Regular readers know that I’m a fan of Marvin Marshall and his writings on positive classroom management strategies.

He included this story in a post today. It’s worth visiting his blog to see the entire post, but here’s a story I loved:

There’s an old story of a young lady who was taken to dinner one evening by William Gladstone and then the following evening by Benjamin Disraeli, both eminent British statesmen in the late nineteenth century.

“When I left the dining room after sitting next to Mr. Gladstone, I thought he was the cleverest man in England,” she said. “But after sitting next to Mr. Disraeli, I thought I was the cleverest woman in England.”

It sounds like Disraeli had a perspective teachers might want to keep in mind.