Introducing the Heartfelt Quotation Series from PeachQuotes Studio™

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I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. —Martin Luther King, Jr.

Teacher Peach’s innovative PeachQuotes Studio™ is excited to introduce a new series of quotations designed with what teachers love in mind. Welcome to Heartfelt Quotation Series by PeachQuotes Studio™. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this elegantly designed quotation series features more than 14 motivational quotations to inspire teachers to contemplate the always-timely question: “What do you love about teaching?”

We kickoff our series with a quote from an incredible teacher and leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As we noted in our quote series as we celebrated Dr. King’s recent birthday, Dr. King was one of the most inspirational and quote-worthy leaders of all time. So what better way to kickoff the Heartfelt Quotation Series than by showcasing an MLK quote about sticking with love?

What do you love about teaching? Teacher Peach is excited to stick with teachers; it’s just what we do (and why we do it)!

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Keep Moving, We Shall!

Today is a special day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. There are so many moving and amazing quotations by Dr. King, as our recent PeachQuotes Studio™ Quotation campaign shows.

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Dr. King’s Wisdom Made for Tough Choices
Narrowing down our choices to only several quotations by Dr. King was a tall order. We selected the quotations we did with teachers, students, and teachable moments in mind. We know that weaving in the wisdom of Dr. King is an important part of the January curriculum for many teachers.

Our goal with all PeachQuotes Studio™ Quotation campaigns is to provide quick, easy tools that teachers love and want to share with their students. As we worked with these choices, we explored different sequences, different timing, and different interpretations of each quotation. There were so many strong options, it was often tough to choose just one. However, when it came time to select the quotation for today—our last blog post of the campaign, the choice was easy. We had to end by continuing—to move forward!

Today’s quotation by Dr. King, reads:

“If you can’t fly, then RUN, if you can run, then WALK, if you can’t walk, then CRAWL, but whatever you do, KEEP MOVING!”

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We Need to Keep Moving
There is so much to do for all of us. Not only in our own lives, in our own classrooms, and for our own families, but also for the larger communities of which we are a part. The challenges we face in the world illustrate that in some way, in some form, and in some manner, we must each keep moving. We each need to find ways to become an active part of the communities around us, in ways that work for us personally. We need to keep moving.

The Power of Small Moves
It may be as simple as making the time to attend a school meeting on a weekday morning when you are supposed to be at your desk at work, taking your child to a neighborhood production of a musical when it is below zero outside, or scrambling to find jars of glue at 7:30 on a Sunday morning to be sure the kids your child coaches can complete their craft project later in the morning. If these examples sound a bit too specific to be hypothetical, it’s because they aren’t. Each of these happened to me this past week. I realized while writing this that each of these examples represents a willingness to engage and keep moving.

I’m sharing these examples because they represent tiny steps. We can always find reasons not to keep moving. Of course, I needed to be at work, we didn’t order tickets so we needed to stand in line in the cold, and I really doubted I had the glue. But, doing it all anyway is important. We can always convince ourselves that our little moves don’t really matter. The truth is, however, they do. And they add up.

Going to that school meeting on Wednesday matters because I’m honoring a commitment and will likely be able to contribute just by being around the table with colleagues. Going to the musical matters because we are supporting the community on a day where attendance is bound to be down due to the cold. On a much more local level, my child will be able to take part in tomorrow’s lunch table discussion about the number of curtain calls. As for my early morning glue hunt? That definitely mattered because 21 little kids got to take home a sticky, delightful craft project to share with their families that underscored a learning concept. Tiny steps forward help us remember that ALL moving matters. Even small moves on the chessboard, for example, can have significant results—both the moves you make and moves you don’t.

Moving Isn’t Always Forward—at First
As teachers know only too well from the many different students that teachers strive to “move forward,” students, teaching, and learning processes are complex and definitely not linear. Moving implies a forward direction, but, sometimes we must take steps back to move forward. Even these backward steps, these reverse action moves, are moves—and they ultimately help us to course correct and move forward. So, moving matters and move we must.

