|Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.5||May 2008|
|Cover Story by Todd R. Nelson|
|Only a School. Only a Teacher.|
|School is still, at its heart, a dance of men and women of character. A school is its teachers.|
|Harry & Rosemary Wong|
|An Amazing Kindergarten Teacher|
|I use modified modeling to teach my students the correct procedures. Instead of just telling, I act out the wrong way first....|
|»||Promoting Responsibility - Or How Not ToMarvin Marshall|
|»||Differentiated Instruction & Ability GroupingCheryl Sigmon|
|»||The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac|
|»||Counting the days yet?Barbara & Sue Gruber|
|»||Problem-Based Learning, Part 3Hal Portner|
|»||Successful TeachersLeah Davies|
|»||'Subprime' Is Voted "Word Of The Year" For 2007|
|»||May 2008 Writing Prompts|
|»||Use Math's Magic to Intrigue Students Solving Linear Equations|
|»||I Choose Teaching - A Meaningful Career|
|»||Teacher Appreciation Day: Not Nearly Enough|
|»||Treating All Students With Dignity|
|»||Two Teachers, Two Philosophies, One Result|
|»||Favorite Teacher Appreciation Activities|
|»||Academic Writing Guidelines|
|»||What is an Effective Teacher?|
|»||Drexel Online Education Program|
|»||Candles of Inspiration: May 2008|
|»||Featured Lessons: May 2008|
|»||Video Bytes: A Hidden Lesson, Baptism By Fire, Mom and more...|
|»||Today Is... Daily Commemoration for May 2008|
|»||Live on Teachers.Net: May 2008|
|»||The Lighter Side of Teaching|
|»||Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers|
|»||Is a school only as good as the teachers in it?|
|»||Teachers' Best Teachers|
|»||What Is It About Teaching That Keeps You Going?|
|»||Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers|
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Apple Seeds for May, 2008
|By Barb Stutesman
Regular Feature in the Gazette
May 1, 2008
If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.
Being ignorant is not as shameful as being unwilling to learn.
April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
Character my be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
Climb as though you were to live forever. Live as though you were to die tomorrow.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
What we choose to learn will remain the most significant part of the learning process.
While one person hesitates because s/he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.
Unless we can keep our sights on tomorrow, we cannot expect to be in touch with today.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
One of the greatest – and simplest – tools for learning more is doing more.
Philosophy teaches a person that s/he can’t take it with her/him; taxes teach her/him that s/he can’t leave it behind, either.
We don’t just receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us.
Teaching is one of the few professions that permit love.
I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do, any kindness that I can show, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again.
People will believe anything if you whisper it.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Reading furnishes the mind with materials of knowledge; thinking makes what we read ours.
We make our living by what we do. We make our life by what we give.
Success comes not as much by changing the circumstances of our lives as by changing our attitude toward them.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Now every field is clothes with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its joyful attire.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
The time to be happy is now; the place to be happy is here.
The things that matter the most in this world can never be held in our hand.
As light is pleasant to the eye, so truth is to the understanding.
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