"FOR LEADERS & TEACHERS"
MARCH 2000 - APRIL 2000


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  • April 28, 2000
    " Thought: an idea in transition."
    --- Pythagoras


  • April 26, 2000
    " If the only tool you have is a hammer,
    You tend to see every problem as a nail."
    --- Abraham Maslow


  • April 24, 2000
    " If you have always done it that way,
    It is probably wrong."
    --- Charles Kettering


  • April 21, 2000
    " I was gratified to be able to answer promptly.
    I said I didn't know."
    --- Mark Twain


  • April 19, 2000
    " My heart is singing for joy this morning.
    A miracle has happened!
    The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind,
    And behold, all things are changed."
    --- Anne Sullivan


  • April 17, 2000
    " He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning."
    --- Danish Proverb --- Sent in by Chen Fawn Meng --- Malaysia


  • April 14, 2000
    " If your plan is for 1 year, plant rice;
    If your plan is for 10 years, plant trees;
    If your plan is for 100 years, educate children."
    --- Confucius --- Sent in by Janet McClain --- Iowa


  • April 12, 2000
    Whose Child Is This?

    "Whose child is this?" I asked one day
    Seeing a little one out at play
    "Mine", said the parent with a tender smile
    "Mine to keep a little while
    To bathe his hands and comb his hair
    To tell him what he is to wear
    To prepare him that he may always be good
    And each day do the things he should"

    "Whose child is this?" I asked again
    As the door opened and someone came in
    "Mine", said the teacher with the same tender smile
    "Mine, to keep just for a little while
    To teach him how to be gentle and kind
    To train and direct his dear little mind
    To help him live by every rule
    And get the best he can from school"

    "Whose child is this?" I ask once more
    Just as the little one entered the door
    "Ours" said the parent and the teacher as they smiled
    And each took the hand of the little child
    "Ours to love and train together
    Ours this blessed task forever."
    --- Author Unknown


  • April 10, 2000
    " When the pupil is ready, the teacher will come."
    --- Chinese Proverb --- Sent in by Gaye Fullerton


  • April 7, 2000
    " To know how to suggest is the art of teaching."
    --- Henri-Frederic Amiel (1821-81) --- Sent in by Sharon Ogden --- Kentucky


  • April 3, 2000
    " Parents, keep teaching your children the lessons of life.
    As soon as you give up, and think your words have fallen on deaf ears,
    That's when you have given the ills of society your child and your victory."
    --- Copyright 2000 Ty Howard --- Maryland


  • March 31, 2000
    " One test of the correctness of educational procedure
    Is the happiness of the child."
    --- Maria Montessori


  • March 29, 2000
    " Never have ideas about children, and never have ideas for them."
    --- George Orwell


  • March 27, 2000
    " Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it."
    --- Sir William Haley --- Sent in by Jennifer Yontz --- Florida


  • March 24, 2000
    Why God Created Teachers

    When God created teachers,
    He gave us special friends
    To help us understand His world
    And truly comprehend
    The beauty and the wonder
    Of everything we see,
    And become a better person
    With each discovery.

    When God created teachers,
    He gave us special guides
    To show us ways in which to grow
    So we can all decide
    How to live and how to do
    What's right instead of wrong,
    To lead us so that we can lead
    And learn how to be strong.

    Why God created teachers,
    In His wisdom and His grace,
    Was to help us learn to make our world
    A better, wiser place.
    --- Author Unknown


  • March 22, 2000
    " I can teach you what I know, but I can't learn it for you."
    --- Buggy --- Sent in by Vincent --- Italy


  • March 20, 2000
    " I touch the future. I teach."
    --- Christa McAuliffe


  • March 17, 2000
    " Inside every great teacher,
    There is an even greater one waiting to come out."
    --- Author Unknown


  • March 15, 2000
    " Education is an important element in the struggle for human rights. It is the means to help our children and thereby increase self-respect. Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today."
    --- Malcolm X --- Sent in by Jennifer Yontz --- Florida


  • March 13, 2000
    " Act as if what you do makes a difference, because it does."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Mike Chambless --- Oregon


  • March 10, 2000
    " I cannot teach you; only help you to explore yourself."
    --- Bruce Lee --- Sent in by Tyson Spanish --- Ontario, Canada


  • March 6, 2000
    " The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."
    --- Winston Churchill


  • March 3, 2000
    " What you do today, reflects your tomorrow."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Pam Jordan --- Ohio


  • March 1, 2000
    " To think is to differ."
    --- Clarence Darrow