100 Quotes to Teach and Lead By:
key quotes from the collected works of Andy Hargreaves
#1 It's time for the US to widen its circle of learning, not to circle its wagons against hostile ideas in education reform.
#2 Accountability is the remainder that is left once responsibility has been subtracted.
#3 What we want for our students we should want for our teachers: learning, challenge, support, and respect.
#4 On data: We are the drivers, not the driven.
#5 On technology: The teacher is mightier than the mouse.
#6 If we're all on the same page, no one's reading the whole book.
#7 Teachers create and transform energy. They are the dynamos of educational change.
#8 Too often, shared visions really mean, “I have a vision; you share it!”
#9 Too many professional development initiatives are done to teachers – not for, with or by them.
#10 Total teachers aren’t perfect teachers.
#11 Excellence is the asymptotic state that never quite reaches perfection.
#12 One or two bad teachers is a problem with the teachers. A school with many bad teachers is a problem of leadership.
#13 All teachers are already leaders. It’s in the nature of teaching.
#14 Trust processes as well as people.
#15 Walking makes us take problems in our stride.
#16 On being: Arrogance is not the prerogative of the gifted.
#17 There is no morality without temptation; otherwise it is just lack of opportunity.
#18 Pompous asses knows how to put the moan in sanctimonious.
#19 Change is easy to propose, hard to implement, and especially hard to sustain.
#20 Sustainable leadership does no harm to and actively improves the surrounding environment.
#21 We must use collegiality not to level people down but to bring together their strength and creativity.
#22 It is not the time to put school districts up for auction. Now is the time to galvanize them into action.
#23 On teaching: You cannot switch teachers on and off as if they were PowerPoint presentations.
#24 You cannot understand the teacher or their teaching without understanding the person the teacher is.
#25 In collaborative cultures, failure and uncertainty are not protected but shared and discussed to gain support.
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