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Favorite Teaching/Learning Quote of all Time?

Heather Wolpert-Gawron Middle School teacher by day, Tweenteacher by night

I always liked Yoda's "Do, do not. There is no try."

But then my 3 year-old said, "I disagree with Master Yoda," and pointed out that people should always try, because "sometimes trying's the most important thing." (By the way, he hasn't even seen the movie yet, but my husband and I - children from the 70s and 80s all the way - can't help but weave our own references into our conversations with him.)

So now, I guess THAT's my favorite quote. :-)

What's yours?

-Heather WG

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Founder, Improve-Education.org

A book by Ken Goodman inspired this:

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