I first started sharing my educational thoughts on Twitter about five years ago. I quickly realized there are thousands of educators out there who appreciate being validated in their own beliefs about education. They appreciate being reminded of their purpose. And so my journey began … tweeting about the core values that drive teachers. The quotes in this book are drawn from that journey. Quotes can serve as guideposts as you navigate the challenges in your career. They can crystalize your thoughts; they can underscore your values; and they can clarify your priorities. It is my hope that you will see yourselves in these pages—that you will be reconnected to the heart of teaching—that you will feel supported and encouraged to continue in your noble profession. These quotes are meant to motivate you, to challenge you, and to help you keep your job in perspective. I hope you enjoy them. I hope they nourish your “teacher soul.”