"FOR LEADERS & TEACHERS"<br />JUNE 2003 | Motivating and Inspiring

"FOR LEADERS & TEACHERS"
JUNE 2003

  • June 30, 2003
    " The teacher's task is to initiate the learning process and then get out of the way."
    John Warren


  • June 30, 2003
    " The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas."
    George Santayana


  • June 30, 2003
    " Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not."
    Walter Bagehot


  • June 25, 2003
    " The most extraordinary thing about a really good teacher is that he or she transcends accepted educational methods."
    Margaret Mead


  • June 25, 2003
    " The ability to think straight,
    some knowledge of the past,
    some vision of the future,
    some skill to do useful service,
    some urge to fit that service
    into the well-being of the community--
    these are the most vital things
    education must try to produce."
    Virginia Gildersleeve


  • June 25, 2003
    " Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three."
    Confucius


  • June 23, 2003
    " Education for some is like a vacation, and for others ....it's their last resort."
    Copyright 2003 Jon C. Pitts II


  • June 23, 2003
    " The central task of education is to implant a will and facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people."
    Eric Hoffer


  • June 18, 2003
    " A good teacher teaches a child the three R's :
    Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.

    A better teacher teaches a child the three C's as well:
    Cooperation, Commitment and Compassion.

    But the best teacher teaches the child the three S's:
    Self-appreciation, Self-confidence and Strength of character.

    For if you have the last three, you can love yourself. And if you love yourself, all you need is a gentle push to love others, which your self-confidence provides."
    Copyright © 2003 Kim Mascarenhas
    This is dedicated to my favorite teacher-Tr. Mariamma. She helped me and still helps me carry on through life, no matter how many times I hurt her in my impetuosity. A teacher will never know how great her power is to alter a child's perspective and attitude. Someone ought to tell them, for they deserve all the respect they can get.


  • June 18, 2003
    " Education is the knowledge of how to use the whole of oneself. Many men use but one or two faculties out of the score with which they are endowed. A man is educated who knows how to make a tool of every faculty, how to open it, how to keep it sharp, and how to apply it to all practical purposes."
    Henry Ward Beecher


  • June 18, 2003
    " ... in our work with students it's the quality of our relationship with them, not the content we teach, that is the most significant element determining our effectiveness."
    Carl Rogers


  • June 16, 2003
    " Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word "ability". One brush stroke stands for capable, the other for patient. How to gain ability, is to be patient and persistent."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Zhan Rui Hua


  • June 16, 2003
    " I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward."
    Thomas Edison


  • June 16, 2003
    " Sometimes the toughest people to you are the ones who care about you the most."
    My teacher, Mrs. Avery --- Submitted by Britany J., Age 14 --- Michigan


  • June 11, 2003
    " Education should be the process of helping everyone to discover his uniqueness, to teach him how to develop that uniqueness, and then to show him how to share it because that's the only reason for having anything."
    Leo Buscaglia


  • June 11, 2003
    " We must have the courage to examine everything, discuss everything and even to teach everything."
    Condorcet


  • June 11, 2003
    " Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction."
    Annie Sullivan


  • June 9, 2003
    " Nine tenths of education is encouragement."
    Anatole France


  • June 9, 2003
    " You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself."
    Galileo


  • June 9, 2003
    " The basic idea behind teaching is to teach people what they need to know."
    Carl Rogers


  • June 4, 2003
    " The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. In our system, she must become a passive, much more than an active, influence, and her passivity shall be composed of anxious scientific curiosity and of absolute respect for the phenomenon which she wishes to observe. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon."
    Maria Montessori


  • June 4, 2003
    " Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."
    Robert Frost


  • June 4, 2003
    " It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult."
    Seneca


  • June 2, 2003
    " Good teachers are costly. Bad teachers cost more."
    Bob Talbert


  • June 2, 2003
    " The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
    Alvin Toffler


  • June 2, 2003
    " I'm not a teacher, but an awakener."
    Robert Frost