April 28, 2000
Thought: an idea in transition."
April 26, 2000
If the only tool you have is a hammer,
You tend to see every problem as a nail."
April 24, 2000
If you have always done it that way,
It is probably wrong."
April 21, 2000
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly.
I said I didn't know."
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."
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."
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."
March 29, 2000
Never have ideas about children, and never have ideas for them."
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.
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."
March 17, 2000
Inside every great teacher,
There is an even greater one waiting to come out."
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."
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."