Erin Gruwell Quotes & Sayings

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19 most famous Erin Gruwell quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She's a 51 year old American writer born on Aug 15, 1969.

“I have learned that, although I am a good teacher, I am a much better student, and I was blessed to learn valuable lessons from my students on a daily basis. They taught me the importance of teaching to a student - and not to a test.”
Erin Gruwell Quotes
“I realized if you can change a classroom, you can change a community, and if you change enough communities you can change the world.”
“I was going to show my kids that no matter what happened with their parents, parole officers and other teachers, I wouldn't give up on them. I let them know it matters to me that you come to class, it matters to me that you try, it matters to me when you succeed.”
Erin Gruwell Quotes
“When you're too robotic and scripted, the students tune you out. So I always tried to use different learning modalities - kinesthetic, auditory, visual, whatever might bring learning to life.”
Erin Gruwell Quotes
“I believe that education is the greatest equalizer; thus, I will continue to fight to equalize the playing field in an educational atmosphere that is not always level!”
Erin Gruwell Quotes
“Paying to teach in the trenches was like putting my face through a cutout hole at a carnival while a quarterback threw pies at me. At least with a carnival, I'd see it coming.”
“I grew up in a very progressive family and with a great educational system, and I asked myself, 'Why doesn't everybody have these opportunities for a good education? So why not give back to these kids who didn't grow up with the same privileges I had?'”
“Hoping they'd been inspired by the examples of Anne Frank and other teens who had turned negative experiences into something positive by writing about them, I handed out notebooks for my students to journal about their lives. There was some initial resistance. But then the stories poured out of them, full of anger and sadness.”
Erin Gruwell Quotes
“Education is such a noble profession, it's a wonderful way to serve.”
Erin Gruwell Quotes
“Some teachers feel that if they ask for emotional help, they're a failure. But teaching is a team sport.”

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