DONE BEING CATS.”
  6. Say, “Yes, Wyatt,” since Wyatt is raising his hand.
  7. Thank Wyatt for sharing that his cousin adopted a cat last month.
  8. Have a brief side consultation with Jackson, this week’s line leader, who’d like to renegotiate his Line Leader contract as this Friday is early dismissal, thus curtailing his Line Leader net worth.
  9. Observe
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New Year Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You in 2023

As we say goodbye to another year, it’s normal to have mixed feelings. When we look back, it might be easy to focus on all of the things that didn’t work out, but it’s more important to celebrate our accomplishments—no matter how small. If you’re ready for a fresh start, we’ve put together this list of New Year quotes to motivate and inspire you. The best is yet to come!

New Year Quotes by Poets and Playwrights

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. —Oscar Wilde

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. —Oscar Wilde- new year quotes

You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind. —Hillary DePiano

You can get excited about the future. The past won't mind. —Hillary DePiano

We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them. —Hillary DePiano

We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them. —Hillary DePiano

The New Year is a painting not yet painted; a path not yet stepped on; a wing not yet taken off! Things haven’t

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