Math = Love: Harry Potter Quote Poster

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Harry Potter Quote Poster

The other day, Casey tweeted a request for a poster.  In an attempt to procrastinate on my to-do list, I gave it an attempt.  It's a Harry Potter quote, and I'm not a Harry Potter fan.  I'm pretty sure I read part of the first book when I was in middle school.  And, I've been in a room with someone watching the movies, but it's just not my thing.  (Please don't stop reading my blog over this confession.  Thanks.)

I did, however, see the appeal of the quote: "You will find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it."
It's something I struggle with as a teacher.  Why, oh why, do my struggling students not ask for help???  When there are twenty-odd students in a classroom, vying for my attention, the students who ask for help are the ones that get it.

In a funny turn of events, Meg had already uploaded a pretty, colored poster version of this quote here.  You can download my less colorful version (pictured above) here.  


  1. Lol. Didn't think that Harry Potter could lead to an internal teacher reflection, but whatever works. I'm with you. I wonder why some students (particularly those who need it) don't ask for help. Usually they'll open up if you establish a relationship with them and break through that "trust" barrier. For some, thawing that ice can take a long time but they'll come around eventually.

    1. I keep trying to remind myself that it just takes longer to establish trust with some kids. This happens every year. We've still got 75% of the school year left.

  2. The kids love it!!!! I printed it out on yellow paper, hung it on my board, and in each class, someone noticed and we talked about it. Thanks again- it's perfect!