October 30, 2000
" No bird soars too high,
If he soars with his own wings."
William Blake --- Submitted by Garrett Beard --- Pennsylvania
October 27, 2000
" When teaching the unlearned . . .
He who teaches receives the greatest education."
Copyright © 1988 Darrell W. Boswell
October 25, 2000
" Most teachers are knowledgeable.
Good teachers are intelligent.
Great teachers are patient.
Exceptional teachers are students themselves."
Dale Dubin, M.D. --- Submitted by Jason Childers
October 23, 2000
" Inspiration is the wind that fills your sails,
And imagination is the star by which you navigate."
Robert J. Simpson --- Submitted by A.C., Age 10 --- Ohio
October 20, 2000
" Be whatever you want to be, but always be yourself."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.B., Age 15 --- Pennsylvania
October 18, 2000
" If I stop learning today, I will be teaching badly tomorrow.
The greatest teachers must pursue life-long learning."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lawren Yong Hon Chong --- Perak, Malaysia
October 16, 2000
" Teachers teach. They educate; they give you the lessons that you learn everyday in the classroom. Most you think you can live without, but you leave with a lesson you will never forget."
Copyright © 2000 Annie Kuckelman
October 13, 2000
" My teacher is not merely my teacher.
She is my teacher, second mother,
And most importantly, my friend."
S.S. --- Age 18 --- Maine
October 11, 2000
" I was gratified to be able to answer promptly.
I said I didn't know."
October 9, 2000
I would like to take this time to tell you about my favorite person in the entire world. Her name is Mrs. Stansbury and she was my English teacher in my Sophomore year of High School. I moved to NJ from NY that year and didn't know a soul. I was pretty depressed about moving and didn't make an attempt to like the new environment I was in.
I was never very good in school either. But it was Mrs Stansbury who made me realize just how lucky I was to be where I was. She was one of the people who tried to learn about me and made me feel so important to the class. She was there whenever I needed advice or if I had a question. But she was also there to just talk and she always listened to what I had to say.
Because of her, I am going to be a High School English Teacher someday. I've learned everything I need to know from her and she is person that I will never ever forget. When I have to graduate High School on June 19, 2001, I know I'll be shedding a lot of tears. I'll miss my friends and my school but most of all, I'll miss Mrs Stansbury because she has been my role model for the past year and I hope I can always stay in touch with her and pass on her inspiration through myself.
Katy B., Age 17 --- New Jersey
October 6, 2000
" Daring ideas are like chessmen moving forward;
They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game."
Goethe --- Submitted by A.C., Age 10 --- Ohio
October 4, 2000
" Education should be fun and desirable; not an obligation."
Copyright © 2000 Tanya Cox
October 2, 2000
" This day has been given to me fresh and clean.
I can use it or throw it away.
I promise it shall be used, not lost.
I will be superior in my thoughts, my deeds and actions.
I will be a quality person today."
Janna Tolleson's 4th grade class (1999)
--- Submitted by Janna Tolleson --- North Carolina
--- This was designed by my 4th grade class as our mission statement
September 29, 2000
" The children you teach are messages to a future that you will never see."
September 27, 2000
" Teaching is the greatest form of optimism."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Liz, Age 17 --- Singapore
September 25, 2000
My niece Mackenzie is 6 years old. She is a kindergartner this year. On arriving home from school the first day her mom asked how the first day was. Mackenzie excitedly replied, "Mommy, we had so much fun, the teacher invited me back tomorrow. Can I go?"
Hats off to the teacher that made her day especially memorable.
Patty Lowe --- Indiana
September 22, 2000
" I want to thank all my teachers:
In a world of darkness you lighted the way.
I know that I must travel my path alone,
But thanks for sending me off."
Chris C., Age 16 --- Alabama
September 20, 2000
Parents send us their best.
They are entrusting us to make their best-----BETTER!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by T.H. --- Mississippi
September 18, 2000
" Why do people think teachers are 'Monsters'? I really don't understand. Hasn't anyone noticed that if it wasn't for their first grade teacher they wouldn't know how to add or subtract, even read? Well I know this one teacher/coach that has touched my life in so many different places.
She has taught me more than what I have learned in a whole 2 years at the Junior High. She has taught me so much both on and off the court. She was there to help and pushed me to succeed. There was a few times when I felt like ending my life and she could see the pain in my eyes. She came up to me and would say, "You're not the kind of person that would give up! Why? You have so much to live for Bre! Look I'm going to help you but you have to promise me that you won't do anything stupid. I'm not giving up and there is no way I'm letting you give up."
You know what? My coach never gave up on me and I made it through that tough 8th grade year. She taught me to always keep going when you are going through hell and to never give up no matter what life throws at you.
My best advice for teens, like me, when they are going through hell is to never give up, never give up faith and most importantly believe in yourself. Even when it seems like nobody believes in you, don't stop believing in yourself because that is the most important thing you need in life. Reach out to people even if you think you shouldn't. Have a little bit of faith and take another step even when it is dark and you don't know if what you are about to set foot on is air or ground because people like my coach will be there to catch you when you fall."
Copyright © 2000 Bre Coffey
September 15, 2000
" Teachers are more than heroes,
For they have given their sacrifices.
From their death, lives a student."
--- Submitted by Julie Anne, Age 14 --- --- Valenzuela, Philippines
September 13, 2000
" Steal away to yourself
Find inside you power to do it.
It is not somewhere else, it is hidden, latent within you.
The capacity is within you to do what you propose.
If you can see it, you can be it."
Copyright © 2000 Sipho Mnyakeni
September 11, 2000
" What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul."
September 6, 2000
That which discloses to the wise
And disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
Ambrose Bierce/Mark Twain --- Submitted by Jennifer Yontz --- Florida
September 1, 2000
" A teacher is the flame that lights the path of a child."
Copyright © 2000 Karen Koonce
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