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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.12 December 2008

Cover Story by Bill Page
At-Risk Students: A Point of Viewing

“At-Risk Students: Children who are expected to fail because teachers cannot motivate, control, teach, or interest them using traditional methods and prescribed curriculum.” ~ At-Risk Students: Understanding Their Defensive Ploys

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
The Sounds of Students
Learning and Performing

»Teacher's Inquiry ProcessHal Portner
»December Survival GuideSue Gruber
»Words Can InspireLeah Davies
»Windy City Top TenTodd R. Nelson
»Tapping Into Internal MotivationMarvin Marshall
»The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac
»Dear Barbara - Advice for SubsBarbara Pressman
»The 2 W’s and a H: Finding the Main Idea in Students’ Behavior Kioni Carter

»A World of ZippersTim Newlin
»Recipes - Cinnamon Applesauce Dough Ornaments, Gingerbread Playdough, Gingerbread, Rudolph Sandwiches
»The End of the D and F Grade: Welcome to Lake WobegonAlan Haskvitz
»December 2008 Writing PromptsJames Wayne
»Education Accountability Version 2.0: A Letter to the Next PresidentTony Wagner
»Sometimes It’s Easier to Just Suck It UpMrs. Mimi
»Using Photographs To Inspire Writing IIHank Kellner
»Parents and FailureBruce J. Gevirtzman

»Apple Seeds: Inspiring QuotesBarb Stutesman
»Today Is... Daily CommemorationRon Victoria
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»This is why we do it…
»The Kelly Bear C.A.R.E.S. Program
»Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids
»The Economy Is Not A Morality Play
»School Photographs for December 2008
»Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: December 2008
»Video Bytes: The Benefits of Student Blogging; Unbelievable Water Fountain; George Washington Inauguration; Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke; Flight Physics; & Claymation Surrealism a la Magritte!
»Live on Teachers.Net: December 2008
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Apple Seeds

Barb Stutesman
Archive | Biography | Resources | Discussion

Apple Seeds for December, 2008

By Barb Stutesman
Regular Feature in the Gazette
December 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 November 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!

Do not remove a fly from your friend’s forehead with a hatchet.
~ Chinese proverb

Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
~ Blaise Pascal

We may not always see eye-to-eye, but can always see heart-to-heart.
~ Unknown

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other.
~ Oscar Ameringer

Self-esteem is not something you can give; it’s something people have to build.
~ Randy Pausch

Friends do not merely live in harmony, but in melody.
~ Henry David Thoreau

It’s the friends you can call up at four A. M. that matter.
~ Marlene Dietrich

When you’re with a friend, your heart has come home.
~ Emily Farrar

People must believe in each other; then we are enormously strong. We must keep up each other’s courage.
~ Vincent Van Gogh

There are many compliments that may come in the course of a lifetime, but there is no higher tribute than to be loved by those who know us best.
~ Dale E. Turner

This day is not to honor war, but the sacrifice made by others for our freedom.
~ Unknown

To teach people how to develop self-esteem, you give them something they can’t do, they work hard until they find they can do it, and you just keep repeating the process.
~ Randy Pausch

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
~ Oprah Winfrey

When being together is more important than what you do, you are with a friend.
~ Stephanie James

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are, and then wait to hear the answer.
~ Ed Cunningham

There are people who take the heart out of you, and there are people who put it back.
~ Elizabeth David

Even on the darkest, rainiest days, the sun is still there, just behind the clouds, waiting to shine again.
~ Lisa Harlow

Shared joy is double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow.
~ Swedish proverb

If I work hard enough, there will be things I can do tomorrow that I cannot do today.
~ Randy Pausch

Friendship is two hearts pulling at one load.
~ Dan Zadra

People change and forget to tell each other.
~ Lillian Hellman

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
~ John F. Kennedy

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
~ John Leonard

Hold a true friend with both hands.
~ African proverb

I think we’re here for each other.
~ Carol Burnett

The brick walls are there for a reason. They’re not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.
~ Randy Pausch

If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
~Native American proverb

If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.
~ Norman Cousins

Live your life so that your children can tell their children that you not only stood for something wonderful – you acted on it.
~ Dan Zadra

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and to be that perfectly.
~ St. Francis de Sales

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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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