April 2008
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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.4 April 2008

Cover Story by Marvin Marshall
Immaculate Perception
There is no such thing as immaculate perception. What you see is what you thought before you looked.

Harry & Rosemary Wong
Effective Teaching
Schools That Beat the Academic Odds

»Are We Demanding Enough of Our Students?
»The Busy Educator's Monthly Five
»Podcasting 101
»Think Outside the Box
»Problem-Based Learning Part 2: Good problems
»Ten Ways to Foster Resiliency in Children

»Finger in the Dike Protects Half the Kingdom
»April 2008 Writing Prompts
»Amusing Abacus
»Making the Grade
»The Disrespecting of Social Studies
»Classroom Magazines: More Than Just Shared Reading
»The Silenced Majority
»I Won't Learn What You Teach!
»Dear Laura Bush
»Choice, Access, and Relevance: Reading Workshop in the High School Classroom
»Stay Inside the Lines
»Chat with Grant Writing Expert LaVerne Hamlin
»Proofreading and Learning Disability
»Drexel Online Education Program

»Featured Lessons: April 2008
»Video Bytes: Abbott and Costello, Earth Day rant and more
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration for April 2008
»Live on Teachers.Net: April 2008
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
»HELP! Grading: How Do You Do It?
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Apple Seeds

Barb Stutesman

Apple Seeds for March, 2008

By Barb Stutesman
Regular Feature in the Gazette
April 1, 2008
Every morning Barb/MI posts an inspiring or thought-provoking quotation we refer to as an "Apple Seed" on the main chatboard The "Apple Seeds" she posted during the month of March are compiled here....

March 1Into the closed mouth a fly does not get.
~ Philippine proverb
March 2A parrot talks much but flies little.
~ Wilbur Wright
March 3One kind word can warm three winter months.
~ Japanese proverb
March 4There is no such thing as a great talent without great willpower.
~ Honore de Balzac
March 5You never “find” time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
~ Charles Buxton
March 6Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
~ Unknown
March 7If you can dream it, you can do it.
~ Walt Disney
March 8The person who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes, but the person who never asks a question remains a fool forever.
~ Tom J. Connelly
March 9The beauty of daylight-saving time is that it just makes everyone feel sunnier.
~ Edward Markey
March 1 The secret of success in life is for a person to be ready for her/his opportunity when it comes.
~ Benjamin Disraeli
March 11Every successful person I have heard of has done the best s/he could with conditions as s/he found them, and has not waited until nest year for better.
~ Edgar W. Howe
March 12A person is happy so long as s/he chooses to be happy, and nothing can stop her/him.
~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn
March 13Our life is what our thoughts make of it.
~ Marcus Aurelius
March 14It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
~ Charles H. Spurgeon
March 15The ides of March are come.
~ William Shakespeare
March 16When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
March 17Ireland is rich in literature that understands the soul’s yearnings, and dancing that understands a happy heart.
~ Margaret Jackson
March 18The best preparation for the future is a present well seen to and the last duty done.
~ George Macdonald
March 19Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
~ Don Larson
March 20The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The “sure thing” boat never gets far from shore.
~ Dale Carnegie
March 21Do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
~ Benjamin Franklin
March 22If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe.
~ Abraham Lincoln
March 23No person is worth her/his salt who is not ready at all times to risk her/his body, to risk her/his well-being, to risk her/his life in a great cause.
~ Theodore Roosevelt
March 24Here is the secret of inspiration: Tell yourself that tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you.
~ William Feather
March 25The difference between the right word and the almost right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
~ Mark Twain
March 26The way to defeat fear: decide on a course of conduct and follow it. Keep so busy and work so hard that you forget about being afraid.
~ Dale Carnegie
March 27Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
~ Benjamin Disraeli
March 28Without enthusiasm there is no progress in the world.
~ Woodrow Wilson
March 29Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.
~ Lloyd Jones
March 30A person can succeed at almost anything for which s/he has unlimited enthusiasm.
~ Charles Schwab
March 31The very first step toward success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
~ Sir William Osler

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