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May 17, 2009 07:04 by Barbara Shelby



The road to success is always under construction.
Author Unknown

Teaching should be full of ideas instead of stuffed with facts
Author Unknown

 Learning is finding out what you already know. ~ Richard Bach

 If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Bruce Barton

 The best inheritance a person can give to his children is a few minutes of his time each day. ~ O. A. Battista

If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
Yogi Berra

 Shoot for the stars.
Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
Les Brown

Honor your commitments with integrity.
Les Brown

Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
Les Brown

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.
Les Brown

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

A man should first direct himself in the way he should go.
Only then should he instruct others.

The essence of education is to help you discover your uniqueness,
Teach you how to develop it, and show you how to give it away.
Leo Buscaglia

 You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.
 Barbara Bush

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

Blessed are the hearts that can bend;
They shall never be broken.
Albert Camus

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. Thomas Carruthers

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

 Tell me and I'll forget;
Show me and I may remember;
Involve me and I'll understand.
Chinese Proverb

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.~John Cotton Dana

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Deepak K. Chopra

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.~ E.E. Cummings

 To think is to differ.~Clarence Darrow

 Your work should be in praise of what you love. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 Only the educated are free. ~ Epictetus

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

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
Gail Godwin

 Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
 Danny Kaye

 By learning you will teach; by teaching you will understand.
Latin Proverb

If you would thoroughly know anything,
Teach it to others.
Tryon Edwards

It is the supreme art of the teacher
To awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein

If a child can't learn the way we teach,
Maybe we should teach the way they learn.
Ignacio Estrada

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

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. 
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Henry Ford

 I am not a teacher, but an awakener.~Robert Frost

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper. ~Robert Frost

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

Too often we give young people cut flowers,
instead of teaching them to grow their own plants.
John Gardner

The teacher is the chief learner in the classroom. ~ Donald Graves

 The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better,
 is because it helps me to forgive their children.
 Louis Johannot

To teach is to learn twice. ~ Joseph Joubert

Knowledge rests not just upon truth, but upon error also.
Carl Jung

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
B.B. King

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn
is hammering on cold iron.
Horace Mann

Teachers should guide without dictating, and participate without dominating.
C.B. Neblette

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.~ Wendell Phillips

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.

A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong,
which is but saying in other words
that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
Alexander Pope

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

 We cannot always build the future for our youth,
but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

 More important than the curriculum
Is the question of the methods of teaching
And the spirit in which the teaching is given.
Bertrand Russell

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
George Santayana

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Angela Schwindt

The only way you can change someone,
Is to first change yourself.
Barbara Shelby

There is one truth to the right, and one truth to the left,
The truest truth lies somewhere in the middle.
Barbara Shelby

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. ~ Socrates

Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more. 
Bob Talbert

The road to success is always under construction ~Lily Tomlin

When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name, it means trouble.
Mark Twain

 The best way to know life is to love many things.
 Vincent Van Gogh

If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time,
all of whom had different needs,
and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble,
and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance,
had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months,
then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher's job. 
Donald D. Quinn

The mediocre teacher tells. 
The good teacher explains.
 The superior teacher demonstrates. 
The great teacher inspires. 
William Arthur Ward

 I put the relation of a fine teacher to a student
just below the relation of a mother to a son...
Thomas Wolfe

 One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes
change a delinquent into a solid citizen.
Philip Wylie

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.  ~ W. B. Yeats

 Education is bitter but the fruit is sweet. ~ Agustin Marissa the elixir of life, the seed of greatness~ Melowpark College

 The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

We think of the effective teachers we have had over the years with a sense of
recognition, but those who have touched our humanity
we remember with a deep sense of gratitude.  ~ Anonymous

  If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school,
I'll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home. ~ Anonymous

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