The greatest leaders and visionaries I have ever met, heard about or read about, are those who were able to identify what was needed, sort through the spin, remained honest and true to their beliefs and despite opposition, hardship and persecution, they continued to adhere to their beliefs and act upon them.

"A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops."
Henry Adams 1838

The greatest question to ask as a parent about your child's learning, is not, "where are they in relation to the rest of the class", but rather, "where was she at the beginning, where has she come to now, and is she headed in a steady and forward direction". (Walker, K 2008)

It should be remembered that children at play are not playing about; their games should be seen as their most serious-minded activity. ( Montaigne 1580)

Education is not a race to be won. It is a journey where every step, every day counts and the end point actually never arrives. Education is not measured by numbers on a page or a graph.
(Kathy Walker 2008)

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in oursevles. ( Carl Jung 1932)

"One of the great problems of of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated." (Thomas Moore. From his book, The education of the heart.)

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.

Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.