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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.6 No.3 March 2009

Cover Story by Graysen Walles
Teachers are Brave
Somewhere in this country a drive-by was avoided, a robbery was reconsidered, or a suicide attempt was abandoned because a teacher was willing to show up and make a difference in the classroom, administrative office, after school activity, or at the home of a child.

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Assessing for Student Learning

»The 21st Century Teaching-Learning Environment - (Think Outside the Classroom Box)Hal Portner
»Why Do You Teach?Sue Gruber
»Educating Homeless ChildrenLeah Davies
»Old School Progress ReportsTodd R. Nelson
»Habit vs. Awareness for the 3 Practices and for the Hierarchy of Social DevelopmentMarvin Marshall
»The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac
»Dear Barbara - Advice for SubsBarbara Pressman
»Global Travel GuruJosette Bonafino
»Tool & ToysRick Morris

»Economic Relief for TeachersTeachers.Net
»Fifty Years of TeachingBill Page
»Strange SignsTim Newlin
»A Dozen Surefire Tips To Maximize Flexible Grouping and Small Group LearningSusan Fitzell
»Time to Reward YourselfAlan Haskvitz
»March 2009 Writing PromptsJames Wayne
»Using Photographs To Inspire Writing VHank Kellner
»What’s Wrong With Teacher Education In This Country?Howard Seeman
»“Slumdog Millionaire” Teaches About Education, TooDorothy Rich
»Teachers’ Role in Improving Students’ Thinking Skills: Moving beyond the ‘sage on the stage’Ambreen Ahmed

»Apple Seeds: Inspiring QuotesBarb Stutesman
»Today Is... Daily CommemorationRon Victoria
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Teacher Blogs Showcase
»Liz Phillips' Printable Discipline Rubric
»Photo tour: 4th Grade Classroom
»Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: March 2009
»Featured Lesson: Recognizing Bullying
»Modeling Guided Reading FAQ, Periodic Table of Videos – Fascinating Chemistry!, Carl Sagan - 4th Dimension Explanation, Parabolas in the Real World, Al Jolson sings - Brother Can You Spare a Dime?, Lovers’ Waltz - Casey Willis on violin, Meet Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
»Live on Teachers.Net: March 2009
»T-Netters Share Favorite Recipes
»Managing Hyperactive Students
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers
»This Board’s For Me!


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Cover Story by Graysen Walles

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Contributors this month: Graysen Walles, Hal Portner, Sue Gruber, Leah Davies, Todd R. Nelson, Marvin Marshall, Marjan Glavac, Barbara Pressman, Josette Bonafino, Rick Morris, Bill Page, Tim Newlin, Susan Fitzell, Alan Haskvitz, James Wayne, Hank Kellner, Howard Seeman, Dorothy Rich, Ambreen Ahmed, Barb Stutesman, Ron Victoria, Liz Phillips, and YENDOR.

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Apple Seeds

Barb Stutesman
Archive | Biography | Resources | Discussion

Apple Seeds for March, 2009

By Barb Stutesman
Regular Feature in the Gazette
March 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!

All things come to those who go after them.
~ Rob Estes

The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and then disappears.
~ Bill Vaughn

If you’re strong enough, there are no precedents.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Automobiles are there to get you from point A to point B. They are utilitarian devices, not expressions of social status.
~ Randy Pausch

It’s your life, your one and only life – so take excellence very personally.
~ Scott Johnson

Nobody knows what is the best s/he can do.
~ Arturo Toscanini

Oh, the difference between nearly right and exactly right.
~ Horace J. Brown

That’s what freedom is all about – a chance to be better.
~ Albert Camus

The greatest thing is, at any moment, to be willing to give who we are in order to become all that we can become.
~ Max De Pree

The saddest words of tongue or pen are these four words – it might have been.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

It’s easy to look smart when you’re parroting smart people.
~ Randy Pausch

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.
~ Abraham Lincoln

Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to.
~ Henry James

Love doesn’t make the world go ‘round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
~ Franklin P. Jones

If at first you don’t succeed, you’re in good company.
~ Elden Peterson

It’s not who we are that holds us back. it’s who we think we’re not.
~ Michael Nolan

Ignore people who say it can’t be done.
~ Elaine Rideout

Sometimes, the most impenetrable brick walls are made of flesh.
~ Randy Pausch

What is it going to be – reasons or results?
~ Art Turock

If you’re going to worry, don’t do it. If you do it, don’t worry.
~ David Armistead

My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
~ Louis Pasteur

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
~ George Washington

Be fanatics. When it comes to being, doing, and dreaming the best, be maniacs.
~ A. M. Rosenthal

Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.
~ Elbert Hubbard

Brick walls are there for a reason. They give us s chance to show how badly we want something.
~ Randy Pausch

Your life is not something you find – it’s something you create.
~ David Phillips

The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where s/he is going.
~ David Jordan

There ain’t no rules around here. We’re trying to accomplish something.
~ Thomas Edison

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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