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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.6 No.6 June 2009

Cover Story by Graysen Walles
Teaching – The Power of Influence
The impact of teaching is clear, and the influence of the profession is immeasurable. All it takes is one moment, one situation, one discussion to turn the life of a young learner.

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Nine Year Summary of Articles, 2000 to 2009
On April 26, 2009, President Obama hosted the four 2009 finalists for America’s top national teaching honor, the National Teacher of the Year award. Alex Kajitani, who teaches mathematics at Mission Middle School in the Escondido Union (Elementary) School District in San Diego County was one of the four finalists.

»The Three R’s for Summer— Rest, Relax and Recharge! Sue Gruber
»Buddy Programs for Elementary Schools Leah Davies
»Moving to September Todd R. Nelson
»Ronald Reagan and the Art of Influence Marvin Marshall
»The Busy Educator's Monthly Five Marjan Glavac
»Substitute issues: Bathroom Passes & Anger Management Barbara Pressman
»Preparing Students for Travel: Films and Immunizations Josette Bonafino
»A Message to Share with Parents about Summer Learning Dorothy Rich
»Classroom Clean-Up and Clay in a Can Rick Morris

»Schools and Filters: Ice Age, the Meltdown Matt Levinson
»Effort: It Can be Taught! Deborah Granger
»Homework: Damned if you do, and if you don’t Alan Haskvitz
»Parents Are Recruits, Teachers Are Responsible, Kids Are Victims, and Schools Are Culpable For At-Risk Problems Bill Page
»12 Ways to Stop Conflict in its Tracks! Susan Fitzell
»Using Photographs To Inspire Writing VIII Hank Kellner
»The Writing on the Wall Tim Newlin
»More Brain Teasers Steve Sherman
»Teacher of Facts - and of Life Rachelle Ann A. Abad
»Grant Writing Tips Kimberly McCloud
»Bald is Beautiful! Teachers, Students Lose Locks to Fight Childhood Cancer David Peter Marchesseault

»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes Barb Stutesman
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration Ron Victoria
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Video Bytes; Literacy Empowers (Illiteracy Awareness), The Underground Railroad, Wikis in Plain English - CommonCraft tutorial, Twitter in Plain English – a CommonCraft tutorial, Naturally 7 music group on Tavis Smiley Show, Tour the International Space Station!
»Teacher Blogs Showcase
»Printable - Ice Cream in a Baggie Recipe
»Featured Lessons, Wisdom from the Chat Achives, and Timely Printables Especially for June!
»What Is A Document Camera? What Does It Do?
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Cover Story by Graysen Walles

Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong

Contributors this month: Graysen Walles, Sue Gruber, Leah Davies, Todd R. Nelson, Marvin Marshall, Marjan Glavac, Barbara Pressman, Josette Bonafino, Dorothy Rich, Rick Morris, Matt Levinson, Deborah Granger, Alan Haskvitz, Bill Page, Susan Fitzell, Hank Kellner, Tim Newlin, Steve Sherman, Rachelle Ann A. Abad, Kimberly McCloud, David Peter Marchesseault, Barb Stutesman, Ron Victoria, and BattleShip Ron.

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Apple Seeds

Barb Stutesman
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Apple Seeds - Quotes for Educators

With printable poster option to enhance your faculty room
By Barb Stutesman
Regular Feature in the Gazette
June 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!

If only all the hands that reach could touch.
~ Mary A. Loberg

Know in your heart that all things are possible. We couldn’t conceive of a miracle if none had ever happened.
~ Libbie Fudim

Be kind to one another.
~ Jim Henson

Somewhere someone is looking for exactly what you have to offer.
~ Louise L. Hay

Freedom is when the people can speak; democracy is when the government listens.
~ Alastair Farrugia

It’s better to stand when you’re on the phone. You’re more apt to speed things along.
~ Randy Pausch

Feelings are everywhere. Be gentle.
~ J. Masai

When the friendly lights go out, there is a light by which the heart sees.
~ Olga Rosmanith

Not everything that counts can be counted. Not everything that can be counted counts.
~ Albert Einstein

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.
~ Marion C. Garretty

There are no mistakes. There are only yearnings and learnings.
~ Brooks Nelson

Life’s heaviest burden is to have nothing to carry.
~ Stewart Bowers

~ Randy Pausch

We are always the same age inside.
~ Gertrude Stein

How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and that there will never be a time when it is not now.
~ Gerald Jampolsky

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
~ Elmer Davis

Whatever your past has been, you have a spotless future.
~ Melanie Gustafson

Time is a very precious gift – so precious that it is only given to us moment by moment.
~ Amelia Barr

There is always one little unexpected moment in life when a door opens and lets the future in.
~ Graham Greene

Take a time out.
~ Randy Pausch

Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person to person.
~ Mother Teresa

What grows never grows old.
~ Noah Benshea

Every blade of grass has an angel that bends over it and whispers, “Grow! Grow!”
~ Talmud

Nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
~ Anne Frank

These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea.
~ Schuyler Colfax

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.
~ Sally Koch

Time is all you have. And you may find one day that you have less than you think.
~ Randy Pausch

We never get dizzy from doing good turns.
~ George Bengis

Despite everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
~ Anne Frank

They fell, but o’er their glorious grave floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
~ Minot J. Savage

The human heart, at whatever age, opens to the heart that opens in return.
~ Marie Edgeworth

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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