The classroom can really be a struggle at times. It can feel like you are pouring your heart and soul into a lesson, class, or year then you get your test scores back from the state and their knowledge is judged on one test, which reflects you as a teacher. I feel this is what Mr. Meehan may have been talking about in this quote. Either way we have to continue pouring our hearts into the classroom.
Have a blessed weekend,
The motivated teacher-Michael Todd