" Children are like seeds that are moved into my kinder-"garden"; seeds that came from different pots, with different roots, and cultivated in different soils, exposed to different growing conditions. It is my job to make their environment in the class the most enriched and meaningful. I must provide the best lessons on a daily basis, so that I can help them grow some strong roots in education and help them blossom into tall and proud independent readers, writers, and lovers of education itself. I hope to point them in the right direction, to keep growing as learners and people, but I feel very sad when their roots get too big for my garden and they have to be transplanted into a 1st grade classroom."
Written in 2004 by L. Cervantes --- Submitted by Laura C. --- TexasAugust 30, 2006
" Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life."
Henry L. DohertyAugust 30, 2006
" The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after."
Newton D. Baker
August 28, 2006
" Teaching someone is not enough. It is when they pass on that information, insight or knowledge that you know you have gotten through to them and they have learned."
Written in 2006 by Michelle S., Age 17 --- California
I randomly thought of this, but it all came together with this quote. You only really understand something when you can explain it to someone else.August 28, 2006
" You have learned nothing, if by study you remain idle."
Written in 1990 by John Giroux --- KansasAugust 28, 2006
" Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master."
Leonardo da VinciAugust 23, 2006
" Don't join an easy crowd; you want growth. Go where expectations and the demands to perform are high."
Jim RohnAugust 23, 2006
" All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work."
Calvin CoolidgeAugust 23, 2006
" To arrive at the simplest truth requires years of contemplation."
Isaac NewtonAugust 21, 2006
" To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching."
George Bernard ShawAugust 21, 2006
" An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail."
Dr. Edwin Land August 21, 2006
" A vivid imagination compels the whole body to obey it."
AristotleAugust 16, 2006
" All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions."
Leonardo da VinciAugust 16, 2006
" Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed."
Maria MontessoriAugust 16, 2006
" The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you."
B. B. King August 14, 2006
" We all must choose our own path on life's road. But, no one said we can't stop and ask for directions."
Copyright © 2006 Thomas EwingAugust 14, 2006
" Ability will never catch up with the demand for it."
Malcolm Stevenson ForbesAugust 14, 2006
" Meeting people unlike oneself does not enlarge one's outlook; it only confirms one's idea that one is unique."
Elizabeth BowenAugust 9, 2006
" It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning."
Claude BernardAugust 9, 2006
" Language is the dress of thought."
Samuel JohnsonAugust 9, 2006
" The whole world opened to me when I learned to read."
Mary McLeod BethuneAugust 7, 2006
" Reading is an adventure of the mind."
Copyright © 2000 Edgar GonzalezAugust 7, 2006
" I always like to think of you,
Always like to give you
A special place in my Heart
To bring cheer to my day.
I like to think of all the deeds
You have done for me
You care about me
And turn a nice time
Into a wonderful occasion for me.
I like to think of you because
You are one of those special people in my life
Who has made my world
A richer place to live in..........
Written in 2006 by Gunjan T., Age 17 --- India
This poem is dedicated to my favorite teacher MISS AMI!!!! She has left the school & I miss her very much...August 2, 2006
" Effective people are not problem-minded; they're opportunity minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems."
Dr. Stephen CoveyAugust 2, 2006
" The teacher is just a boat to take the student over the river."
Gautama BuddhaAugust 2, 2006
" There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere."