chat center

Latest Posts Full Chatboard Submit Post

Current Issue Ľ Table of Contents | Back Issues

Volume 3 Number 8

Harry & Rosemary Wong remind us that, "An induction program is an organized, sustained, multiyear process with many activities designed to help you succeed...."
Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
Featured Schools
Two - In August poems
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • YENDOR'S Top Ten
  • Genius At Play by Goose
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    "Wonderful Watermelon Unit" from the Lesson Bank by Addie Gaines
    Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor
    Teachers.Net Survey Chatboard Poll: Weird Things Teachers Do
    They Said That About Me! by Lennette Holden
    Monthly Themed Bulletin Board by Bubba~Sue 1st grade
    August Columns
    August Articles
    August Informational Items
    Gazette Home Delivery:

    Best Sellers

    Teachers : A Tribute
    by Bridget Sullivan (Editor)

    $4.95 from
    More information

    A Teacher Affects Eternity
    by Linda Sunshine (Editor)

    $12.00 from
    More information

    Teacher : A Little Book of Appreciation
    by Jessie Hartland (Illustrator), Greg Jones (Editor)

    $4.95 from
    More information

    Teachers Are Special : A Tribute to Those Who Educate, Encourage & Inspire
    by Nancy Burke (Compiler)

    $6.99 from
    More information

    Private Lessons : A Book of Meditations for Teachers
    by Joy Jones

    $8.76 from
    More information

    The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time (In Two Lines or Less)
    by John M. Shanahan

    $16.06 from
    More information

    The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said
    by Ross Petras

    $8.00 from
    More information

    2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs
    by Edward F. Murphy

    $8.99 from
    More information


    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

    July 2002

    Mo, 07-01:
    Ring the bells that can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.

    ~ Leonard Cohen

    Tu, 07-02:
    This is a world of action, and not for moping and groaning in.

    ~ Charles Dickens

    We, 07-03:
    With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble.

    ~ Keshavan Nair

    Th, 07-04:
    Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.

    ~ John Dickinson

    Fr, 07-05:
    To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.

    ~ Bernadette Devlin

    Sa, 07-06:
    The questions which one asks oneself begin, at last, to illuminate the world.

    ~ James Baldwin

    Su, 07-07:
    We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy is when people are afraid of the light.

    ~ Plato

    Mo, 07-08:
    Humanity needs to listen, until such a time as the voice of the soul is heard throughout the universe as the only voice of compassion and reason that has ever existed. When this occurs, all of humanity will be truly free and the voice of the Soul will sing the end of time.

    ~ Fred Wolf

    Tu, 07-09:
    Where love reigns, the very joy of heaven itself is felt.

    ~ Hannah Hurnard

    We, 07-10:
    The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision.

    ~ Helen Keller

    Th, 07-11:
    I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest of caution.

    ~ Wernher von Braun

    Fr, 07-12:
    I would rather fail in a cause that someday will triumph, than to win in a cause that I know will someday fail.

    ~ Woodrow Wilson

    Sa, 07-13:
    Without education, youíre not going anywhere in this world.

    ~ Malcolm X

    Su, 07-14:
    If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it . . . For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individualís total development lags behind?

    ~ Dr. Maria Montessori

    Mo, 07-15:
    I always have choices, and sometimes itís only a choice of attitude.

    ~ Judith M. Knowlton

    Tu, 07-16:
    If you would convince others, seem open to conviction yourself.

    ~ Lord Chesterfield

    We, 07-17:
    Treat a person as s/he is, and s/he will remain as s/he is. Treat a person as s/he could be, and s/he will become as s/he can and should be.

    ~ Johan Wolfgang von Goethe

    Th, 07-18:
    A person should keep her/his little brain stocked with all the furniture s/he is likely to use, and the rest s/he can put away in the lumber room of her/his library, where s/he can get it if s/he wants it.

    ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

    Fr, 07-19:
    A great teacher never strives to explain her/his vision. S/He simply invites you to stand beside her/him and see for yourself.

    ~ R. Inman

    Sa, 07-20:
    We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have done.

    ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Su, 07-21:
    Life is what happens while you are making other plans.

