Desire to Inspire

Rediscover why you became a teacher


On Thursday and Friday I had the privilege of attending the NCTIES (NC Technology in Education Society) Conference. I love this conference because it gives me a chance to reboot and reconnect with some of the most innovative and inspirational educators I know. I was going to create a smore highlighting some of the great resources I learned about but thought that would be better delivered and modeled in person. Instead I hope to inspire you with a few videos, quotes and books that help you reboot and rediscover why you chose this life of service.

Quotes to Inspire

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.

Tom Brokaw

None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots.

Thurgood Marshall

Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.

Rita Pierson