October 2008
Vol 5 No 10

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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.10 October 2008

Cover Story by Eric P. Jensen
A Fresh Look at
Brain-Based Education

More than 20 years since it was first suggested that there could be connections between brain function and educational practice, and in the face of all the evidence that has now accumulated to support this notion, BBE guru Eric Jensen urges educators to take full advantage of the relevant knowledge from a variety of scientific disciplines.

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Boaz City Schools:
Professional Learning Teams

»Change Isn’t Just for PoliticsCheryl Sigmon
»Are you an Informal Teacher-Leader?Hal Portner
»Strategies to Meet Standards, Promote Reading and Boost SkillsSue Gruber
»Helping Children Cope with LossLeah Davies
»The Future Votes NowTodd R. Nelson
»The Brain and SleepMarvin Marshall
»The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac
»Dear Barbara - Advice for SubsBarbara Pressman
»My Supervisor Hates Me! & Are These Kids Just Crazy?Kioni Carter

»Curriculum Happens
»Spam! Spam! and More Spam!
»FHA-Hero Program Creates Leaders
»October 2008 Writing Prompts
»A “Disruptive Behavior” Plan
»More Than A Desk - Changing the Learning Environment
»A Teaching Guide for Night Journey to Vicksburg
»Computers in the Classroom
»Silent Mentoring
»Cyberbullying Tips for Educators
»Perfectly Normal

»The T-Netters Who Saved My Life
»Teacher Starts Rock Band to Help Students Learn
»Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids
»School Photographs for October 2008
»Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: October 2008
»Video Bytes: Brain Based Education, Monday Morning, Rockin' the Standards and More
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration for October 2008
»Live on Teachers.Net: October 2008
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
»Alternatives to Halloween Party and Costumes
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Cover Story by Eric P. Jensen

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Contributors this month: Kioni Carter, Marvin Marshall, Cheryl Sigmon, Marjan Glavac, Todd R. Nelson, Hal Portner, Leah Davies, Barbara Pressman, Tim Newlin, James Wayne, Ellen Porter, Bill Page, Lisa Bundrick, Panamalai R. Guruprasad, Mamie Pack, Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller, Derek Randel, Michael Biasini, Barb Stutesman, Ron Victoria, Susan Rowan Masters, and YENDOR.

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Apple Seeds

Barb Stutesman
Archive | Biography | Resources | Discussion

Apple Seeds for October, 2008

By Barb Stutesman
Regular Feature in the Gazette
October 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 July 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!

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
~ Doug Larson

In every phenomenon, the beginning remains always the most notable moment.
~ Thomas Carlyle

We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.
~ Randy Pausch

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
~ William Butler Yeats

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
~ G. K. Chesterton

The true teacher defends her/his pupils against her/his own personal influence.
~ A. B. Alcott

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.
~ Gail Goodwin

A good education is the next best thing to a pushy mother.
~ Charles Schulz

You ain’t learnin’ nothin’ when you’re talkin’.
~ Lyndon B. Johnson

True professional growth is the acquiring of both professional attitudes and skills – and moving to new levels of performance not experienced before.
~ Robert L. DeBruyn

No just cause can be advanced by terrorism.
~ Koffi Anan

What you cannot enforce do not command.
~ Sophocles

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

Rules should be created to serve students, rather than designed so that students serve the rules.
~ Robert L. DeBruyn

We must never wipe out or deride the differences amongst us – for where there is no difference, there is only indifference.
~ Louis Nizer

The true art of memory is the art of attention.
~ Samuel Johnson

Just because you’re in the driver’s seat, it doesn’t mean you have to run people over.
~ Randy Pausch

The unfinished is nothing.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel

No life is so hard that you cannot make it easier by the way you take it.
~ Ellen Glasgow

All that we do is done with an eye to something else.
~ Aristotle

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
~ Jack Kinder

Smart is believing only half of what you hear. Brilliant is knowing which half to believe.
~ Unknown

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
~ Joseph Addison

Your critics are often the ones telling you they still love you and care about you and want to make you better.
~ Randy Pausch

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.
~ Elizabeth Lawrence

No person was ever honored for what s/he received. Honor has been the reward for what s/he gave.
~ Calvin Coolidge

Knowledge . . . and thankfulness will lead to abundant joy in our everyday life.
~ David Havard

Thanks are the highest form of thought. ~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
~ John F. Kennedy

There is no person who cannot do more than s/he thinks s/he can.
~ Henry Ford

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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