Making a Difference in Students’ Lives

February 9, 2017

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  In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the recruiting season, ISR proposes we step back to take stock in the role that WE, as International Educators, play in shaping the future. In the words of the Dalai Lama: “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”

  Teacher-isms, concise statements about teaching that get right to the essence of the profession, are the perfect medium to express how Teachers make a difference. We’re sharing a few of our favorite Teacher-isms to get things started. Please join us and add your favorite words of wisdom to this growing compendium. Then, refer to these when you want to feel extra good about your choice to become an educator!

Our Favorite Teacher-isms

Teachers affect eternity; No one can tell where their influence stops.

The test of a good teacher is not how many questions s/he can ask pupils that they can answer readily, but how many questions s/he inspires them to ask which are hard to answer.

If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.

If kids come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.

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