"FOR LEADERS & TEACHERS"
MAY 2002 - JUNE 2002
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- June 28, 2002
Student divided by confusion equals algebra."
--- Laurie Halse Anderson --- Submitted by Stephie H., Age 14 --- New Jersey
- June 26, 2002
If teachers know the answers, why do they ask questions?"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lindsay F., Age 11 --- Wisconsin
- June 24, 2002
One must learn by doing the thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty, until you try."
- June 21, 2002
Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them.
Put there just a spark."
--- Anatole France
- June 19, 2002
My teacher once told me to express what I felt so she could understand. I have done that and made her cry. I have made people smile, laugh, and be scared. I the writer, made myself so sad. I didn't know who cared, or if anyone cared at all. All I knew was that I needed someone other then myself to make me happy. This person that made me so cheerful, saved me from myself. She guided me through my pain, she wrote something for me. She touched my heart and my soul and continues to help me through. Alone I no longer am because I know now the care I have from you."
--- Written by Kandyce S., Age 15 --- Massachusetts
This is to Mrs. Tellier who has done this and I really truly mean that you are the most wonderful amazing teacher that I could ever have. From the bottom of my heart, I say thanks.
- June 17, 2002
My high school homeroom teacher, Mr. Little, would always say, right after he took attendance, "People these are the best years of your lives so don't waste this day." I now know how true that was and I tell all kids that each day, but most of all my own children. Thanks Mr. Little of Columbia High School Class of 1984."
--- Mr. Little, Columbia High School --- Submitted by Richard Marinelli --- New Jersey
- June 12, 2002
Someone asked my teacher why he was a teacher and not a doctor, scientist, astronomer, or anything
Else. Why a teacher? He responded with, "Because without teachers, there would not be those doctors,
astronomers, or scientists."
--- Mr. Crocker --- Submitted by Kandyce S., Age 15 --- Massachusetts
- June 10, 2002
TEACHERS YOU ARE THE BEST
Teachers you meet them wherever you go
Teachers they are the best on earth you know
T is for the Training they impart
E if for the Enthusiasm that sets them apart
A is for the Appreciation that flows
C is for the Care and Concern they show
H is for their Honesty, Hard Work and a Heart of Gold
E is for the Encouragement and Enterprise that enfolds
R is for their Resourcefulness and Readiness to help and advice
S is for the Support, Sharing and Sunshine they bring to life.
--- Copyright © 2002 Sharon Pires
- June 7, 2002
No one can become really educated without having pursued some study in which he took no interest."
--- T.S. Eliot
- June 5, 2002
A poor surgeon hurts one person at a time.
A poor teacher hurts 130."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by VikeStudent, Age 16 --- Utah
Thanks Mrs. Allred! The one thing I know is --YOU'RE AN ANGEL!!
- June 3, 2002
I am a teacher. It is the greatest gift that life could give me, since I am allowed to spend my days with the future of the world. My students will be Presidents, Doctors, Lawyers, and Craftspeople; but hopefully they will all be teachers to someone."
--- Copyright © 2002 Jack Podojil
- May 31, 2002
The other day at school, I was sitting in the hall with some friends doing some homework that I didn't finish. My favorite teacher walks down the hallway and is talking to us and when she was walking off she said, "You know girls when you graduate from high school one day life will really start." I sat around and thought about it all day."
--- My Teacher --- Submitted by Danielle W., Age 15 --- Tennessee
- May 29, 2002
A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself. A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame. The teacher who has come to the end of his subject, who has no living traffic with his knowledge but merely repeats his lesson to his students, can only load their minds, he cannot quicken them."
--- Rabindranath Tagore --- Submitted by Rich Totten --- North Carolina
Rabindranath Tagore is an Indian Poet who was the Nobel Laureate in Literature, 1913
- May 24, 2002
Good Isn't Good Enough !
My Child, beware of "good enough,"
It isn't made of sterling stuff.
It's something anyone can do;
It marks the many from the few.
The flaw which may escape the eye,
And temporarily get by.
Shall weaken underneath the strain,
And wreck the ship, the car, or plane.
With "good enough," the car breaks down,
And one falls short of high renown.
My child, remember and be wise,
In "good enough", disaster lies.
With "good enough," the shirkers stop,
In every factory and shop;
With "good enough," the failures rest,
And lose the one who gives the best.
Who stops at "good enough" shall find,
Success has left them far behind.
For this is true of you and your stuff--
Only the best is "good enough."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Elmer Wendt
- May 22, 2002
Some people walk into your life and quickly go.
Others walk into your life, leave footprints and then leave.
After that, you are never, ever the same."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nicole M., Age 17 --- Illinois
This fits my life really well, because so many people have walked in and out of my life, but only few have left any footprints in my life. There are a few of my teachers have been there for me throughout my hard times, especially my senior year. They've made me realize that I do have a life to live, and that I want to help people, the exact way they've helped me. So for those teachers: Mr. Popplewell, Miss Panner, Mr. Goodrum, and Miss Jean, thank you so very much for molding me!
- May 20, 2002
Oneness is the key to greatness. If we are one in heart and mind, success will crown our persistence and we can face hostility with courage."
--- Copyright © 2002 Nicholas Nketiah
- May 17, 2002
If you cannot see what could happen, you will never see what must be done."
--- Copyright © 2002 Joshua Fitch
- May 15, 2002
Sooner or later the chickens come home to roost."
--- Mr. Wayne Kleinschmidt --- Submitted by Julie Blume --- Wisconsin
My high school science teacher probably wouldn't believe that I use his quote almost every day in my career as an 8th grade English teacher. Thanks, Mr. Kleinschmidt for teaching me every day of my life.
- May 13, 2002
Don't believe in miracles; rely on them."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Eric Grundy --- Auckland, New Zealand
- May 10, 2002
If you can't imagine it, you can never do it."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nicole T., Age 11 --- Ohio
- May 8, 2002
Teaching is the choicest of professions because everyone who is anybody was taught how to be somebody by a teacher."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Carmen A., Age 16 --- California
This is dedicated to the AVID teachers of East Union High School in Manteca, California
- May 6, 2002
The mind is the ultimate intellectual sponge, which should be used to soak up all of the knowledge in the universe, in which it lies."
--- Copyright © 2002 David L.Mitchell
- May 3, 2002
You Can Make Cans out of Cannots, But You Can Not Make Cannots out of Cans."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jenny W. --- Texas
This quote was up on a tenth grade English teacher's classroom wall.
Thank you Mrs. Drury, I've never forgotten that quote (1995-1996) school year.
- May 1, 2002
A little child is like a worthless-stone on the road.
Teachers make him, shape him, polish him, and shine him to make a gem."
--- Copyright © 2002 Mansoor Baig
We all should learn to respect our teachers, as if we are anything, credit goes to our teachers too.