    ~ John Lennon

    Mo, 07-22:
    The mark of the educated mind is to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

    ~ Aristotle

    Tu, 07-23:
    Social justice and freedom both now increasingly depend on how each society deals with three issues: education, information technology (including the media), and freedom of expression.

    ~ Alvin Toffler

    We, 07-24:
    There is an old saying that the course of civilization is a race between catastrophe and education. In a democracy such as ours, we must make sure that education wins the race.

    ~ John F. Kennedy

    Th, 07-25:
    Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

    ~ Robert Frost

    Fr, 07-26:
    Do, or do not. There is no "try".

    ~ Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

    Sa, 07-27:
    Donít tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and let them surprise you with their results.

    ~ George S. Patton

    Su, 07-28:
    Give me the splendid, silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.

    ~ Walt Whitman

    Mo, 07-29:
    Perfection itself is imperfection.

    ~ Vladimir Horowitz

    Tu, 07-30:
    Itís not the load that breaks you down, itís how you carry it.

    ~ Lena Horne

    We, 07-31:
    A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.

    ~ Unknown

    August 2002

    Th, 08-01:
    Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

    ~ Theodore Roosevelt

    Fr, 08-02:
    Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make a person a more clever devil.

    ~ C. S. Lewis

    Sa, 08-03:
    Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.

    ~ Nathaniel Emmons

    Su, 08-04:
    Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

    ~ John Wooden

    Mo, 08-05:
    The mind, stretched to a new idea, never goes back to its original dimensions.

    ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Tu, 08-06:
    An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in her/his subject and how to avoid them.

    ~ Werner Heisenberg

    We, 08-07:
    I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

    ~ Thomas Jefferson

    Th, 08-08:
    We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.

    ~ AnaÔs Nin

    Fr, 08-09:
    What every genuine philosopher (every genuine person, in fact) craves most is praise - although the philosophers generally call it "recognition"!

    ~ William James

    Sa, 08-10:
    The time to correct a mistake is before it is made.

    ~ Henry H. Buckley

    Su, 08-11:
    Persuasion is better than force.

    ~ Unknown

    Mo, 08-12:
    Prejudices are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil hasnever been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.

    ~ Charlotte BrontŽ

    Tu, 08-13:
    Perhaps one way of coping with the population explosion would be to give to every potential parent some experience in driving a school bus.

    ~ Franklin P. Jones

    We, 08-14:
    You have to dream it to live it. You have to believe in yourself.

    ~ Rosie O'Donnell

    Th, 08-15:
    Invest in yourself, in your education. There's nothing better.

    ~ Sylvia Porter

    Fr, 08-16:
    A person who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car, but if s/he has a university education, s/he may steal the whole railroad.

    ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Sa, 08-17:
    Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

    ~ Malcolm Forbes

    Su, 08-18:
    A teacher is the candle that lights others in consuming itself.

    ~ Giovanni Ruffini

    Mo, 08-19:
    We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a person knows at twenty are no longer true at forty - and half the things a person knows at forty hadn't been discovered when s/he was twenty?

    ~ Arthur C. Clarke

    Tu, 08-20:
    When one door closes, another door opens. But we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which opened for us.

    ~ Alexander Graham Bell

    We, 08-21:
    I am not a teacher, but an awakener.

    ~ Robert Frost

    Th, 08-22:
    We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our system.

    ~ John Sculley

    Fr, 08-23:
    The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.

    ~ Elbert Hubbard

    Sa, 08-24:
    Everything you've learned in school as "obvious" becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe.

    ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

    Su, 08-25:
    Football is a sport that bears the same relationship to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.

    ~ Elbert Hubbard

    Mo, 08-26:
    Everything that can be invented has been invented.

    ~ Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U. S. Office of Patents, 1899

    Tu, 08-27:
    Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.

    ~ Jules Feiffer

    We, 08-28:
    Few things are harder to put up with than a good example.

    ~ Mark Twain

    Th, 08-29:
    Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.

    ~ Kahlil Gibran

    Fr, 08-30:
    I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.

    ~ Alexander the Great

    Sa, 08-31:
    I am not young enough to know everything.

    ~ Oscar Wilde