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Affects

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

Henry B. Adams

Amuse the mind

Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.

Plato

Apply


Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then... do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen.

Lee Iacocca

Autograph

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.

Unknown

Awakening

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Albert Einstein

B

Be nice

If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

Thumper's father (Bambi 1942)

Be Ready

I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like being taught.

Sir Winston Churchill

Bigger than ...

Learning to teach is a bigger job than universities, schools, experience, or personal disposition alone can accomplish.

Sharon Feiman-Nemser

Brilliance

There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.

Marva Collins

C

Challenge

What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers.

Martina Horner

Change

When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.

Chinese Proverb


Common sense

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Albert Einstein

Criticism


Any fool can see what's wrong but can you see what's right?

Winston Churchill

Culture


A fish only discovers its need for water when it is no longer in it.
Our own culture is like water for the fish. It sustains us. We live and breathe through it.

Stephanie Quappe and Giovanna Cantatore

D

Dare to teach!

He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.

Richard Henry Dann

Destiny?


Poverty, race, ethnicity and immigration status are not in themselves determinative of student achievement. Demography is not destiny ...

Justice Leland DeGrasse -- NY

Discover

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Will Durant

Discoverers

A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars.

Linnaeus

Diversity

Good schools, like good societies and good families, celebrate and cherish diversity.

Deborah Meiers

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Effects

A teacher effects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

Henry Adams


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