” Discimus ut Serviamus: We learn so that we may serve”
Welcome to Transitions to Teaching
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.
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
“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
Transitions to Teaching is supported by the Graduate NYC Innovation Fund.