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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.11 November 2008

Cover Story by Kioni Carter
A Reflection of Me:
Why My Students Disrespected Me

Kioni shares her experiences with the “bottom class" and reveals the trials and triumphs of inspiring them to become the "top class"!

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
A School That Achieves Greatness

»Words—Are We Teaching the Right Ones?Cheryl Sigmon
»What, Me Worry?Sue Gruber
»20 Ideas for Teaching Citizenship to ChildrenLeah Davies
»On “The Coattails of Affinities”Todd R. Nelson
»People Do Better When They Feel GoodMarvin Marshall
»The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac
»Dear Barbara - Advice for SubsBarbara Pressman

»$8 a Gallon Creates Jobs in Denmark
»Thoughts about Gratitude
»Labels Are For the Jelly Jar
»Cheating and the 'Net Generation
»November 2008 Writing Prompts
»The Economy, The Great Depression, Money Matters – Lessons & Resources
»Using Photography To Inspire Writing

»A printable story, The Turkey and the Pumpkin
»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration for November 2008
»School Photographs for November 2008
»Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: November 2008
»Video Bytes: Guided Reading FAQ; Tour of Solar System; Wikis; How We Elect and More
»Live on Teachers.Net: November 2008
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers
»If you were given a magic wand...


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Apple Seeds

Barb Stutesman
Archive | Biography | Resources | Discussion

Apple Seeds for November, 2008

By Barb Stutesman
Regular Feature in the Gazette
November 1, 2008

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 the month of October 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!

You’ve got to get the fundamentals down, because otherwise the fancy stuff is not going to work.
~ Randy Pausch

Wise people don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
~ Benjamin Franklin

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth.
~ Joseph Joubert

A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.
~ Ancient proverb

People who never get carried away should be.
~ Malcolm Forbes

From their errors and mistakes, the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
~ Plutarch

The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

If you dispense your own wisdom, others often dismiss it; if you offer wisdom from a third party, it seems less arrogant and more acceptable.
~ Randy Pausch

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is impossible to find it elsewhere.
~ Agnes Repplier

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
~ John F. Kennedy

If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you.
~ Sister Mary Tricky

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
~ Herm Albright

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

All things good to know are difficult to learn.
~ Greek proverb

If you can find an opening, you can probably find a way to float through it.
~ Randy Pausch

A book is not twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue – it is a whole new life.
~ Christopher Morley

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

A person can know nothing of humanity without knowing something of herself/himself.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.
~ Paulo Coehlo

I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small, bright pebble to content myself with.
~ Plato

Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring.
~ Doug Larson

Never make a decision until you have to.
~ Randy Pausch

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is a very simple and effective one: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
~ Elbert Hubbard

The more you use your brain, the more brain you will have to use.
~ George A. Dorsey

Injustice becomes the carefully constructed dams that block the flow of justice.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
~ Plutarch

A person who does not trust herself/himself can never really trust anyone else.
~ Cardinal de Retz

Lawful and settled authority is very seldom resisted when it is well employed.
~ Samuel Johnson

When you are screwing up and nobody says anything to you anymore, that means they’ve given up on you.
~ Randy Pausch

True friends can grow separately without growing apart.
~ Elizabeth Foley

A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.
~ Erma Bombeck

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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