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Volume 3 Number 4

Harry & Rosemary Wong remind us, "Leaders lead and they lead by caring enough about the success of their teachers that they will roll up their sleeves and model instructional leadership."...
Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
Ask the School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
Online Classrooms by Leslie Bowman
The Eclectic Teacher by Ginny Hoover
The Busy Educator's Monthly Five (5 Sites for Busy Educators) by Marjan Glavac
Ask the Literacy Teacher by Leigh Hall
Visual Impairments by Dave Melanson
Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers by Barbara Gruber and Sue Gruber
Reflecting Upon Read Across America
Earth Day Compilation
The World in Lights
Take a Seat at the Bottom of the Class
Starting Children on Science
Tips for teachers being bullied!
Mr. Choose-A-Chart
Teaching Perseverance Through Adversity-A History Lesson
It's An Early Spring!
Memo to Staff: Our Computer System Crashed-We Have No 'Backups'-You're Not Getting Paid for a Month!
Keep Your Online Community Alive!
Curricular Science the 'Curry' way!
Geography Awareness
Principal of the Year Ray Mellberg
eBook Technology
Respect Means...
Creative Uses for Digital Cameras in the Classroom
Teaching Gayle to Read (Part 4)
Young Lawyers Ementoring Magnet Students
The Welcome Mat of a High School On-Line Community
Plato Lives...
The Asphalt Classroom
26 Teaching Tips for the Dog Days
Using Storytelling in the Classroom
Recapturing the Courage to Teach
To Leave No Child Behind
If you say you CAN'T, it means you WON'T
Something Nice a Student Did Yesterday...
When Your Child Comes Home Messy
Praise vs. Encouragement
People Don't Play...
Apple Seeds
Special Days This Month
Poem - Song of a Second April
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • YENDOR'S Top Ten
  • Culprit Management
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    "Why Do We Have Night" from the Lesson Bank
    Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor
    The School Web Page: A Vehicle for Innovation
    Eighth Emerson Prizes Awarded in Boston
    Student Nanoexperiments Will Help Future Astronauts on Mars
    The 11th Annual National Institute for Early Childhood Professional
    International Conference on Computers in Education
    SESSIONS ANNOUNCED: Congress in the Classroom 2002
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    Apple Seeds...

    by Barb Erickson

    Every morning Barb/MI posts an inspiring or thought-provoking quotation we refer to as an "Apple Seed" on the main chatboard
    In each issue of the Gazette we'll post a compilation of the seeds from the previous month.
    March 2002

    Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.

    ~ Chinese proverb

    You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

    ~ Rabindranath Tabore

    The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

    ~ Walt Disney

    The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

    ~ Sally Berger

    He has half the deed done who has made a beginning.

    ~ Horace

    Trust the still, small voice that says, "This might work and I'll try it."

    ~ Diane Mariechild

    Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

    ~ Unknown

    The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle.

    ~ Unknown

    We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

    ~ Calvin Coolidge

    Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them.

    ~ Alfred North Whitehead

    The distance is nothing; it's only the first step that is difficult.

    ~ Marquise du Deffand

    Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.

    ~ Publius Syrus

    Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.

    ~ Francis Bacon

    It is not enough to stare up the steps -- we must step up the stairs.

    ~ Vance Havner

    There is no advancement to the person who stands trembling because s/he cannot see the end from the beginning.

    ~ E. J. Klemme

    There comes a time in a person's life when to get where s/he has to go -- if there are no doors or windows, s/he walks through a wall.

    ~ Bernard Malamud

    Trouble hates nothing as much as a smile.

    ~ Irish proverb

    There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.

    ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

    You can fly . . . but that cocoon has to go!

    ~ Unknown

    Spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush.

    ~ Doug Larson

    Begin -- to begin is half the work; let half remain; again begin this, and you will have finished.

    ~ Ausonius

    Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"

    ~ Robin Williams

    Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

    ~ Jimi Hendrix

    Don't despair of a student is s/he has one clear idea.

    ~ Nathaniel Emmons

    "No" can be one of the most positive words in the world. No, I will not be defeated. No, I will not give up.

    ~ Martha Williamson

    Who begins too much accomplishes little.

    ~ German proverb

    Happiness is neat. I wish we could all be happy.

    ~ Charles Schulz

    If at first an idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.

    ~ Albert Einstein

    Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

    ~ Roger Babson

    There is all the difference in the world between having something to say and having to say something.

    ~ John Dewey

    The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.

    ~ Henry Miller

    Song of a Second April

    APRIL this year, not otherwise
    Than April of a year ago
    Is full of whispers, full of sighs,
    Dazzling mud and dingy snow;
    Hepaticas that pleased you so
    Are here again, and butterflies.

    There rings a hammering all day,
    And shingles lie about the doors;
    From orchards near and far away
    The gray wood-pecker taps and bores,
    And men are merry at their chores,
    And children earnest at their play.

    The larger streams run still and deep;
    Noisy and swift the small brooks run.
    Among the mullein stalks the sheep
    Go up the hillside in the sun
    Pensively; only you are gone,
    You that alone I cared to keep.

    Edna St. Vincent Millay