Monday, June 29, 2015

Favorite Quote

I'm excited to link up with I Heart Grade 3 this week to blog about my favorite quote!
My Favourite Quote
Picking one favorite quote is so hard to do! I was originally going to post a quote from Dr. Seuss- "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those you matter don't mind!" This has always been a favorite quote of mine. If we could get all kids (especially middle school and high school students) to believe this, I think the world would be a better place!

Anyway, I had started writing a post about that quote last week. Then, this weekend, I stumbled upon this quote:

This quote struck a chord with me. I've spent the past three years working with struggling readers. The majority of these struggling readers knew they were struggling. They knew it. They had no confidence in themselves as readers and it showed. Half the battle of teaching them how to read, was making them believe they actually could read...

...which brings me back to this quote. I will carry this quote with me everywhere. It will be in my lesson plan book and my guided reading notebook. It will be displayed in whatever classroom I'm teaching in. It will sneak up on the document camera or in a Smartboard slide. It will be displayed in my sweet baby boy's bedroom and homework spot when he gets older. It will be everywhere! 

I wish I had found this quote earlier. Our students need to know people believe in them. I'm going to drill this quote into each and every student I teach from here on out. They will know without a doubt that I believe in them, that I care about them, and that I love them! 


  1. First I LOVE any Seuss quote. Second, I love the one you chose. It was tough picking just one, but some stick and mean more to us than others.

    Get Your Science on in Room 701

    1. Thank you! Yes, definitely hard picking one!!