Back-to-School Wisdom for Parents and Teachers

The back-to-school season is upon us, with many classrooms already buzzing with new activity and others waiting to be filled with eager students next week. As you send your children to school these first few days or welcome them into your class, keep the following words of wisdom in mind. 

  • “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” –Albert Einstein
  • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
  • “An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.” –Anatole France
  • “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” –Benjamin Franklin
  • “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” –George Washington Carver
  • “If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” –Abigail Van Buren
  • “Children are not the people of tomorrow, but are people of today. They have a right to be taken seriously, and to be treated with tenderness and respect. They should be allowed to grow into whoever they were meant to be. ‘The unknown person’ inside each of them is our hope for the future.” –Janusz Korczak
  • “We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” –Stacia Tauscher
  • “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” –Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Focus on treating children as if they are who, how, and what you would like them to be. Treating people as if they are responsible increases the chances of their becoming so.” –Marvin Marshall, Ed.D.

 Here’s to a successful school year!