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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.6 No.5 May 2009

Cover Story by Matt Levinson
Schools and Facebook: Moving Too Fast,
or Not Fast Enough?
Schools can draw a line in the sand, with zero tolerance rules written into school handbooks, or they can shift with the changing sands of social networking and utilize social networking and Facebook to enhance teaching and learning.

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Teachers Are the Greatest Assets
On the first day of school, the teacher across the hall commented to me that my students are "always so good!" It's not the students; it's the procedures that have proven to work. The First Days of School helps me to manage my class, so that I can be an effective teacher.

»Comedy Highlights from Room K-1! Sue Gruber
»What Will Your Students Remember? Leah Davies
»My Mrs. Krikorian Todd R. Nelson
»Discipline Is a Liberating Word Marvin Marshall
»The Busy Educator's Monthly Five Marjan Glavac
»Help! Too Much Talk! Not Enough Work! Barbara Pressman
»Mayan Sites and Paris Easy on the Purse Josette Bonafino
»The Little Things that Count in Our Schools: Doing Something Different, Simple and Powerful Cheryl Sigmon
»Teacher Morale Matters Dorothy Rich
»Team Management - It’s in the Cards Rick Morris
»Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century Hal Portner

»The Document Camera: A Better Way to Present! Joe Frisk
»Need a Teaching Job? Here’s Where to Find One Alan Haskvitz
»Make Twitter an Ally in the Classroom! Alan Haskvitz
»Teaching Is... Bill Page
»Celebrating True Heroes Graysen Walles
»Digital Pens & Touch-Screens Tim Newlin
»12 Ways to Improve and Enhance Your Paraprofessional- Teacher Experience Susan Fitzell
»May 2009 Writing Prompts James Wayne
»Using Photographs To Inspire Writing VII Hank Kellner
»How to Increase the Number of Physics and Chemistry Majors Stewart E. Brekke
»Bibliotherapy Booklist for Elementary Students Lisa Bundrick
»8 Ways to Make Math Magical at School Steve Sherman
»5 Brainteasers Steve Sherman
»What Will You Do For Shy Kids? Marjie Braun Knudsen

»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes Barb Stutesman
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration Ron Victoria
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Photo Tour: 3rd Grade Classroom
»Teacher Blogs Showcase
»Carol Goodrow's Kids Running Printables
»Dolch word activities, end of first grade test, first grade memory book, map and geography lessons for all levels, IEP progress, and graduation ceremonies songs
»Video Bytes; Are You Going to Finish Strong?, Antarctica, Ted Talks - Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?, How Big Is Will?, The Sling Shot Man, Styrofoam Cup vs. Deep Sea
»Live on Teachers.Net: May 2009
»New Teacher Induction Programs
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Cover Story by Matt Levinson

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Apple Seeds

Barb Stutesman
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Apple Seeds - Quotes for Educators

With printable poster option to enhance your faculty room
By Barb Stutesman
Regular Feature in the Gazette
May 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!

Wise people speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
~ Plato

You can always change your plan, but only if you have one.
~ Randy Pausch

You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.
~ Chuck Carlson

Your hopes, dreams, and aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms – if you will only let them.
~ Diane Roger

There is no limit to what you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.
~ Keynote

Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
~ John Marm Brown

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
~ John Burroughs

To-Do lists help us break life into small steps.
~ Randy Pausch

People don’t really care how much we know until they know how much we care.
~ Mike McKnight

The first and most important thing about goals is having one.
~ Geoffrey Albert

The heart that gives – gathers.
~ Hannah Moore

We can light tomorrow with today.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

It’s what we learn after we know it all that counts.
~ John Wooden

As you grow older, you’ll find that the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do.
~ Zachary Scott

I am thankful for the taxes I pay because it means that I’m employed.
~ Nancie J. Carmody

Not everything needs to be fixed.
~ Randy Pausch

For every obstacle there is a solution – over, under, around, or through.
~ Dan Zadra

Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
~ Dr. Karl Menninger

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”
~ Robin Williams

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always take your own sunshine.
~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

We need heart-to-heart resuscitation.
~ Ram Dass

For 200 years, we’ve been conquering Nature. Now we’re beating it to death.
~ Tom McMillan

Develop a good filing system.
~ Randy Pausch

Forgiveness is the finding again of a lost possession.
~ Friedrich Schiller

Those whom we support hold us up in life.
~ Marie Ebner Von Eshenbach

Have faith. You will never be given a problem or an opportunity without at the same time being provided with everything you need to handle it.
~ Dan Zadra

You are loved. If so, what else matters?
~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
~ Louis L’Amour

Rethink the telephone.
~ Randy Pausch

Here is the test to determine whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.
~ Richard Bach

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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