A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 09, 2014
“Teaching children is an accomplishment; getting children excited about learning is an achievement”

"Teaching children is an accomplishment; getting children excited about learning is an achievement” is a quote from Robert John Meehan’s Teacher’s Journey: The Road Less Traveled (2011). The quotation has appeared frequently on Twitter and has been printed on two posters.

“Getting something done is an accomplishment; getting something done right is an achievement” is a similar saying.


PoemHunter.com
Biography of Robert John Meehan
Robert John Meehan’s insight into the heart and souls of both teacher and student earned him recognition as ‘The Voice Of the American Teacher’. Selections from The Teacher’s Journey/The Road Less Traveled have appeared in numerous magazines and educational journals. Robert John Meehan is now one of the nation’s most read public school allies. Much has been said about the difficulties involved teaching in the inner-city schools, but little has been done to share the emotions of both teacher and student as Robert John Meehan has. He has done much in the area of encouraging others to share their feelings about what can and should be done in today’s classrooms. His career expanded over four decades of teaching in the urban classroom.

Google Books
Teacher’s Journey: The Road Less Traveled
Robert John Meehan
Tate Publishing, Feb 1, 2011 - Education - 50 pages
Robert John Meehan’s poetic insight into the heart and soul of both teacher and student tugs at readers’ emotions like few writers can. His depth of experience as a teacher in some of the nation’s most difficult schools over a period of four decades is deeply embedded in each of his selections of poetry. His ability to share the joy, sorrows, and at times, the horror of teaching in today’s inner city schools is brought to the forefront in each of the poems included in his The Teacher’s Journey.

Twitter
Kristi Berry
‏@kristiberry
“@TeachersJourney: “Teaching children is an accomplishment; getting children excited about learning is an achievement."-Robert John Meehan”
8:38 AM - 17 Dec 2011

Prezi
A Teacher’s Journey: Chapter 6...
Be a reflective teacher. Honestly look at what you do from time to time. Evaluate the purpose of your role as a teacher. Robert John Meehan
by The Teacher’s Journey /The Road Less Traveled on 30 May 2013
Transcript of A Teacher’s Journey: Chapter 6...
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“Teaching children is an accomplishment; getting children excited about learning is an achievement.”

Twitter
The Joy and Sorrows
‏@TeachersJourney
“Teaching children is an accomplishment; getting children excited about learning is an achievement.” http://pinterest.com/pin/271060471295823624/
2:13 AM - 3 Oct 2013

Twitter
The Joy and Sorrows
‏@TeachersJourney
Teaching children is an accomplishment...getting children excited about learning is an achievement…
9:27 PM - 10 Apr 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Sunday, November 09, 2014 • Permalink