Moving Through January
PQS Worksheet If You Can't MLKAs you move through these next two weeks in January in your classes, consider using this PeachQuotes Studio™ Worksheet that contains Dr. King’s quotation about moving forward. As you work with your students on bigger projects, this quotation can help them to recognize that not all moves need to be flight-worthy. They don’t even need to run all the time. Sometimes just a simple, crawling-forward move, like organizing index cards or reading one extra paragraph, is enough to unlock a student who may be stuck or overwhelmed by what seems like an enormous assignment.

PeachQuotes Studio™ Worksheet Idea
One way to use this worksheet with your students is to ask them to make four lists around this quotation worksheet. Title the lists: FLY, RUN, WALK, and CRAWL. Suggest to kids that they do not need to have something for every category and that their FLY item might be a sport they do well, etc. Tell them you want them to have lots more WALK and CRAWL items. They can then cross off the tasks as they move through them. Moving means progress!

Dream BIG to WIN BIG
As you head into this week, we have one more move for you to consider. Do you have an educational project that could benefit from a $100 contribution and a FREE Teacher Peach product? Want to DREAM one up? Enter Teacher Peach’s “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative below.


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Any educational project—large or small—is eligible if it helps kids learn, teachers teach, or just makes a tricky learning objective more engaging and exciting to learn—and teach! Through January 31st, you may enter 5 different projects from a single email address, by completing a separate application for each project. Winners will be announced starting February 1, 2016.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the PeachQuotes Studio™ Quotations and Worksheets in honor of Dr. King’s birthday and that you’ll let us know how you used them in your classrooms. What are your next moves for January?

 

What You Do—and For Whom—MATTERS

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Urgency to Do for Others
Our most recent blog post was about the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial. The central PeachQuotes Studio™ Quotation in that post was by Dr. King and focused on creatively using time as well as the urgency with which most of us approach time. This weekend is one where many people will garner some extra time. A three-day weekend during which we may stop and celebrate the life and achievements of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., may mean a little less urgency for many.

As today’s central PeachQuotes Studio™ Quotation by Dr. King captures, however, we must always maintain a proper urgency when it comes to our outreach to, care for, and support of others. As you consider your lesson plans for the coming week, while the official celebration of Dr. King’s birthday will be behind you once school reconvenes, the life lessons for students remain at the forefront.

A Quotable Tote
Teacher Peach JUMBO TOTETeachers can easily answer Dr. King’s question in today’s central quotation, “What are you doing for others?” The list of what teachers do for students is endless. To teach is so much more than lessons and content, as Teacher Peach’s I Teach. Jumbo Tote Bag captures. The tote’s message reads, “Yes. I Teach. So, I inspire, manage, coach, engage, solve problems, listen, detect, explore, believe, care, worry, & always make time to laugh with my kids.™”1 Teachers do this with every action, decision, and suggestion—every day.

Quotations Worksheets About Helping Others
In addition to the central quotation of this blog post, Teacher Peach has chosen five other quotations about doing for others. We’ve created worksheets for all six quotations, including Dr. King’s. These freebie PeachQuotes Studio™ Worksheets are for you to use in your lesson plans, share, post, pin, print, or simply enjoy.

Perhaps you might like to mix and match these to compare and contrast these in one of your upcoming lessons. Why not divide the class into small groups and ask each group to assess one quotation based on a CCSS objective that you may be covering in other aspects of your instruction? By adding your questions to these worksheets, you can easily customize them for your classes and lesson plans.

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How Do You Do for Others? How Did These Quotations Do for You?
Share with Teacher Peach blog readers your thoughts about these quotations and how you might use them in your classroom. What combinations might you pair together? Dr. King and Maya Angelou? What about Charles Dickens and Anne Frank? These two tell very different stories with one very similar message. What do you think? How would you use these PeachQuotes Studios™ Quotations and Worksheets to inspire your students?

