April 30, 2001
Teaching is not a profession, it's a passion."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by A. Schoen --- North Carolina
April 27, 2001
The key to happiness is freedom, and the key to freedom is courage."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Steven Matthews --- Pennsylvania
April 25, 2001
The greatest teachers I've ever met didn't teach me facts from a textbook. They taught me about myself and about the kind of person that I want to be. Teachers don't always realize the impact that they can have on a person's life. You DO make a difference every day. Thanks AM, KW, and LC - the best teachers ever."
Michelle S., Age 19 --- Ontario, Canada
April 18, 2001
This is a thank you that is well deserved. Last year when I started high school, I was extremely nervous about what was to come and who I would meet. I had no clue about anything. I received my schedule and noticed that I had Mrs. Neal for History. Well all my friends had Mr. Foulk and I was kind of upset about that. We tried to get it changed but the classes were already full so I was stuck all by myself.
Well I know now that there was a reason why I was put in her class. I am in her class again for Sophomore History and am very
thankful. She has always been there for me. Over the past two years, she has seen my good side and my bad side and loved me in both stages. I think that she deserves a lot more credit than she receives. She really cares about her students and tries her hardest to let everyone have a chance to succeed. I know that she has helped me figure out a lot of things and has helped me through many problems and hard times.
April 16, 2001
If you are a teacher and you are reading this, you are a role model. Believe it or not, there is a student out there watching your every mood; this student thinks the world of you. You as a teacher, to be a great one, should look for that student. Talk to them, smile at them, at least wave. Let them know they are recognized and cared for. As a student who deeply admires a teacher, who barely recognizes me, I can tell you it's one of the worst feelings in the world! Please reach out to your students. They need you more than they or you may think!
Wishing to remain anonymous, Age 17
April 11, 2001
Spring is here, which means that Graduation will be creeping up on me in no time. The experience is bitter-sweet for me. So many people I care about I have to leave, but a brand new world is ahead of me. The only quote that can show me that change is a good thing: "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end ".
So to all the teachers out there who care, thanks!"
Kates --- Age 18 --- New Jersey
April 6, 2001
If I gave you a clean sheet, what would you write? Would your words be long and graceful or short and sweet?
Would it be poetry, or just plain English? If you have something to say, say it now. For soon, and always too
soon, my sheet will be filled and this chapter will end as soon as the next will begin; with a clean sheet, new
authors and a million possibilities."
Bauer Hockey --- Submitted by Nathan Herrington --- Ontario, Canada
April 4, 2001
We learn history, not because it bores the heck out of us,
But so we don't repeat it."
E.F. --- Submitted by J.W., Age 16 --- Maryland
April 2, 2001
At this moment in time, our technology surpasses our humanity.
But when I look at me and you, I now believe that our humanity
Will one day definitely surpass our technology."
Albert Einstein --- Submitted by Sizwe Dlengezele --- South Africa
March 30, 2001
I never realized how much my genetics teacher, Mrs. Cooke, actually cared about me until she asked me why I was so depressed. Now, none of my other teachers seemed to care so this caught me off guard. She told me that if I ever need to talk to her about anything at all, she'd always be there for me. It's very comforting to know that she actually does truly care about me and wants to help me get through some really tough times.
Thank you Mrs. Cooke.
Amy S., Age 17 --- New Jersey
March 28, 2001
Every child's life is like a piece of paper
On which every person leaves a mark."
Chinese Proverb --- Submitted by Holly Penner --- Manitoba, Canada
March 23, 2001
The only thing in life that is achieved without effort is failure."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brian D., Age 17 --- Ohio
March 21, 2001
When I was in 8th grade I met the most inspiring person in the world, and she was my p.e./health teacher. At that time in my life I was in a mess with my family because I was trying to change which parent I lived with.
One day this teacher saw that I was upset, and she asked me what was wrong. Immediately I could tell that she was someone who I could trust and confide in so I spilled out everything that I had on my mind. I have never heard better advice from anyone. We became closer and over the time I have known her, she has taught me more than anyone ever could by just following a lesson plan.
She taught me to stand up for what I believed in, and to never let something bother me that I cannot control. She taught me to never give up and to always look for the good in people no matter how much easier it might be to bring out the bad. Along with these things, she has taught me so much more and inspired me in so many ways.
She is not my teacher anymore, but I still keep in touch with her often, and I am always sure to tell her just how much she means to me. My family knows that she has gone way out of her way to help, and I thank God that I have her in my life.
March 7, 2001
The more you prepare outside class, the less you perspire in class.
The less you perspire in class, the more you inspire the class."
Ho Boon Tiong --- Submitted by Kenyon Kor --- Singapore
March 5, 2001
Keep smiling and don't be too hard on yourself!"
Cindy Iffland --- Submitted by Bonnie A., Age 16 --- Connecticut
March 2, 2001
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."