Don't let the actions of a few determine the way you feel about an entire group. Remember, not all German's were Nazis.— Erin Gruwell
The most profound Erin Gruwell quotes that are guaranted to improve your brain
No matter what race we are, what ethnic background, sexual orientation, or what views we may have, we are all human. Unfortunately, not all humans see it that way.
Silence ensures that history repeats itself.
It would be easy to become a victim of our circumstances and continue feeling sad, scared or angry; or instead, we could choose to deal with injustice humanely and break the chains of negative thoughts and energies, and not let ourselves sink into it.
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.
I have always been taught to be proud of being Latina, proud of being Mexican, and I was. I was probably more proud of being a "label" than of being a human being, that's the way most of us were taught.
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?
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!
Education is such a noble profession, its a wonderful way to serve.
It's not enough to be tolerant...now we're finally moving towards the idea of acceptance.
Fights don't solve matters, they just make things worse. (Diary 19)
Ruining is a gift .. it's the way of changing.
Society just doesn't care about young people anymore, even if we are the future.
I realized if you can change a classroom, you can change a community, and if you change enough communities you can change the world.
Remember not all Germans were Nazis.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that if you tell kids they're stupid--directly or indirectly--sooner or later they start to believe it.