What about the I Teach. Jumbo Tote? Are there other words that you would add to the Teacher Peach message on the Yes, I Teach Jumbo Tote? We’re designing new totes for Teacher Appreciation Week. Share your ideas here!

Do You Have a Project to Help Your Students?
As you head into next week, we have one last question in this post. Do you have an educational project that could benefit from a $100 contribution and a FREE Teacher Peach product? Submit up to five different educational project ideas to Teacher Peach’s “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative for a chance to be selected to receive a $100 contribution and a FREE Teacher Peach product.


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Any educational project—large or small—is eligible if it helps kids learn, teachers teach, or just makes an objective exciting to learn—and teach! Through January 31st, you may enter 5 different projects from a single email address, by completing a separate application for each project. Winners will be announced starting February 1, 2016.

This initiative is a big part of what Teacher Peach is doing for others in February! That calls for a High 5!


1 The message on the I Teach, Jumbo Tote is wholly owned by Teacher Peach, LLC and is protected by copyright by this notice. © Teacher Peach, LLC. All rights reserved.

Making Time Makes a Difference

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On Columbus Day this past October, the weather in Washington, DC, was breathtakingly perfect. I know this because I was there. Several weeks prior, I had committed to going on a same-day marathon trip with a group of 15 others to visit an array of monuments and museums in Washington.

As with many such “extra-curricular” additions to my calendar, it sounded simply wonderful at the time I registered. As days passed and the trip date grew nearer, I began to question my decision to take an entire day away from work and be away from my kids on a day with no school. I had to leave the house before 5 in the morning only to return well after 11 that same night, and get up for work just six hours later the next morning. In this light, it didn’t sound all that appealing.

The items on my to-do list seemed to grow as the time before the trip continued to shrink. And so began my inner monologue: “You’ll take your laptop and work on the plane, on the bus, and in between things. There’s bound to be down time. You’ll get it all done; you always seem to.” And off I went. A big draw for the trip was that four of my very dear friends were also joining for this day—one even leading the trip.

From the moment we pulled out of the dark, starlit driveway to head for the airport, I somehow knew I’d made the right decision. Of course, I didn’t open the laptop at the gate; there wasn’t time. Of course, I fell asleep on the flight. And on the bus ride from Reagan International to our first stop, the Jefferson Memorial, it never entered my mind to even consider working. I was already enchanted by the ride, the view, the stories, the laughter, and the impact of the monuments.

Just before midday, our little bus parked along a curb and we all got out, a routine we’d adjusted to on prior stops. We walked along a pale granite wall that I later learned is the Inscription Wall. We had arrived at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial. While I’d visited other memorials at various times, this was my first exposure to this particular memorial.

The granite stretched on. At perfectly orchestrated increments, exquisitely carved, perfectly proportioned capital letters formed excerpts from Dr. King’s many speeches. Some I knew; others new. All were thought-provoking and powerful in their clarity and simplicity. How often have we been taught that it is harder to express thought with fewer words than many? Every excerpt was a stunning example of Dr. King’s effective distillation of complexity that goes beyond any words.

Then I saw it—the towering memorial edifice itself, the Stone of Hope. There, in front of me, truly larger than life, was a white stone sculpture in the image of Dr. King himself. Armed folded, expression thoughtful, and impact indescribable, this strategically placed work in massive stone, over 28 feet tall, had caught me. Suddenly the enormity of the issues, the struggles and the pain of so many, and the certainty of Dr. King’s convictions were all depicted in the single sculpture of a single man. The crisp fall day with its perfect blue sky and sunlight reflecting off the Tidal Basin cast precision shadows that only strengthened the experience. Justice, democracy, hope, and love, key messages of Dr. King’s, were each underscored for me everywhere I turned. I was riveted.

In that moment, I knew. I was right to have come. I was changed for having made time that day for a trip that mattered—and continues to matter—on so many levels. Now, when I think of that day, I’m immediately transported to that moment at this memorial. Those vibrant feelings of heightened awareness, pride, and strength come flooding right back. All because I made time to go and I made space from my work—to see and be present.

