"FOR LEADERS & TEACHERS" JANUARY 2000 - FEBRUARY 2000
February 28, 2000
It's not who you are that holds you back,
It's who you think you're not."
Author Unknown --- Sent in by Jennifer Yontz --- Florida
February 25, 2000
There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in
tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you."
Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) --- Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps
--- Sent in by Sharon Ogden --- Kentucky
February 23, 2000
People don't care how much you know,
Until they know how much you care!"
Author Unknown --- Sent in by Mike Chambless --- Oregon
Each second we live in a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that never was before and will never be again. And
what do we teach our children in school? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France.
When will we also teach them what they are? You should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are unique. In all
the world there is no other child exactly like you. In the millions of years that have passed there has never been a child like you.
And look at your body-what a wonder it is! Your legs, your arms, your cunning fingers, the way you move! You may be a
Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel."
January 31, 2000
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think."
January 28, 2000
Education is a weapon whose effect depends on
Who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed."
Joseph Stalin --- Sent in by Jennifer Yontz --- Florida
January 26, 2000
The highest result of education is tolerance."
January 24, 2000
The moment you stop learning, you stop leading."
Rick Warren --- Sent in by Jennifer Yontz --- Florida
January 21, 2000
Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first and the lesson afterwards."
Vernon Law --- Sent in by Stephanie, Age 14 --- New York
January 19, 2000
Most people are mirrors,
Reflecting the moods and emotions of the times;
Few are windows,
Bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."
Sydney J. Harris --- Sent in by Jennifer Yontz --- Florida
January 17, 2000
We teach best that which we most need to learn."
Richard Bach --- Sent in by Fred Leonard
January 14, 2000
The object of teaching a child
Is to enable them to get along without their teacher."
January 12, 2000
He who opens a school door, closes a prison."
January 10, 2000
Education is what survives
When what has been learned has been forgotten."
B. F. Skinner--- Sent in Anonymously
January 7, 2000
It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers -- they help us to learn."
John Bradshaw --- Sent in Anonymously
January 5, 2000
Teaching is a rigorous act of faith."
Susan Ohanian --- Sent in by Nora Magnus --- Singapore