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Volume 3 Number 5

Harry & Rosemary Wong urge, "If you are a teacher applying for a job, it is essential that you ask the question at the interview: Does this district have a new teacher induction program? "...
Apple Seeds by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
Poem - Lines Written for a School Declamation
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • YENDOR'S Top Ten
  • Alternative Landscaping by Goose
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    "Mother's Day Butterfly and Poem" from the Lesson Bank by Elaine Magud
    Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor
    Teachers.Net Survey Teachers Remember "Their" Favorite Teachers
    The Lesson of Susan by key
    Sometimes we don't know what touches, and teaches, a student. by Juvie
    When Students ask, "Why Do We Need to Know This? When Will I Ever Use This?"
    What Is Most difficult About Teaching Today?
    Index of Columns
    Index of Articles
    Index of Informational Items
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    Apple Seeds...

    by Barb Erickson

    Every morning Barb/MI posts an inspiring or thought-provoking quotation we refer to as an "Apple Seed" on the main chatboard
    In each issue of the Gazette we'll post a compilation of the seeds from the previous month.
    April 2002

    Even fools are right sometimes.

    ~ Winston Churchill

    If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.

    ~ Gene Rodgers

    The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work.

    ~ Jerome S. Bruner

    It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.

    ~ John Bradshaw

    For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.

    ~ H. L. Mencken

    What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

    ~ Ursula K. Le Guin

    Nothing happens unless first a dream.

    ~ Carl Sandburg

    The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around her/him positively and draws back to her/himself positive results.

    ~ Norman Vincent Peale

    Every now and then take a good look at something not made with the hands - a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world.

    ~ Sidney Lovett

    Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.

    ~ Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

    Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

    ~ Edward Everett

    The most effective way to cope with change is to help create it.

    ~ L. W. Lynett

    Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age, and to imagine right up to the brink of death that life is only beginning. I think that is the only way to keep adding to one's talent and one's inner happiness.

    ~ George Sand

    Teachers don't just teach; they can be vital personalities who help young people to mature, to understand the world, and to understand themselves. A good education consists of much more than useful facts and marketable skills.

    ~ Charles Platt

    Education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul. To some, it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not education - it is intrusion.

    ~ Muriel Spark

    The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to her/his commitment to excellence, regardless of the chosen field of endeavor.

    ~ Vince Lombardi

    There are no boundaries for the journeys of the mind.

    ~ Unknown

    A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it.

    ~ Dylan Thomas

    You can alter any aspect of your life once you accept that you are the product of your decisions.

    ~ Lou Holtz

    People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.

    ~ Søren Kierkegaard

    Seven National Crimes: 01) I don't think; 02) I don't know; 03) I don't care; 04) I am too busy; 05) I leave well enough alone; 06) I have no time to read and find out; 07) I am not interested.

    ~ William J. H. Boetcker

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

    ~ Nelson Mandela

    You cannot teach a person anything; you can only help her/him find it within her/himself.

    ~ Galileo

    Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

    ~ Albert Einstein

    The foundation of every nation is the education of its youth.

    ~ Diogenes

    Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.

    ~ John Cotton Dana

    Those who trust us educate us.

    ~ George Eliot

    Life: Do more than exist, live; do more than touch, feel; do more than look, observe; do more than read, absorb; do more than hear, listen; do more than listen, understand; do more than think, ponder; do more than talk, say something.

    ~ John H. Rhoades

    The earth does not belong to us; we belong to the earth.

    ~ Chief Seattle

    It's not what you find, it's what you find out.

    ~ David Hurst-Thomas