When I discovered the quotation by Dr. King that opens this blog post, I knew this was the right story to share to accompany his message. Yes, we all must use time creatively. As I write this post, I recall that I did have a lot of work to do for Teacher Peach that day, and by applying some creative problem solving, I got it all done. Of course, I cannot remotely describe that work at all. Yet, I recall immediately the awe and amazement I felt and still feel for this incredible contributor to our country’s history and for master sculptor Lei Yixin who brought this memorial to life.

Creatively Choose the Use of Time
As we move through this first month of January, time feels like an easy companion, not yet fighting us with the urgency to choose. It still seems there’ll be plenty of time to do it all, much as it felt weeks before this trip last October.

Urgency and choice are two key filters for how we decide to use time. The third filter, as Dr. King described, requires us to creatively use time. While there may a limit to the time we have, creatively using the time we have expands our ability to choose wisely and can offset the urgency that “urges” us to try to do it all. I’ll always be grateful for the creative choice I made to spend that October day with special people who matter deeply, sharing experiences I’ll never forget, and honoring a man who helped change so much for so many.

More Quotations About Time
As you move through the second half of January, you’ll undoubtedly need to make your own choices about how to wisely, creatively, and efficiently use your teaching time. In honor of Black History Month, we’re including a worksheet of this quotation by Dr. King. We’ve also included two more worksheets with a “timely” quotation from Maya Angelou and Nelson Mandela, respectively, so you can “ch-use” with your students in mind.

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We look forward to hearing how you opt to use these PeachQuotes Studio™ Worksheets in your classroom. We so hope you’ll take just a sliver of time to share your creatively chosen teachable moments. Share an experience that you’ve had like my amazing trip to Washington, too. I understand Maya Angelou’s words so well—the Martin Luther King Memorial definitely took my breath away!

 

Big Dreams, Big Results

Dreams count. Dreams make a difference. Dreams help us reach for bigger, better results and spark us to believe we can—and will—achieve them. Big dreamers are very often big doers. Not only do students benefit from learning about the big dreams and big results of powerful leaders, they also benefit from understanding how their own dreams help build their confidence and achieve results. Teachers can deliver this lesson through both instruction and example.

Three Strong Quotes for Three January Trending Topics
As part of the PeachQuotes Studio™ series, “Dreams and More” Quotations, we’ve curated three different—and “DREAM-y”—January quotations for today’s blog post. These quotations are primed and ready to incorporate into your lessons as you wrap up this quarter and launch into third quarter of the school year.

During January, as part of the ongoing curriculum, many teachers are focusing on three topics: Martin Luther King’s birthday, Black History Month, and the benefits of goal setting for 2016. Below you’ll find a curated quotation worksheet for each of these trending topics.

Dreams are quite powerful. As you plan and move through your lessons in the coming weeks, take a look at and consider infusing one or more of these DREAM-y quotations. See our blog post, How to Use the PeachQuotes Studio™ Worksheets, for more information on the strategy behind these worksheets and ideas for your classroom.

Martin Luther King’s Birthday PeachQuotes Studio™ Worksheet
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had a dream. On August 28, 1963, Dr. King spoke these powerful words:

“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

—Martin Luther King, Jr.

We selected this familiar quotation because many teachers tell us they use this quotation in many different ways during January—and beyond. The worksheet layout is designed encourage students to go back into the text and deconstruct the quotation. Just write a quick direction and include a few of your own writing prompts—and go!

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Black History Month PeachQuotes Studio™ Worksheet
Oprah Winfrey inspires and motivates people in many walks of life. Many say it is because she possesses an ability to reach and relate to a universal audience. Not only do her words offer encouragement, they resonate in a common-sense manner as this example illustrates.

