Winter Break W.O.W. Quotation 7! TOMORROW

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Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one. —Brad Paisley

It’s New Year’s Eve! Tomorrow is the first day of 2016. As Brad Paisley says, “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” This quotation resonates with so many of us. Each year, no matter how wonderful the past year may have been, it is simply human nature to crave a do-over. The fact that this quotation references writing and books makes it all that much more attractive to and resonant with teachers and educators as well as those of us who support them.

The concept of beginning each year with a fresh slate, a fresh start, and brand new book yet to be written is a compelling notion. It permits us to let go of the old and think in new ways, start new habits, and go off in new directions. The start of each year brings with it hope and confidence that the year to come will be even better than the one to which we bid adieu tonight.

What are you planning to write in your new 365-page book? As teachers, you’ll no doubt will be tempted to begin with brainstorming maps, proceed to your scope and sequence, plot outlines, and chapter synopses. If only we could truly control the plot lines of our year as we might when writing a short story or other work of fiction! Instead, we plan, we hope, we try, and we dust off our knees and try yet again. That’s certainly the plan for Teacher Peach.

No matter what’s in store for the coming year, the Teacher Peach team knows that, regardless of how well or thoughtfully we “script” our 2016 book, there will be plot twists, set-backs, surprises, the introduction of new characters, red herrings, and even a cliff hanger or two. No matter what, though, we’re excited about 2016. For Teacher Peach, as we continue to grow at this accelerated pace, reaching out to and serving more and more teachers, we know one thing for certain: 2016 is going to be quite the peachy page turner!

We truly hope you enjoy a safe and special New Year’s Eve with family, friends, or the rare gift of solitude. Tomorrow not only begins a new day, it also begins a new year. We look forward to spending much of it with you. To inspire you to get your year off to a fresh and organized new start, check out the Get Organized 2016 Products at and continue to check our blog for great ideas about classroom re-entry and more terrific ways to begin your 2016. Enjoy tomorrow.

Winter Break W.O.W. Quotation 6! CHOICES

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May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears. —Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s words in PeachQuotes Studio’s Winter Break W.O.W. Quotation 6, “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” is a powerful way to approach 2016. So many of us begin each New Year filled with new resolve, eager to make new and better choices. Yet, many decisions people make are, in fact, driven not by what people hope for and truly want, but by what they fear and truly do not want. When hope is the catalyst for choices, anything’s possible—and when that hope is backed up with focus, commitment, hard work, and talent, many positives are sure to come.

As with any rapidly growing entrepreneurial enterprise, running Teacher Peach means we have great opportunities to make choices based on both hopes and fears. Most days, we encounter both; as our Chief Peach, my job is to be sure we acknowledge the fears and “hope” our way forward. At Teacher Peach, we take big risks each day in the smartest ways we know how. (OK, some days are definitely smarter than others, but we keep moving forward, even then.)

My secret? I have a laser lock on our company’s vision to support teachers. This helps me to focus on our hopes, paying careful attention to identify and understand when (and why) a fear or two slips into the mix. I work to listen to our fears, figure out what we must learn from them, use them to help us dig deeper, ask more questions, make smarter decisions—and even better products.

Each day, the Teacher Peach team works to make the best possible choices—based on our deep belief in teachers. We anchor our actions to the hope that our work on behalf of teachers does and will continue to make a difference. Our mission to provide social and emotional support to the teachers who support so many is all about hope.

Some days, we need to “trust in hopes” because tangible evidence isn’t obvious. Yet, when we hear from teachers who love our products, when a blogger writes a glowing review, or when I board an airplane only to see someone carrying a tote bag I designed to send positive messages about what it means be a teacher—those hope-filled infusions go a long way. They help keep our team on track.

What are your hopes for your 2016 choices? Fear not—as they say. If you make a choice that doesn’t work as well as you’d like, just make another one! Check out our choice products for teachers at We “hope” you’ll love what you see.

Winter Break W.O.W. Quotation 5! HEARTS

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The heart that gives, gathers. —Tao Te Ching

PeachQuotes Studio’s Winter Break W.O.W. Quotation 5! HEARTS truly says it all. Giving is the key to gathering. As you spend this day between holidays beginning your transition from 2015 to 2016, follow your heart. Give to gather.

At Teacher Peach, we have the joyous opportunity to follow our hearts each day to help teachers to feel inspired and motivated. Our mission to provide social and emotional support to the teachers who support so many is a pivotal touch point for each decision we make. As we choose each product, design each message, and carefully make the many decisions that go into each product we offer, we always start from the heart.

