I used to write a different quote on the blackboard (oops, that dated me) each school day for my students to reflect upon and briefly discuss its meaning. They would then speculate and guess who might have said it. As you celebrate Women in History Month this March, what quotes will you put on your whiteboard? It was always fascinating to see whom they thought I was quoting.
Here are a few starters to get us thinking:
Rosa Parks - "You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right."
Sally Ride - "Our future lies with today's kids and tomorrow's space exploration."
Melba Pattillo - "The task that remains is to cope with our interdependence - to see ourselves reflected in every other human being and to respect and honor our differences."
Please add to our list for Women in History Month. Our students need to learn from these great women.
Here are some quotes by women that I think are worth noting:
“Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.”~ Barbara Johnson, American best-selling author and humorist
"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." ~ Louisa May Alcott, American novelist
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough. ~ Oprah Winfrey, American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."~ Maya Angelou, African American autobiographer and poet
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady of the United States
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." ~ Alice Walker, African American author and poet
Please post some of the quotes by women that you are sharing with your students.