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

—Oprah Winfrey

In this quotation, Oprah distilled a complex idea into a simple and understandable turn of phrase. Isn’t that exactly what teachers strive for when teaching students to capture the main idea, determine cause and effect, or dig into the text for evidence to support a point of view? Use this quotation and worksheet as an example or discussion starter. It’s an effective lesson addition: you’ll make a connection to a strong writing example and you can connect to a lesson on Black History Month, as well as building dreams, setting goals, and sticking to resolutions.

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2016 Goal Setting PeachQuotes Studio™ Worksheet
Though Winter Break may seem long past, we are less than a dozen days into 2016. For many, the second quarter of the school year is quickly coming to a close. Students scramble to complete (or even find!) missing assignments while teachers read writing journals and other long-term assignments to wrap up a grading period.

If you’re about to begin a new grading period, this can be an excellent time to invite students to set goals for the balance of the school year. Reflecting on the first half of the year and setting goals for the second half can be a powerful activity to help your students make even greater progress.

Just like adults, students often confuse a set of goals with a to-do list. It can help students to begin with their dreams and break down those big ideas into measurable goals for the balance of the school year. Prompt kids with questions like, “How far do you think you’ll get on that by the end of third quarter?” or “What specific things will you need to do to get closer to your goal (of an A, of finishing your homework on time, or of not forgetting things for class)?”

We selected this quote about dreams by Walt Disney for the third PeachQuotes Studio™ Worksheet in this blog post for three reasons. First, most students know the name Disney, so you won’t need to spend time explaining what this author did. Second, Walt Disney set many goals and had many big dreams, examples of which are likely evident to your students from sweatshirts, TV shows, and top songs. Third, this particular belief of his was a simple, albeit enormous, one that will be easy for students to commit to memory and draw on always.

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

—Walt Disney

In addition to the PeachQuotes Studio™ Worksheet for this quotation, we are also sharing a colorful freebie poster for your classroom or for you to post with assignments.

Why not print out the color poster a few times and post one on the door, another by the sink, and a third near the technology cart? After a few days, ask students if they noticed the quotation, what they think it means, and why they think you hung it up around the classroom. Then, use the worksheet provided to pose a question or two to help your students either reflect on past work, set goals for third quarter, or both.

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For a refresher on how to set your own goals for 2016, re-read our back-to-school blog post about setting goals.

Dream BIG to WIN BIG
As you head into next week, we have one last question in this post. Do you have an educational project that could benefit from a $100 contribution and a FREE Teacher Peach product? Want to DREAM one up? Enter Teacher Peach’s “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative below.

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Any educational project—large or small—is eligible if it helps kids learn, teachers teach, or just makes a tricky learning objective more engaging and exciting to learn—and teach! Through January 31st, you may enter 5 different projects from a single email address, by completing a separate application for each project. Winners will be announced starting February 1, 2016.

We hope these three different, yet connected worksheets spark you full of ways to fold them into your lesson plans during January as you help your students focus on the work at hand, setting DREAM-y goals, and honoring Martin Luther King, and Black History Month. Let us know how you use these worksheets and put them into action in your classroom!

100 Reasons to DREAM BIG!

As we previewed in yesterday’s blog post, Teacher Peach is recognizing Black History Month and Martin Luther King’s birthday in three “DREAM-y” ways:

  1. PeachQuotes Studio™ is about to launch an amazing series of motivational quotations called “Dreams and More” Quotations. This series will showcase quotations by powerful leaders and visionaries including Martin Luther King, Jr., Walt Disney, Oprah Winfrey, and many more. To help teachers infuse these quick learning opportunities into already-busy days and ambitious lesson plans, we’ve even created a worksheet for each quote. Teachers can use the freebie quotation graphic to create quick, meaningful lesson ideas with minimal prep because the worksheet’s all ready to be customized.
  2. In honor of Dr. King’s birthday, we’re also running a special MLK Birthday Sale! Check out the “30 peachy products” Teacher Peach curated and “hand-picked” from our peachy product orchard. They really underscore and reinforce the power of “dreaming BIG!”—and they are DREAM-y!
  3. We really hope this sale inspires teachers to take advantage of the savings because five teachers will benefit from every sale we make this month! We will use a portion of profits from ALL of the January sales on our website, teacherpeach.com, to fund Teacher Peach’s first official “Granting Teacher Goals” High 5 Initiative, designed to help support and enable specific teacher/student educational projects and goals.