Teachers are at the heart of everything we do at Teacher Peach. Thanks to the teachers we work to serve and support, we gather so much in return. The many engaged and dedicated teachers who support Teacher Peach inspire us to do our best work—for teachers everywhere. Teacher Peach creates really great products for really great teachers—and it all starts from the heart. To catch a glimpse of what you might gather to fill your heart with delight, visit us at over Winter Break to check out our many “heart-built” products, ready to be gathered up by you.




Winter Break W.O.W. Quotation 4! HAPPINESS

Teacher Peach Quotes Happiness
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our soul blossom. —Marcel Proust

PeachQuotes Studio’s Winter Break W.O.W. Quotation 4! HAPPINESS is all about gratefulness that fuels happiness. With an attitude of gratitude, one cannot be angry. With an attitude of gratitude, frustrations and fury evaporate more quickly than you might imagine. When the topic of gratefulness comes up during the holiday season, as it often does, listen with your teacher hearing and you’ll discover something interesting. When you hear the words “I’m so grateful,” notice specifically the targets of this gratefulness. You’ll likely hear comments like, “I’m so grateful for the weather” or “I’m so grateful their flight arrived on time.”

Many of the things for which we tend to express our gratefulness fall into two categories: The first category is tactical, like flights and traffic or finding the last parking space at the shopping center. The second category revolves around circumstances far beyond our control like the weather. These events provide relief. That’s what we tend to be grateful for, that feeling of relief. When these are the things for which we are grateful, though, the relief is often short-lived. We move right on to the next events on our dockets, grateful and relieved to be able to get out of the driveway because the snow elected not to fall.

A deeper level of gratefulness floods us with something far beyond relief—true gratefulness fills us with happiness. When you search for what is at the root of this deeper happiness, you’ll most often discover—not a WHAT—but a WHOM. The people in our lives, be they family members, students, peers, or friends, provide us with a deeper and more sustaining sense of gratefulness that brings with it a richness and happiness that help us to grow and flourish. As this quotation so aptly expresses, when we are grateful for the people who make us happy, our souls do indeed blossom. It is our sincere hope that during this holiday season, you and those who make you happy enjoy a true chance to grow and bloom!

As for Teacher Peach, we are so grateful for the many engaged and dedicated teachers who support our company because these teachers inspire us to do our best work—for teachers everywhere. Teacher Peach creates really great products for really great teachers. To catch a glimpse of what’s growing in our peach orchard, visit us at over Winter Break.


Winter Break W.O.W. Quotation 3! DIFFERENCES

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We are like a snowflake. All different in our own beautiful way. —unknown

Just like a snowflake, each of us is different in our own beautiful way, as this third quotation, DIFFERENCES, in our PeachQuotes Studio’s Winter Break W.O.W. Quotations Series so elegantly captures. While the author of this quotation is unknown, the message is universal.

If I were to amend this quotation in any way it would only be to add one single letter to the very last word. I would add the letter S, making the word “way” plural. We are all different in our own beautiful ways—many of them. At this festive time of year, though, it’s easy to lose sight that these unique facets of beauty within each of us can be beautiful. (Sometimes, they just feel annoying.)

Teachers strive to teach this vital message of uniqueness every day. Teachers also work to tap into the special strengths that each student possesses, even when those strengths may be deeply masked by other less-beautiful traits. Teachers genuinely believe that students possess such gifts and work tirelessly to discover what motivates each and every student. For teachers, this is all in a day’s work and for many.

As a teacher, this ability to look beyond the obvious to discover what’s beautifully unique about each individual could be incredibly handy during this holiday season. As much as this time is about kindness, giving, and sharing, it is also about waiting in long lines, tracking lost orders, and rushing about in a state of utter exhaustion. It’s easy to forget to look for and celebrate these differences in others. Teachers, however, have a leg up, given how intrinsic this skill is in a teacher’s day. As a teacher, you have the chance to model and do what you do so well by teaching others to do this—through your example.

So, the next time your family finds itself waiting impatiently to check out of a store behind someone who can’t decide between the blue or green men’s pajamas, try a new approach. Instead of letting that frustration well up inside, recast the situation. If you instead interpret this indecision as great caring, perhaps your time in line will be better spent. You might even tell your kids that whoever is getting those pajamas must be one lucky guy, no matter what color he receives. He’s lucky because the person in front of you spent so much time choosing just the right gift.

