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Volume 3 Number 9

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Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
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One (9/11 poem) and September poem
The Lighter Side of Teaching
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    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
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    Apple Seeds...

    by Barb Erickson

    Every morning Barb/MI posts an inspiring or thought-provoking quotation we refer to as an "Apple Seed" on the main chatboard

    September 2002

    Su, 09-01:
    Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure.

    ~ Sidney Hook

    Mo, 09-02:
    Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a marker or a building.

    ~ A. Bartlett Giamati

    Tu, 09-03:
    The true teacher defends her/his students against her/his own prejudices. S/He inspires self-distrust. S/He guides their eyes from her/himself to the spirit that quickens her/him. S/He will have no disciple.

    ~ Amos Bronson Alcott

    We, 09-04:
    In the psychological realm of relationship between teacher and child, the teacher's part and its techniques are analogous to those of the valet; they are to serve, and to serve well: to serve the spirit.

    ~ Dr. Maria Montessori

    Th, 09-05:
    Peace is always beautiful.

    ~ Walt Whitman

    Fr, 09-06:
    Persuasion is better than force.

    ~ Unknown

    Sa, 09-07:
    It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.

    ~ Seneca

    Su, 09-08:
    What greater or better gift can we offer than to teach and instruct our youth?

    ~ Cicero

    Mo, 09-09:
    Education is the transmission of civilization.

    ~ Will and Ariel Durant

    Tu, 09-10:
    Insist on miracles -- you can make them come true.

    ~ Unknown

    We, 09-11:
    The American spirit is stronger than stone and mortar, tougher than steel and glass, and more enduring than any pain or suffering that can be inflicted on our national conscience.

    ~ Olympia Snowe

    Th, 09-12:
    There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

    ~ William Shakespeare

    Fr, 09-13:
    It is through the cracks in our brains that ecstasy creeps in.

    ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

    Sa, 09-14:
    When anything gets freed, a zest goes round the world.

    ~ Hortense Callisher

    Su, 09-15:
    To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics; to appreciate beauty; to give of one's self, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived -- that is to have succeeded.

    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Mo, 09-16:
    Our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own.

    ~ William Shakespeare

    Tu, 09-17:
    My life is full of mistakes. They're like pebbles that make a good road.

    ~ Beatrice Wood

    We, 09-18:
    The greatest achievement was at first and for a time only a dream.

    ~ James Allen

    Th, 09-19:
    The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of theirdreams.

    ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

    Fr, 09-20:
    The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware -- joyously, divinely aware.

    ~ Henry Miller

    Sa, 09-21:
    There's not a minute of our lives should stretch without some pleasure now.

    ~ William Shakespeare

    Su, 09-22:
    If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being.

    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Mo, 09-23:
    Over all the sky -- the sky! Far, far out of reach, studded with eternal stars.

    ~ Walt Whitman

    Tu, 09-24:
    Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.

    ~ Cynthia Nelms

    We, 09-25:
    Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

    ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Th, 09-26:
    And we are put on earth a little space that we might learn to bear the beams of love.

    ~ William Blake

    Fr, 09-27:
    Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's courage.

    ~ Anais Nin

    Sa, 09-28:
    The highest reward for a person's toil is not what s/he gets for it, but what s/he becomes by it.

    ~ John Ruskin

    Su, 09-29:
    The work of an individual still remains the spark that moves mankind forward.

    ~ Igor Stravinsky

    Mo, 09-30:
    At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough.

    ~ Toni Morrison