Learn more about this incredible initiative below and complete your application today!

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What’s the “Granting Teacher Goals” High 5 Initiative All About?
5 fabulous 5s drive this incredible teacher projects initiative from Teacher Peach. With 5% of the profits from ALL of the January sales on teacherpeach.com, or $500, whichever is greater, Teacher Peach will underwrite our first “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative to honor Black History Month and the many great teachers and educators who consistently and creatively bring amazing educational projects to life!

What Kind of Projects Are Eligible?

  • Any project that is educational in nature is eligible if it helps kids learn, teachers teach, or just makes a tricky learning objective more engaging and exciting to learn—and teach!
  • Your project doesn’t need to be big or incredibly ambitious to be considered.
  • It just needs to make a difference to you and/or your students and you need to tell us about your vision.
  • Sometimes the smallest projects yield the biggest results.
  • We know teachers have many ideas that could spring to life if only it would be possible to infuse even a little bit of money to buy supplies, offset transportation, or cover other necessary expenses.
  • Do you have an educational project in mind that could benefit from a $100 contribution by Teacher Peach’s “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative?
  • Would a product from Teacher Peach help you to achieve top results
    on your educational project?

Starting right now and throughout the entire month of January, just answer 5 questions related to your proposed educational project idea to become a contender. Beginning February 1, 2016, and continuing for 5 weeks, we will announce one of the 5 winners!

So, 5% or $500 for 5 teachers across 5 weeks just by answering 5 questions! How’s that for a High 5 plan?

If One Is Good, 5 Is Better!
Because we know most teachers are rarely One-Goal Wonders or Single Dream Dreamers, you may enter more than one project, up to a maximum of 5! You may enter up to 5 separate applications for 5 different projects from one email address. Only one project per submitter can potentially receive the $100. We will read all completed applications carefully. We will choose the top 5 projects that our review team believes will make the biggest differences to teachers and/or students and will use the $100 in the most unique and beneficial ways to the project. Be sure each of your 5 submissions is different and compelling!

Send in Your Application Form(s!)
Click here to access the application form for the “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative. To be considered, applications must be received electronically by January 31, 2016. Share why you believe the educational project you’re dreaming of would benefit from $100! Tell us what matters to you about a special goal or dream that’s on your educational to-do list for 2016! Teacher Peach definitely knows amazing teacher goals and dreams when we see them.

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What Project Ideas Are on Your DREAM List?
Not sure yet? Jot down lots of ideas and hone in on the ones you like best. Think about “What IF?” as you are commuting to school, walking the dog, or making a cup of tea. Curious to know what kinds of ideas other teachers might be thinking about? Kick off a discussion here. We’d all like to hear from you. Whatever you do, keep dreaming!

Three “DREAM-y” Strategies to Support Big Teacher Dreams!

January is such a busy time. We are beginning a new year. Many of us just returned from Winter Break—rested, rejuvenated, or at least refreshed when it comes to re-embracing our pre-holiday routines of school and work. When a new year begins, people tend to jump right in, armed with hopes, resolutions, and dreams for a better year ahead.

January is also a time of more celebrations. Most notably, schools and teacher lesson plans focus on to Black History Month and Martin Luther King’s birthday. Through activities, literature selections, social studies curriculum, and so much more, teachers are deftly weaving important learning objectives into their instructional strategies to acknowledge both Black History Month and Martin Luther King’s birthday. Teacher Peach is focused on these celebrations, too.

