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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.6 No.7 July 2009

Cover Story by Lawrence Meyers
Is There Such a Thing as "The Great Teacher"?
You can make up all the checklists you want. You can take advice from your mentors. At the end of the day, what lies behind one's teaching style is what matters. A "Great Teacher" is the right teacher at the right time, at the right place.

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Teachers Are the Difference
Now in her sixth year of teaching, Melissa Dunbar has helped her students achieve a pass rate of between 92% - 99% over the years, with her ESL and Economically Disadvantaged students achieving a 100% pass rate this past school year!

»Writing for Educational Publishers – Inside Secrets Sue Gruber
»Self-Injury In Children Leah Davies
»The School of No Knocks? Todd R. Nelson
»Using Imaging to Move or Change Behavior Marvin Marshall
»The Busy Educator's Monthly Five Marjan Glavac
»Substitute issues: What to Wear & Too Much Love Barbara Pressman
»Student Travel Topics: “Staycations” Expose Students to Other Cultures & Packing for Safety Josette Bonafino
»Making The Case to Parents for Broadening, Not Narrowing, The Curriculum Dorothy Rich
»Red Basket & Problem Solving Forms Rick Morris

»The No.1 Ladies Detective Series Writer - Interview with Alexander McCall Smith Tim Newlin
»Teachers and Technology: A Field of Dreams? Matt Levinson
»Resources for Teaching Students with Autism Alan Haskvitz
»Applying Bloom’s Taxonomy to Questioning Techniques in the Classroom Panamalai R. Guruprasad
»Tips on Maximizing High School Physics Teaching Stewart E Brekke
»The Most Cost Effective Approach to Improve Teacher Education Edward Strauser
»Merit Pay Problematic, Money Is Not the Ultimate Motivator for Teachers Marion Brady
»Launches an Online Degree in Special Education Drexel University

»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes Barb Stutesman
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration Ron Victoria
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Video Bytes; Assume The Position, Lost Generation, Bathtub IV, Walk On - ESPN Video, Funeral, Heal, and At Home with Mrs. Hen
»Teacher Blogs Showcase
»Printable - Sweet Rules for the Classroom
»Featured Lessons, Wisdom from the Chat Achives, and Timely Printables Especially for July!
»Getting and Keeping the Attention of 3 & 4 Year Olds
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Cover Story by Lawrence Meyers

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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
July 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!

Do good for others, and people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway.
~Mother Teresa

Those who need your love the most are often those who appear to deserve it less.
~Bob Moawad

Education best serves students by helping them be more self-reflective.
~Randy Pausch

Encourage one another. Many times a word of praise or cheer has kept a person on her/his feet.
~Charles Swindoll

Giving never moves in a straight line – it always moves in circles.
~Dr. Robert Schuller

The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you.
~Dwight D. Eisenhower

One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness – it is usually returned.
~Cort Flint

You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on.
~Henry Burton

One key factor in the downward spiral in our educational system is that there is too much stroking and too little real feedback.
~Randy Pausch

We had only one simple rule in our home: Live harmlessly.
~Sally Browne

We are all here on earth to help others.
~W. H. Auden

Love people. Use things. Not vice-versa.
~Kelly Ann Rothaus

It is the flag just as much of the person who was naturalized yesterday as of those whose people have been here many generations.
~Henry Cabot Lodge

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better.
~Mother Teresa

Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare think.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It’s a thrill to fulfill your own childhood dreams, but as you get older, you may find that enabling the dreams of others is even more fun.
~Randy Pausch

Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It is when we forget ourselves that we do things that are most likely to be remembered.
~Parker Sweetwater

We must not only give what we have; we must also give what we are.
~Cardinal Mercier

My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it.
~Clarence B. Kelland

What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for others?
~George Eliot

We must be the change we wish to see in the world.
~Mohandas Gandhi

The only was any of can improve is if we develop a real ability to assess ourselves.
~Randy Pausch

It matters not how long we live, but how.
~Phillip James Bailey

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.
~Frank A. Clark

You have to reach out your hand – that’s what it’s there for.
~Mackinlee Barton

The effect of one good-hearted person is incalculable.
~Oscar Arias

You can really change the world if you care enough.
~M. W. Edelman

The companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds that hardly any later friend can obtain.
~Mary Shelley

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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