"FOR LEADERS & TEACHERS"<br />MARCH 2006 | Motivating and Inspiring

MARCH 2006

March 29, 2006
" As a child, the way of life is to learn. As an adult the way of life is to teach. And as a teacher the way of life is to make the student better than you."
Written in 2005 by Sensei Jon S., Age 17 --- New YorkMarch 29, 2006
" An imagination is nothing, unless you use it!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Matthew F., Age 14March 29, 2006
" Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity."
Nancy Astor

March 27, 2006
" Practice is the best of all instructors."
Publilius SyrusMarch 27, 2006
" Someday, in the distant future, our grandchildren's grandchildren will develop a new equivalent of our classrooms. They will spend many hours in front of boxes with fires glowing within. May they have the wisdom to know the difference between light and knowledge."
PlatoMarch 27, 2006
" The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration."
Allan BloomMarch 22, 2006
" Read The Book!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by James V. --- Philippines
I always say this to my classmates before they ask and now they are inspired reading books and learning many things.March 22, 2006
" A teacher is a mother of knowledge."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Angad D., Age 14 --- IndiaMarch 22, 2006
" Well begun is half done. Be ready to start challenging from today."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Pallavi Malhotra --- IndiaMarch 20, 2006
" Have you ever looked into a pair of eyes and wished you could remove the weight that is hiding the sunshine of youth? As a teacher, there are days I have wished to. There are other times when I feel like packing up and hitting the road, away from the cares and hurts of the classroom. But there is always that "thank you smile" that keeps me going back each day.

It hurts down to the tip of our hearts when our girls are afraid to say but relieved when they do - that is tell their stories. They tell about friends, stepbrothers, fathers, neighbors all wanting one thing from them. No, not respect; no, not a good name; no, not a hug but a piece of the pie. These girls have tried everything - from begging to running away from home. As I spoke with one she said she had tried three homes and each time the same thing happens. This time she is afraid that telling her Dad about her stepbrother will bring a rift into the family.

Girls, now is the time to talk; teachers now is the time to listen; parents now is the time to see. If girls speak, teachers listen and parents see, we will help to put a stop to hurts. How do I help? I try to be the ears they do not have at home, the trust they hunt for and give the love that evades them. We pray together, talk together and listen together and it helps. Teachers, reach out and touch a teen's hand."
Copyright © 2006 Barbara KingtonMarch 20, 2006
" It is the responsibility of all great teachers to find time to pause and reflect-- to explore every refreshing opportunity to gain a child's respect."
Copyright © 2006 Nicole Monique SmithMarch 20, 2006
" Trying to teach children without involving parents is like raking leaves in high wind."
Dr. Kimberly Muhammad-Earl --- Submitted by Eve Boyd --- California
Dr. Muhammad-Earl is from the Chicago Public Schools Parent and Community Training AcademyMarch 15, 2006
" Learning is never done without errors and defeat."
Vladimir LeninMarch 15, 2006
" Even when the experts all agree, they may well be mistaken."
Bertrand RussellMarch 15, 2006
" It's never too late -- never too late to start over, never too late to be happy."
Jane FondaMarch 13, 2006
" When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness' sake. But don't make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em."
Harper LeeMarch 13, 2006
" Education...is a painful, continual and difficult work to be done in kindness, by watching, by warning,... by praise, but above all -- by example."
John RuskinMarch 13, 2006
" Men learn while they teach."
SenecaMarch 8, 2006
" Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations."
Albert EinsteinMarch 8, 2006
" The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
Eden PhillpottsMarch 8, 2006
" The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up. Harold R. McAlindon March 6, 2006
" When there is a task at hand that needs to be dealt with, you should never focus on how hard it is or how hard it may get. For this train of thought will lead you into the unknown and going there will set you on the path to fail before you have begun. Don't waste your time worrying about what may go wrong but focus instead on your ability to ensure that positive & realistic outcome."
Copyright © 2005 Carmel DagiandisMarch 6, 2006
" Without an imagination, you are at the mercy of reality."
Copyright © 2006 Anna ThomasMarch 6, 2006
" When you are right, you have no need to be angry. When you are wrong, you have no right to be angry."
Mahatma Gandhi


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