Three “DREAM-y” Strategies
Teacher Peach is excited to recognize Black History Month and Martin Luther King’s birthday in three powerful and “DREAM-y” ways:

  1. PeachQuotes Studio™ is launching its next series of motivational quotations entitled “Dreams and More” Quotations to showcase quotations by powerful leaders and visionaries including Martin Luther King Jr., Walt Disney, and more. Each freebie quotation graphic comes with quick lesson ideas to fold these quotations into your day.
  2. Teacher Peach has curated and “hand-picked 30 peachy products” that support and reinforce the power of “dreaming BIG!” In honor of Dr. King’s birthday, we’re also running a special sale!
  3. With a portion of profits from all of the January sales on our website, teacherpeach.com, we will underwrite Teacher Peach’s first official “Granting Teacher Goals” High 5 Initiative to help to fund and support specific teacher/student educational projects and goals.

“Dreams and More” Quotations from PeachQuotes Studio™
In its next series, “Dreams and More” Quotations, PeachQuotes Studio™ will share quotations by Martin Luther King, Walt Disney, and other powerful leaders and visionaries. With each blog post in this series, we will showcase a quotation or two and share a freebie quotation graphic for you to share, post, print, and enjoy. We will also provide quick ideas for ways to infuse these quotations in lesson plans as well as some companion worksheets. These quotations make great small-group activities, are ideal for early finishers, and are inspiring ways to jump start Free Write assignments.

There are many ways to access the motivational quotes designed by PeachQuotes Studio™ including on Pinterest. Click on each pin to get right to the blog post and freebie. You’ll also discover a new feature on our blog itself. There’s now a mosaic at the top of the right column to showcase the PeachQuotes Studio™ Motivational Quotes! Just click on a quote you like to get right to a carousel of all the PeachQuote Studios™ images.

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A Special Birthday Sale!
At www.teacherpeach.com you’ll find a newly curated page for Martin Luther King’s birthday. It’s filled with 30 amazing products for teachers, students, and classrooms to support and reinforce the power of “dreaming BIG!” These products include motivating, and meaningful notecards, inspiring classroom products, great graphic totes, and other highly functional, educationally focused accessories to spark and inspire engagement.

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Dr. King was born in 1929. Today, he would be 87 years old. To honor Dr. King’s life and celebrate his birthday, we’re running a special birthday sale! When you shop at www.teacherpeach.com, save $19.29 on every order of $87 or more! Sale runs between today and January 18, 2016.

“Granting Teacher Goals” High 5 Initiative
5 is definitely the magic number with this incredible teacher projects initiative from Teacher Peach. With 5% of the profits from ALL of the January sales on www.teacherpeach.com, or $500, whichever is greater, we will fund Teacher Peach’s first “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative to honor Black History Month and the many great teachers and educators who work so hard each and every day to bring terrific educational projects to life!

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  • Do you have an educational project in mind for this school year that could benefit from a $100 contribution by Teacher Peach’s “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative?

  • Would a product from Teacher Peach help you to achieve top results
    on your educational project?

Starting January 7th, 2016 and throughout the entire month of January, just answer 5 questions related to your proposed educational project idea to become a contender. Beginning February 1, 2016, and continuing for 5 weeks, we will announce one of the 5 winners!

So, 5% or $500 for 5 teachers across 5 weeks just by answering 5 questions! How’s that for a High 5 plan?

Ready to Dream BIG?
What do you think of these three “DREAM-y” strategies designed to support big teacher dreams? We hope you’ll take part in all three! Enjoy the “Dreams and More” Quotes. Take advantage of the special MLK birthday sale and save $19.29 on any order of $87 or more. Finally, get ready to dust off your dreams and submit up to 5 different educational projects to Teacher Peach’s “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative. Check back tomorrow for our next blog post that will contain the application link!

Why shouldn’t you try to become one of the five teachers we’ll help to bring their amazing teaching dreams and goals to life?

How do you plan to honor and acknowledge Black History Month and Martin Luther King’s birthday in your classroom? Why not exchange an idea or two here to start a “dreamy” discussion?