5 Quotes that Celebrate the Undeniable Power of Teachers

Written by Jessica MacCall | May 9, 2017

The indisputable influence of an educator is something many of us have had the privilege to experience. At SXSWedu 2017, this theme was never more prominent. Great educators have the power to impact the trajectory of our lives. Here are a few of our favorite quotes from the event that celebrate the voice, work and passion of educators.

The revolution will not be televised, it will be in your classrooms ... you are working on the hardest edges of love.

- Brené Brown, Daring Classrooms
We are educators, we never get the opportunity to be central in the discourse of education because it’s the natural perception by folks outside of our field that we don’t know what we are talking about or that we’re just there because we had no other options. No, I’m here because I need to do what I need to do. I’ve been called to do what I need to do. And we've got to embrace that fact.

- Christopher Emdin, We Got It from Here...Thank You 4 Your Service
The best, most qualified people to solve the problems of education are teachers.

- Mike Kleba, Chief Teachers
Don’t have a pity party for us teachers, we’re rockstars. We deserve to have a seat at any table!

- Valerie Lewis, Investing in Teachers as Innovators
What all of you do in your school, what all of you do in your lives gives that next generation a chance, gives that next generation a voice, gives that next generation an opportunity.

- Ross Szabo, Behind Happy Faces

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