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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.6 No.4 April 2009

Cover Story by Alfie Kohn
When “21st-Century Schooling” Just Isn’t Good Enough: A Modest Proposal
Are we serious about educating students for the global competitive economy of the future?

Earth Day Special Article:
GE Project Plant-A-Bulb
Give the planet the gift of flowers for Earth Day....

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
The Tools for Success

»Actively Involve Every Reader—Ten Easy Ideas! Sue Gruber
»Motivating Children Leah Davies
»Multiple Working Hypotheses Todd R. Nelson
»Eliciting vs. Punishments Marvin Marshall
»The Busy Educator's Monthly Five Marjan Glavac
»Tattle Tales and Classroom Helpers Barbara Pressman
»Tips for Travel to France or Italy with Students Josette Bonafino
»Too Much Parent Involvement? Can It Be? Dorothy Rich
»Return to Sender & The Neon Necklace Rick Morris
»Be Your Own Mentor: Reflect Hal Portner

»Getting Your Students' Work Published Alan Haskvitz
»At Risk Students: Victims of Miseducation and Failure Bill Page
»Teachers – Healing Broken Lives Graysen Walles
»Get Smart! Doodle! Tim Newlin
»A Dozen Ways to Build a Caring Classroom Community Susan Fitzell
»April 2009 Writing Prompts James Wayne
»Using Photographs To Inspire Writing VI Hank Kellner
»Quality in School Systems Panamalai R. Guruprasad
»Problems With 9th Grade Euclidian Geometry Stewart E. Brekke
»Multisensory/Kinesthetic Alphabet ActivitiesJeanine Horner

»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes Barb Stutesman
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration Ron Victoria
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Teacher Blogs Showcase
»Guided Reading in Kindergarten (printable)
»Printables - Happy Earth Day, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands, Portable Word Wall, Earth Day Every Day Award, Bringing Choices to Light, and April - May Calendar
»Photo Tour: 3rd Grade Classroom, Red Creek, NY
»Lessons, Activities, Theme ideas: Earth Day, Mother’s Day, Paul Revere, Spring, Easter, more!
»Featured Lesson: Outdoor Activities/Nature
»Meet Bill Martin Jr. and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Creative Quotes from Shakespeare, Massive Ant Colony Uncovered! AMAZING science!, Tim Hawkins - Cletus Take the Reel, Lovefield, and Dolphin Bubbles: An Amazing Behavior
»Live on Teachers.Net: April 2009
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers
»Wisdom for the pain? Why Did You Do It? Why Pursue National Board Certification?


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Apple Seeds

Barb Stutesman
Archive | Biography | Resources | Discussion

Apple Seeds - Quotes for Educators

With printable poster option to enhance your faculty room
By Barb Stutesman
Regular Feature in the Gazette
April 1, 2009

Every morning Barb/MI posts an inspiring or thought-provoking quotation selected especially for educators, referred to as an "Apple Seed," on the main chatboard. The "Apple Seeds" she posted during last month are compiled here...

Be sure to use the Printable link following this list to print out an attractive poster worthy of sharing with teachers and school administrators, and to file for use as a reference tool whenever you need a great quotation!

What people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Never tell anyone that something can’t be done. It may have taken centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.
~ J. R. Holmes

It’s what we learn after we know it all that counts.
~ John Wooden

Not everything needs to be fixed.
~ Randy Pausch

As you grow older, you’ll find that the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do.
~ Zachary Scott

To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun?
~ Katharine Graham

The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better.
~ Barbara Pletcher

The beauty of daylight-saving time is that it just makes everyone feel sunnier.
~ Edward Markey

No matter what you accomplish in life, somebody helps you.
~ Wilma Rudolph

When we set exciting, worthwhile goals for ourselves, they work in two ways. We work on them, and they work on us.
~ Bob Maowad

No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse. At the same time, it is often within your power to make them better.
~ Randy Pausch

For every obstacle there is a solution – over, under, around, or through.
~ Dan Zadra

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.
~ Goethe

Far away, there in the sunshine, are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
~ Louisa May Alcott

Beware the Ides of March.
~ William Shakespeare

Reach beyond your grasp. Your goals should be grand enough to get the best of you.
~ Teilhard de Chardin

A friend’s eye is a good mirror.
~ Irish proverb

Time is finite.
~ Randy Pausch

My interest is in the future . . . because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.
~ Charles F. Kettering

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.
~ Guinean proverb

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so carefully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.
~ Alexander Graham Bell

Anything one person can imagine, other people can make real.
~ Jules Verne

The greatest thing you can do for any individual or any group in your day is to help them find the best.
~ Katherine Logan

Working together works.
~ Rob Gilbert

Time must be explicitly managed, like money.
~ Randy Pausch

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
~ Thomas Edison

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances.
~ Bruce Barton

A year from now you may wish you had started today.
~ Karen Lamb

Success doesn’t come to you. You go to it.
~ Marva Collins

If you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life.
~ Michael Nolan

Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future, but right now.
~ Eileen Caddy

Printable "Apple Seeds" in pdf format

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About Barb Stutesman...

Barb is a 40-year veteran high school Language Arts teacher. She is also a 24-year veteran part-time radio announcer / engineer and, in her spare (?) time, dabbles in theatre. She serves as secretary of both her community theatre and local Lions Club. Barb began collecting Apple Seeds as an assignment for a high school class over fifty years ago.

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