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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.8 August 2008

Cover Story by Alan Haskvitz
NCLB/Poor Teacher Training:
End of Gifted Education?
The most at risk students in the nation are the gifted. Here’s why.

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
A Computer Teacher Shows the Way

»Tools for the Coming School YearCheryl Sigmon
»Get the Most Out of Being Mentored - Part 2:Take ResponsibilityHal Portner
»Get Set for the Best Year Yet!Sue Gruber
»UPDATE!! Hooray! I did it!Sue Gruber
»"Getting to Know Each Other"Activities, part 1Leah Davies
»School is a VerbTodd R. Nelson
»5 Classroom TipsMarvin Marshall
»The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac
»Dear Barbara - Advice for SubsBarbara Pressman

»Who’s Cheating Whom? (Part 2)
»Responsibility Equals Participation
»The Classic Pirate
»August 2008 Writing Prompts
»UNESCO Survey Finds Underprivileged Children Also Disadvantaged in the Classroom
»Good Grades Are Nice – But Mastery is Better
»A Teaching Guide for Libby Bloom
»Brain Based Learning Chat Transcript with Dr. Daniel S. Janik
»Being Mentored Chat Transcript with Hal Portner
»6 Traits Writing chat
»Make the Call!
»High School Physics - "First" or "Last" - Must and Can Be Mathematical

»What would you do...
»Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids
»A Candle of Inspiration: August 2008
»School Photographs for August 2008
»Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: August 2008
»Video Bytes: Mathmaticious, Stand up for P.E.!, Becoming a teacher and More
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration for August 2008
»Live on Teachers.Net: August 2008
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
»Lighting a Spark About College
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Apple Seeds

Barb Stutesman
Archive | Biography | Resources | Discussion

Apple Seeds for August, 2008

By Barb Stutesman
Regular Feature in the Gazette
August 1, 2008

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 the month of July 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!

The price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unrelenting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright

Clothes are there to suit your life, not to run it.
~ John Weitz

Feelings of inferiority and superiority are the same. They both come from fear.
~ Dr. Richard Anthony

The United States is the only country with a known birthday.
~ James G. Blaine

How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
~ George Washington Carver

People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them.
~ James Baldwin

It is better to protest than to accept injustice.
~ Rosa Parks

If you can’t be funny, be interesting.
~ Harold Ross

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
~ George Eliot

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
~ Thomas Edison

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day sky, is hardly a waste of time.
~ John Lubbock

Life is too short to make an over-serious business out of it.
~ Lin Yuang

Ignorance is the night of the mind, a night without moon or star.
~ Confucius

An intellectual is someone who can listen to “The William Tell Overture” and not think of the Lone Ranger.
~ unknown

The world is moving so fast these days that the person who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
~ Elbert Hubbard

Every beast roars in its own den.
~ Bantu proverb

While the right to talk may be the beginning of freedom, the necessity of listening is what makes the right important.
~ Walter Lippmann

Love thy neighbor, yet don’t pull down your hedge.
~ Benjamin Franklin

Integrity is not a 90 percent thing, not a 95 percent thing; either you have it or you don’t.
~ Peter Scotese

That is how the world moves: not like an arrow, but a boomerang.
~ Ralph Ellison

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
~ Indira Gandhi

Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.
~ Joseph Conrad

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
~ Sam Keen

A good scare is worth more to a person than good advice.
~ Edgar Watson Howe

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.
~ Erica Jong

Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth.
~ Shirley Chisholm

Memory is the one paradise out of which we cannot be driven.
~ Sacha Guitry

Those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them – and then you destroy yourself.
~ Richard Nixon

Inconsistency is the only thing in which people are consistent.
~ Horace Smith

Too much agreement kills a chat.
~ Eldridge Cleaver

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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