Students respond to quotes in surprising ways. A pithy or humorous observation on the topic at hand has the power to motivate and inspire, especially when the topic at hand is motivation itself. In an earlier post, I described my discovery of a student’s forgotten textbook with many of the quotes from class handwritten inside the cover. We never know what may resonate with and empower a student.
The internet offers an array of great sites for finding appropriate quotes. My current favorite is FinestQuotes.com. The site will send a new quote to your inbox everyday if you like, or you can use tabs to review quotes by author and topic. The site even offers a list of memorable quotes from a variety of movies and a set of “Picture Quotes” like this one:
Sign up for a daily quote or browse the site, then enjoy a satisfying, easy way to personalize and pleasure-ize your classes.