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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.6 June 2008

Cover Story by Alfie Kohn
Atrocious Advice from "Supernanny"
Behaviorism is as American as rewarding children with apple pie… but for how long does it work, and at what cost?

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Eight Year Summary of Articles, 2000 to 2008

»VisualizationMarvin Marshall
»Textmapping: Where Old Becomes NewCheryl Sigmon
»Administrative BroadwayTodd R. Nelson
»The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac
»Easy Ideas to Wrap up the YearSue Gruber
»Committees: Make Them More ProductiveHal Portner
»Helping Children Cope After DisasterLeah Davies

»The Dance of the Honeybee
»June 2008 Writing Prompts
»Your School's Mission in a Sound Bite
»The Medicalizing of Education
»I Used to Educate Students; Now I Prepare Them… for The Test
»A Great Model Of Differentiation
»Live Chat with Adora Svitak
»Making the Most of Summer To Prepare for the New School Year

»Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids
»Candles of Inspiration: June 2008
»Teachers.Net Craft Favorite: Father's Day Project
»Featured Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: June 2008
»Video Bytes: The human cost of war, in song, Literacy centers and more...
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration for June 2008
»Live on Teachers.Net: June 2008
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
»What are some things you absolutely DO NOT miss about teaching?
»How Many Years Did It Take You to Get It Together?
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Apple Seeds

Barb Stutesman

Apple Seeds for June, 2008

By Barb Stutesman
Regular Feature in the Gazette
June 1, 2008
Every morning Barb/MI posts an inspiring or thought-provoking quotation we refer to as an "Apple Seed" on the main chatboard The "Apple Seeds" she posted during the month of May are compiled here...

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

The world’s favorite season is spring. All things seem possible in May
~ Edwin Way Teale

If you are planning for a year, sow rice. If you are planning for a decade, plant trees. If you are planning for a lifetime, educate a person.
~ Chinese proverb

The real object of education is to leave a person in the condition of continually asking questions.
~ Mandell Creighton

Every day in a life fills the whole life with expectation and memory.
~ C. S. Lewis

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
~ Plato

It isn’t the great big pleasures that count the most; it’s making a great big deal out of the little ones.
~ Jean Webster

Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak.
~ St. Anthony of Padua

Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. This is my day of opportunity.
~ Dan Custer

I am not a teacher. I am an awakener.
~ Robert Frost

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
~ Sophia Loren

Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.
~ Phillips Brooks

Every day is a little life. Live it to its fullest.
~ Unknown

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
~ Goethe

Dedicate some of your life to others. Your dedication will not be a sacrifice. It will be an exhilarating experience, because it is an intense effort applied toward a meaningful end.
~ Dr. Thomas Dooley

Let us not hurry so in our pace of living that we lose sight of the art of living.
~ Unknown

How important it is to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
~ Maya Angelou

Create tomorrow’s memories today.
~ Unknown

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
~ Mark Twain

Life is a school. There is something to learn wherever we may be, wherever we go, wherever we turn.
~ Walter A. Witt

A child has two jobs. One is just being a child. The other is growing up to be an adult.
~ Unknown

The toe of the stargazer is often stubbed.
~ Russian proverb

No one can make a real masterpiece of life until s/he sees something infinitely greater in her/his vocation than bread and butter and shelter.
~ O. S. Marden

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is no wrong time for learning.
~ Betty B. Anderson

We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.
~ Francis A. Walker

An education is not a thing one gets, but a lifelong process.
~ Gloria Steinem

Learning is suddenly understanding something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.
~ Doris Lessing

The main part of education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

They fell, but o’er their glorious grave floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
~ Francis Marion Crawford

As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
~ Seneca

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