Of course, if this approach doesn’t work, you might just want to look for a different cash register and hit the holiday cookies as soon as you get home! After all, a snowflake cookie is sure to taste equally beautiful in its own delicious way right about then!

Teacher Peach knows that every teacher we serve is also unique. We are aware of the common views, motivations, and commitment that teachers possess. The many engaged and dedicated teachers who support our company inspire us to do our best work—for teachers everywhere. Teacher Peach creates really great products for really great teachers. To catch a glimpse of what makes our company different, visit us at over Winter Break.

Winter Break W.O.W. Quotation 2! APPRECIATION

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As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them. —John F. Kennedy

For many of us, today, December 26th, is filled with putting wrapping paper in recycling bins, figuring out where the receipts went, and generally climbing out after holiday pressures and festivities. Today is actually known as National Thank You Note Day, too. As you consider those whom you want to thank for whatever joys they shared with you during this holiday season, it’s a great time to consider the words in today’s Winter Break W.O.W. Quotation 2. Today’s quotation by John F. Kennedy focuses on our need for gratitude—not just feeling it, but also expressing it.

A most eloquent thank you note is always something that reflects doing the right thing. Even heartfelt notes will only go so far until the actions of our lives reflect our gratitude as well. It’s not only about the words in our thank you notes, although they are most often welcome and deeply appreciated by their recipients. It is about something more, something bigger. It is not how we verbally express our gratitude that matters so much as how we express our gratitude through the actions we take, the choices we make, and the changes of which we are a part. That’s living by our words.

At Teacher Peach, we live by our ongoing commitment to the amazing teachers and educators we serve. We work to create clear and meaningful messages for teachers, about teachers, by teachers, and in support of teachers—because of our gratitude. We live this gratitude in each product Teacher Peach creates.

Just pop onto to see what we mean. Each product has been carefully created to reflect the professionalism and dedication that teachers bring to classrooms every single day. To explore more PeachQuotes Studio™ Quotations, visit us on Pinterest and continue to explore our blog. We’d also like to know more about your live-by-your-words actions during this holiday season.



Winter Break W.O.W. Quotation 1! FAMILIARITY

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I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story: The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of the familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending. —Fred Rogers

Welcome to Teacher Peach’s special Winter Break W.O.W. Quotations Series, created by PeachQuotes Studio™. (W.O.W. stands for Words of Wisdom.) This quote has special meaning. Familiarity at the holidays can be a wonderful feeling. Fred Rogers said it so well. The holidays, by their very nature, are cloaked in the familiar—and that can feel terrific. Do we really want major surprises at the holidays or do we simply want to recreate those warm holiday feelings from our own childhoods? For many of us, these are the feelings we began to crave the moment the weather began to turn.

Many special holiday traditions are steeped in familiarity—in fact, did you notice the connection between the words family and familiar? Chances are, we’re all working long and hard to make our holidays the most wonderful time of the year, as they say. The concept of familiarity can be a helpful filter to make choices that really will matter to those who matter to you.

Maybe it really isn’t so important to get tickets to that new play. Perhaps your family would be happier going back to the same train exhibit you’ve gone to for three years. What if your family just likes to drive around to see the beautiful lights? The appeal of whatever traditions your family cherishes can often be traced back to their familiarity. Could it be there is comfort in the familiar? Could this comfort help us all to let down our guard a bit and stop to savor the familiar—and family? Here’s to making your holiday story a favorite one—that will stay familiar for years to come.

Speaking of years, before shifting gears to launch Teacher Peach, our team spent over 30 years creating classroom curriculum products that teachers use all over the country. We used to work for many of the major educational publishers—so classrooms and teachers were very familiar to us. Now, we create really great products and accessories to directly support these amazing teachers who teach our kids to achieve and grow—and we love it!

To “get familiar” with Teacher Peach’s great teacher products, check us out at To explore more PeachQuotes Studio™ Quotations, visit us on Pinterest and continue to explore our blog. We’d also like to know your favorite sentiments during this holiday season. Got any familiar favorites?


Introduction to Winter Break W.O.W. Quotations!

Teacher Peach’sPeachQuotes Studio WOW Intro PeachQuotes Studio™ is excited to introduce a special Winter Break W.O.W. Quotations Series. W.O.W. stands for Words of Wisdom. At this hectic time of year, we’re sharing these quotations because they’re some of our favorites—and we genuinely hope they become your favorites, too. Who wouldn’t benefit from quick motivating messages over the Winter Break holidays? We know we would.

