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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

E

Effects

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

Henry Adams

Empower

Education is not a form of entertainment, but a means of empowering people to take control of their lives.

Unknown

Empowerment

The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.

Aung San Suu Kyi 

Engaging Learners

Content is King but Context is the Kingdom

Tony O'Driscoll

Enjoy Life



I live by one principle: Enjoy life with no conditions!

People say, "If I had your health, if I had your money, oh, I would enjoy myself."


It is not true. I would be happy if I were lying sick in a hospital bed. It must come from the inside. That is the one thing I hop I have contributed to my children, by example and by talk: to make no conditions, to understand that life is a wonderful thing and to enjoy it, every day, to the full.


To me the world is divided into two kinds of people: those who are conscious and those who are unconscious. To me there is no difference among men when it comes to their color, their race, their religion; they are all equal. Only the degree of their awareness of the world they live in, of the joy and the pleasure of living, of the need of sharing that awareness with others and bringing it to their fellowmen (if they happen to be fortunate enough to have talent) is a measure of this difference.



During my long life I have learned one lesson: that the most important thing is to realize why one is alive - and I think it is not only to build bridges or tall buildings or make money, but to do something truly important, to do something for humanity. To bring joy, hope, to make life richer for the spirit because you have been alive, that is the most important thing.


Arthur Rubinstein

Enthusiasm

Nothing is ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ethics

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

Albert Einstein

Exercise

The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.

Jacques Martin Barzun

Experience


We start as fools and become wise through experience.
African Proverb

F

Facts

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

Alec Bourne

Feelings

They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.

Anonymous

Fine Print

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.

Pete Seeger

Fire

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats

Freedom


Everything can be taken from a man but ...the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Viktor E. Frankl

G

Goal


A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Napoleon Hill

Grace


It Takes Grace -
And Grit

Treya Killam Wilber

Grades

If I were asked to enumerate ten educational stupidities, the giving of grades would head the list... If I can't give a child a better reason for studying than a grade on a report card, I ought to lock my desk and go home and stay there.

Dorothy De Zouche

Greatness

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

H

Happiness


Both a concentration camp prisoner and world-respected author and psychotherapist in his lifetime, Viktor Frankl writes the following advice about happiness:
"Again and again I therefore admonish my students in Europe and America: Don't aim at success - the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it.
For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself.

Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run - in the long-run, I say! - success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it."

Of course, the important part is the "...in the long-run..."
Viktor Frankl

Hearts

Your heart is slightly bigger than the average human heart, but that's because you're a teacher.

Aaron Bacall

Honest Abe

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.

Abraham Lincoln

I

Idea


If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.


George Bernard Shaw

Ignorance

There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imitation

The function of education is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but be yourself all the time.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

In the end

That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil's means; great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.

Maria Callas

Information

Information cannot replace education.

Earl Kiole

Inspiration

We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how.

Anonymous

Instruction

Instruction begins when you, the teacher, learn from the learner; put yourself in his place so that you may understandÂ… what he learns and the way he understands it.

Soren Kierkegaard

J

Journey of Revenge


Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

Confucius, Chinese philosopher

K

Kids

The kids in our classroom are infinitely more significant than the subject matter we teach.

Meladee McCarty

L

Learn to think

It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts... it is to teach them to think, if that is possible, and always to think for themselves.

Robert Hutchins

Learning

Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.

George Evans

Lessons

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.

Clay P. Bedford

Life

There are two types of education... One should teach us how to make a living, And the other how to live.

John Adams

Life Skills

The objective of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.

Robert Maynard Hutchins

Love

A word as to the education of the heart. We don't believe that this can be imparted through books; it can only be imparted through the loving touch of the teacher.

Cesar Chavez

M

Manners

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.

Clarence Thomas

Miracles

My heart is singing for joy this morning. A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mild, and behold, all things are changed.

Anne Sullivan

Moms

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends towards the formation of character.

Hosea Ballou

Motivation

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

Harry S Truman

N

Needs

Children need models rather than critics.

Joseph Joubert

No interference

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education

Mark Twain

Not really hard

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

Albert Einstein

O

One step at a time

Take a deep breath, count to ten, and tackle each task one step at a time.

Linda Shalaway

Opportunity

Your biggest opportunity probably lies under your own feet, in your current job, industry, education, experience or interests.

Brian Tracy

Our role...

As a teacher I feel I have a moral obligation to help the children in my classroom grow toward becoming full human beings and to feel successful. Teaching cognitive skills is not enough...

Jean Me**

 

P

Part of the Problem

What we're saying today is that you're either part of the solution, or you're part of the problem.

Eldridge Cleaver
(1935-98, founder member and information minister of the Black Panthers, American political activist group, in a speech in 1968.)

Passion

Teaching is not a profession; it's a passion.

Unknown

Perfection

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Aristotle

Perseverence


Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1953) founder of Ford Motor Company

Pleasure

It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought--that is to be educated.

Edith Hamilton

Prepare

A good education is not so much one which prepares a man to succeed in the world, as one which enables him to sustain a failure.

Bernard Iddings Bell Chaplain, University of Chicago

Press on

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, 'Press on,' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Calvin Coolidge

Prosperity

If I were asked ... to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of Americans ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply: To the superiority of their women.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Proverb

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.

Chinese proverb

Provisions

Education is the best provision for old age.

Aristotle

Q

Questioning

The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein

Questions

Education is more than filling a child with facts. It starts with posing questions.

D.T. Max

R

Rational Societies

In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have.

Lee Iacocca

Reading

It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can't do anything else, read all that you can.

Jane Hamilton

Reality?

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Albert Einstein

Remember

Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.

B. F. Skinner

Replace

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm Forbes

Responsibility

It is the responsibility of every adult... to make sure that children hear what we have learned from the lessons of life and to hear over and over that we love them and that they are not alone.

Marian Wright Edelman

S

Sam Walton's 10 Rules


RULE 1: COMMIT to your business, believe in it more than anybody else.

RULE 2: SHARE with your associates, and behave as a servant leader in a partnership.

RULE 3: MOTIVATE your partners, think of new and more interesting ways to motivate and challenge them.

RULE 4: COMMUNICATE everything you possibly can to your partners. The more they know, the more they'll
understand. The more they understand, the more they'll care.

RULE 5: APPRECIATE everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute a few
well-chose, well-timed, sincere words of praise.
 
RULE 6: CELEBRATE your successes.

RULE 7: LISTEN to everyone in your company, and figure out ways to get them talking.

RULE 8: EXCEED your customer's expectations.

RULE 9: CONTROL your expenses better than your competition. This is where you can always find the competitive
advantage. You can make a lot of different mistakes and still recover if you run an efficient operation.

RULE 10: SWIM upstream. Go the other way. Ignore conventional wisdom.


Seeds...

It's not what is poured into a student, but what is planted.

Linda Conway

Silliness

If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Sport

Learning is not a spectator sport.

Anonymous

Success

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.

David M. Burns

Superman

Label on a child's Superman costume: Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.

Unknown

T

Task


Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.

Helen Keller

Temper, Temper

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

Robert Frost

The Best

We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world.

Dan Quayle

The Object

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.

Robert Maynard Hutchins

Thinking

We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.

Albert Einstein

Thought

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

Confucius

Thoughts

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Aristotle

Time Machine


We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.

Jeremy Irons


Tolerance

The highest result of education is tolerance.

Helen Keller

U

Understand

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Confucious (551 BC - 479 BC)

Understanding

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.

Doris Lessing

V

Vitality

The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves.

Joseph Campbell

W

Weak?

We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

Wrong Road?

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.

Jim Rohn


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