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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....

Columns
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

Articles
'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

Features
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

Barb Stutesman

Apple Seeds for May, 2008

By Barb Stutesman
Regular Feature in the Gazette
May 1, 2008
Every morning Barb/MI posts an inspiring or thought-provoking quotation we refer to as an "Apple Seed" on the main chatboard http://teachers.net/chatboard. The "Apple Seeds" she posted during the month of April are compiled here...

If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.
~ Welsh proverb

Being ignorant is not as shameful as being unwilling to learn.
~ Unknown

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
~ William Shakespeare

Character my be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
~ Phillips Brooks

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
~ B. F. Skinner

Climb as though you were to live forever. Live as though you were to die tomorrow.
~ Unknown

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
~ Helen Keller

What we choose to learn will remain the most significant part of the learning process.
~ Unknown

While one person hesitates because s/he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.
~ Henry Link

Unless we can keep our sights on tomorrow, we cannot expect to be in touch with today.
~ Unknown

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
~ Francis de Sales

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
~ Unknown

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
~ Mother Teresa

One of the greatest – and simplest – tools for learning more is doing more.
~ Unknown

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.
~ Mignon McLaughlin

We don’t just receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us.
~ Unknown

Teaching is one of the few professions that permit love.
~ Theodore Roethke

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.
~ Unknown

People will believe anything if you whisper it.
~ The Farmer’s Almanac

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
~ Helen Keller

Reading furnishes the mind with materials of knowledge; thinking makes what we read ours.
~ John Locke

We make our living by what we do. We make our life by what we give.
~ Danny Glover

Success comes not as much by changing the circumstances of our lives as by changing our attitude toward them.
~ Unknown

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
~ Rene Descartes

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.
~ Virgil

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
~ Charles Dickens

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
~ Joseph Addison

The time to be happy is now; the place to be happy is here.
~ Robert G. Ingersoll

The things that matter the most in this world can never be held in our hand.
~ Gloria Gaither

As light is pleasant to the eye, so truth is to the understanding.
~ Richard Pelham


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