"Children go to school as question marks and leave school as periods." Neil Postman
"Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning."
"Routines are the groundwork for a well-orchestrated classroom."
"The external environment helps create the atmosphere conducive for learning."
"Self-discipline connotes internal motivation for one's behavior, the internalization of domestic ideals and is most evident when external regulations of behavior are absent." - George Bear
"Time lost is irretrievably lost." To maximize instructional time, work for smooth classroom transitions, allow for no idle time by using fillers, and remain involved with the students throughout the period.
"Classroom management is not teaching; it is a necessary condition to teaching."