Funny Educational Quotes

Discussion in 'General Education' started by Ms.Jasztal, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Ms.Jasztal

    Ms.Jasztal Maven

    Jul 21, 2005
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    Jul 13, 2008

    I've been reading Chris Biffle's 120+-page Power Teaching packet.

    I LOVED this excerpt...

    "And so, Mrs. Maestra stopped sitting with unhappy,
    soup spitting teachers. She changed the way she thought about teaching. Teaching was like climbing a magic mountain. The more
    you complained about the steepness of the mountain, the
    steeper it became."

    Any other interesting/GREAT/humorous quotes about teaching? :)
  3. Chef Dave

    Chef Dave Companion

    Jun 22, 2008
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    Jul 13, 2008

    Quotes from Agatha Trunchbull (building administrator in Matilda):

    "You couldn't spell "difficulty" if your life depended on it."

    "I cannot for the life of me understand why small children take so long to grow up. I think they do it deliberately, just to annoy me."

    "My school is a model of discipline! Use the rod, beat the child, that's my motto."

    "If you are having fun, you are not learning."

  4. sundrop

    sundrop Cohort

    Jul 31, 2007
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    Jul 13, 2008

    Have you read 32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny? It is great. Every teacher can relate to the stories in it. The last story is called "The Last Day of School" and part of it reads "For weeks I have been wishing that I could fast-forward to the last day of school. But now that it is the last day, I don't want them to leave. It's never easy for me to let my little birds go....Parents have eighteen years to get ready to send their kids out of the nest. Teachers only get ten months."
  5. pwhatley

    pwhatley Maven

    Apr 14, 2007
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    Jul 13, 2008

    I have a funny poem by Bruce Lansky

    My Dog Chewed Up My Homework

    I'm glad to say my homework's done.
    I finished it last night.
    I've got it right here in this box.
    It's not a pretty sight.

    My dog chewed up my homework.
    He slobbered on it, too.
    So now my homework's ripped to shreds
    and full of slimy goo.

    It isn't much to look at,
    but I brought it anyway.
    I'm gonna dump it on your desk
    if I don't get an A.

    My 1st and 3rd graders loved his stuff. The hands-down favorite of all time, though, has to be "I've Got Noodles in My Nostrils." I thought my classes would explode when I read it to them!


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