March 2008
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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.3
March 2008
Cover Story by LaVerne Hamlin
Show Me The Money!!!
If you can develop a lesson plan for your class, then you can write a grant. Here's how!

Harry & Rosemary Wong
Effective Teaching
Coaching is six times more effective than class-size reduction

»A System Is Superior To Talent Marv Marshall
»What Writing Isn’t Cheryl Sigmon
»The Busy Educator's Monthly Five Marjan Glavac
»Privacy in a Technological Age Rob Reilly
»10 Tips for Difficult Parents Barbara & Sue Gruber
»Problem-Based Learning Hal Portner
»Understanding Autism Leah Davies

»Spaceship Toilets
»March 2008 Writing Prompts
»Internet Assisted Interactive Classroom
»Our Civility Footprint
»First Grade Family Reading Night Meets Speed Dating
»Your Students Are Watching, Listening, and Learning
»Teachers Lounge - To Go or Not to Go?
»Retirement Guide for Teachers
»Daily Lessons: Humility

»Chatboard Poll: So What About Homework?
»Teachers.Net Craft Favorite: Arrow to the Sun
»Featured Lessons: March 2008
»Video Bytes: Merit Pay; Tai Chi; Asperger's and More
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration for March 2008
»Live on Teachers.Net: March 2008
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Editor's Pick: Picturing America Program
»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
»What Do You Want In A Co-Op Teacher?
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Apple Seeds

Barb Erickson

Apple Seeds for February, 2008

By Barb Erickson
Regular Feature in the Gazette
March 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 February are compiled here....

February 1When it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
~ Jerry Chin
February 2The groundhog is like most other prophets - it delivers its prediction and then disappears.
~ Bill Vaughan
February 3The only thing that stands between a person and what s/he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and faith to believe it is possible.
~ Richard M. DeVos
February 4You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.
~ George Burns
February 5Lots of people copy the Mona Lisa, but people still line up to see the original.
~ Louis Armstrong
February 6Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping her/him up.
~ Jesse Jackson
February 7Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
~ Saint Augustine
February 8It is the mind that makes good or ill, that makes wretch or happy, rich or poor.
~ Edmund Spenser
February 9Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one, it makes you that much stronger.
~ Dale Carnegie
February 10To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
~ Bernadette Devlin
February 11Optimism is essential to achievement, and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
~ Nicholas Murray Butler
February 12Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
~ Abraham Lincoln
February 13Each today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow a vision of hope.
~ Sanskrit poem
February 14When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.
~ Billy, age 7
February 15Inaction may be the highest form of action.
~ Jerry Brown
February 16We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
~ Aristotle
February 17What you can’t get out of, get into wholeheartedly.
~ Mignon McLaughlin
February 18Never confuse a single defeat with the final defeat.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
February 19There can be no courage unless you’re scared.
~ Eddie Rickenbacker
February 20We all make mistakes, but everyone makes different mistakes.
~ Ludwig von Beethoven
February 21Integrity is one of several paths. It distinguishes itself from the others because it is the right path, the only one upon which you will never get lost.
~ M. H. McKee
February 22It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
~ George Washington
February 23Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm. It is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
~ Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton
February 24The mind has exactly the same power as the hands - not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
~ Colin Wilson
February 25Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful.
~ Malcolm S. Forbes
February 26Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
~ Robert F. Kennedy
February 27When one door closes, another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed doors that we do not see the ones that open for us.
~ Alexander Graham Bell
February 28The intelligent person is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments and is yet willing to learn more.
~ Ed Parker
February 29The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has done you a small favor wish that s/he might have done you a greater one.
~ Russell Lynes

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