” Discimus ut Serviamus: We learn so that we may serve”

Welcome to Transitions to Teaching

Transitions to Teaching Logo Transitions to Teaching, is a community dedicated to students who are considering becoming elementary school teachers. TtT, connects students with other students who share similar interests and questions about becoming a teacher, and also with faculty, advisors and other professionals who can help find answers.

TtT is a hybrid community, offering ways to be involved both face-to-face* and online. (*TtT has been entirely online since March 2020). TtT does not involve extra course work or assignments, instead it offers presentations, online chats and activities that address questions and concerns about becoming teachers.

About Us

We are a community dedicated to students who are considering becoming elementary school teachers.

Queens College
The City University of New York
65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367

Email: transitionstoteaching@qc.cuny.edu

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“Do not get lost in a sea of despair.
Be hopeful, be optimistic.
Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month,
or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime.
Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good
trouble, necessary trouble.”
— John Lewis

“If you can’t fly then run,
if you can’t run then walk,
if you can’t walk then crawl,
but whatever you do
you have to keep moving forward.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“You cannot take your freedoms for granted.
Just like generations who have come before,
you have to do your part to preserve and
protect those freedoms.”
– Michelle Obama

“No one can help everyone,
but everyone can help someone.”

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all
directions, and the roots spring up
and make new trees…”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
We are caught in an inescapable
network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to
be. and you can never be what you ought to be
until I am what I ought to be.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., 1963

“When I was a boy and I would see scary
things in the news, my mother would say
to me, look for the helpers. You will
always find people who are helping.”
– Fred Rogers

“Geography divides people only if the people allow it –
faith divides people only if the people allow it –
intellect divides people only if the people allow it –
politics divides people only if the people allow it.

So, unless the people allow it, nothing can tear our world apart.
Unless you allow it, nothing can tear our society apart.”
– Abhijit Naskar

“Look deep into nature and then you will
understand everything better…”
– Albert Einstein

“The best way to not feel hopeless
is to get up and do something.
Don’t wait for good things to happen to you.
If you go out and make some good things
happen, you will fill the world with hope,
you will fill yourself with hope.”
― Barack Obama

“Hope is stronger
than fear”

“They always say time changes things,
but you actually have to change them yourself.”
– Andy Warhol

“Every good citizen adds
to the strength of a nation”

“We take for granted the very things that
most deserve our gratitude.”
– Cynthia Ozick

“A good teacher can inspire
hope, ignite imagination
and instill the love of learning”.

“One child, one teacher,
one book, one pen
can change the world.”
– Malala Yousafzai

“It always seems impossible, until it’s done.”
– Nelson Mandela

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