The TAO of Ron Swanson: How Ron Swanson Inspires Educators

The TAO of Ron Swanson 
How Ron Swanson Inspires Educators

"We need to talk"
"That has never been true"

"I find these kinds of superficial social interactions awkward and uncomfortable. Please stop telling me about your personal life. Now."

“There’s only one thing I hate more than lying: skim milk. Which is water that’s lying about being milk.”

[forcibly being shown pictures of someone else's kids] "Are these the expensive pets that talk you made to carry on your super ego? Adorable."

"Just because I look at you and nod as you talk does not mean that I agree with you or like you. It means I'm humoring you so that you will hopefully say your piece and then go away and leave me in peace. But really, keep talking"

“The less I know about other people’s affairs, the happier I am. I’m not interested in caring about people. I once worked with a guy for three years and never learned his name. Best friend I ever had. We still never talk sometimes.”

"Your ability to turn every topic of conversation around to yourself is amazing.  Can you imagine if we turned that kind of single minded tenacity to something actually productive or interesting?"
[mind blown fingers beside head]

“Don’t start chasing applause and acclaim. That way lies madness.”

“Dear frozen yogurt, you are the celery of desserts. Be ice cream, or be nothing.”

“When people get too chummy with me, I like to call them by the wrong name to let them know I don’t really care about them.”

“Any dog under 50 pounds is a cat, and cats are useless.”

Love the Ron. He's so inspirational. Gives me all the feels.

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The Life of a Teacher: As Told By Ron Swanson & by @TheMisterWalker  aka Jeremiah N. Walker

By the way, this is kind of a joke.

This is the time of the year that we need some laughs. I've been PARCC testing for weeks.

Enter Ron Swanson. You're welcome

Resources for MORE Ron in your life. 

TAO of Ron Pinterest Board

How we made Parks and Recreation, by Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and Mike Schur

10 Lessons We Learned From Ron Swanson And April Ludgate On

[Parks And Recreation] Ron Swason is April Ludgate's real father  

“I regret nothing. The end.”

PS. I am more like Leslie Knope than like Ron. But I love him.


  1. Love these! Some of these will find their way to my libraries' boards.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Sarah! These were more for my own amusement but hey, you do you boo! ~Gwyneth


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