Designed to inspire and curated to resonate, these quotations are yours to share, post, print, and display. They make great gift toppers, posts, and have even been known to grace a thank-you note or two. We hope these quick quotes and mini blog posts will also spark you in a special way. Teacher Peach will post a different quotation mini blog each day between tomorrow, December 25th, and next Monday, January 4th—just in time for so many teachers to get ready to head back to school.

Because it’s Winter Break and at least some pressures are off, we’re hoping you’ll get to know Teacher Peach a bit better. So in each quotation’s mini blog post, we’ll provide a glimpse behind the Teacher Peach scenes. You’ll discover a few of our own experiences as they relate to these curated quotations.

As every teacher knows, wisdom comes from learning—and paths to wisdom are often indirect and tangled, to say the least, so insights help. We hope some of what we’ve learned shaping this business to support teachers may shed light and provide ideas to take back to your classrooms. We also want to “peel back our peach” as it were, to share more about why Teacher Peach believes so strongly in the teachers we work so hard to support with the products we create. Just as we want to know you, we want you to get to know us, too!

To discover inspiring teacher products and accessories, visit for really great products for really great teachers. To explore more Motivating Quotes by PeachQuotes Studio™, visit us on Pinterest and continue to explore our blog. We’d also like to know your favorite sentiments during this holiday season. We so hope you’ll share a few here—as well as your own WOWs for us.

Teachers Know Progress Wins Over Holiday Perfection!

Perfection versus Making Progress
Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress. —Seth Goudin

Today’s freebie quote from the Teacher Peach designers at the PeachQuotes Studio is indeed a “perfect” reminder to keep in your line of vision during this busy time. Filled with often-unreasonable expectations, many of us push to achieve our own definitions of holiday perfection. It’s so easy to push too much and get lost in details that really end up not mattering so much at all. Between stunning pins, great articles, and other glimpses into holiday bliss and perfection, endless visions of perfect holiday festivities can cloud perspective.

The Pressure of Perfect
From crisp corners on every package to just the right sprinkles on every cookie baked and decorated, many holiday actions seem to drive towards “perfect.” Disappointment is often just one step behind. With all there is to do, getting the cookies baked at all can be a major feat. Shifting from perfect to progress, as this quote reminds, can reduce many pressures. By remembering that cookies truly do taste just as delicious without those perfectly placed fancy sprinkles—especially when decorating becomes a creative, team effort—pressure can shift to pride.

Perfect Holiday Standards
The moment a teacher’s school obligations end, the holiday ones rev up to max capacity. It’s easy to think there will be enough time to get it all done—that is, until the too-long holiday to-do lists keep growing longer still. To-do lists are much like lesson plans; they can easily reflect a determination that most teachers possess—to hit self-defined and extremely high (holiday) standards of perfection. If this tendency sounds familiar, why not catch yourself this year? This time is called Winter Break for a reason: everyone needs a break from hitting high standards all the time—especially teachers—who strive to meet and exceed high standards every day of the school year.

Pick Just Three “Perfects”
This year, why not apply your educational expertise to the holidays? How would you teach your students to tackle something in a new and better way? You’d coach your kids not to expect perfection and chances are, you’d reward progress instead. You deserve the same!

This year, consider trying a different holiday strategy. Instead of striving for perfection in every aspect of your holiday plans, choose just three things that really matter to you. These may be a special tradition, a new recipe, or creating an extremely special gift for someone equally special to you. If “doing the tree up right” holds a special importance to you, that’s an ideal place to spend your energy; then, take lots of pictures to capture the memory—and remind you of your successful outcome.

In each of your three chosen areas, work towards your personal definition of perfection—but do this just in those three important areas. As for the rest of the activities on your list, just as you’d do at school, aim for progress instead. Substitute gift bags for wrapping, trade cookies with friends, or create an assembly line even if it means gift tags are crooked and corners aren’t folded with military precision. You just might discover a few new traditions, teach your kids how to wrap, and make a new memory or two. Now, that’s progress!

Teacher Peach is a great place to exchange ideas with other teachers, so if you have suggestions for ways to focus on progress during the holidays, please share them here. Enjoy your Winter Break. Savor the progress—and the not-so-perfect sprinkles!