"FOR LEADERS & TEACHERS"
AUGUST 2003

  • August 27, 2003
    " If ever you want to realize the potential of the human mind, go through the inventions man has made over a period of time."
    Copyright © 2003 B. Radha Krisha
  • August 27, 2003
    " Don't try to fix the students; fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good, and the good student superior. When our students fail, we as teachers, too, have failed."
    Marva Collins
  • August 27, 2003
    " The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction."
    Michael Faraday
  • August 25, 2003
    " It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it."
    Jacob Chanowski
  • August 25, 2003
    " I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this."
    A. C. Benson
  • August 25, 2003
    " Education begins at home. You can't blame the school for not putting into your child what you don't put into him."
    Geoffrey Holder
  • August 20, 2003
    " Teaching is not a profession; it's a passion. Without passion for your subject and a desire for your students to learn and be the best in the world, then we have failed as a teacher and failure is not an option."
    Copyright © 2003 John F. Podojil
  • August 20, 2003
    " If you stuff yourself full of poems, essays, plays, stories, novels, films, comic strips, magazines, music, you automatically explode every morning like old faithful. I have never had a dry spell in my life, mainly because I feed myself well, to the point of bursting. I wake early and hear my morning voices leaping around in my head like jumping beans. I get out of bed to trap them before they escape."
    Ray Bradbury
  • August 20, 2003
    " Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in."
    Alan Alda
  • August 18, 2003
    " Teaching makes you young and beautiful, only if you show your passion for it."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Blandina SBP --- Manila, Philippines
  • August 18, 2003
    " The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself."
    Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
  • August 18, 2003
    Teacher's Prayer

    I want to teach my students how
    To Live this life on earth
    To face its struggles and its strife
    And to improve their worth

    Not just the lesson in a book
    Or how the rivers flow
    But how to choose the proper path
    Wherever they may go

    To understand eternal truth
    And know the right from wrong
    And gather all the beauty of
    A flower and a song

    For if I help the world to grow
    In wisdom and in grace
    Then I shall fell that I have won
    And I have filled my place

    And so I ask your guidance, God
    That I may do my part
    For character and confidence
    And happiness of heart
    James J. Metcalf
  • August 13, 2003
    " An open mind absorbs all information. When closed, only misinformation is allowed to enter."
    Copyright © 2003 Trent McHenry
  • August 13, 2003
    " I learned to make my mind large, as the universe is large, so that there is room for paradoxes."
    Maxine Hong Kingston
  • August 13, 2003
    " I have faith in young people because I know the strongest emotions which prevail are those of love and caring and belief and tolerance."
    Barbara Jordan
  • August 11, 2003
    " You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills."
    Jim Rohn
  • August 11, 2003
    " Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future."
    Euripides
  • August 11, 2003
    " Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier."
    Charles F. Kettering
  • August 6, 2003
    " Teachers are those who teach us not for a written test, but rather for the final exam called life."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jess J., Age 24 --- New York
    I had some amazing teachers in my life, many of whom I still keep in contact with. Always remember that they became teachers because they want to make an impact on those who cross their paths, and act accordingly.
  • August 6, 2003
    " If you study to remember, you will forget. But, if you study to understand, you will remember."
    Author Unknown
  • August 6, 2003
    " Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it."
    Sir William Haley
  • August 4, 2003
    " Teaching is not a profession; it's a passion. Without your passion and dedication, our children's future would resemble a sunset instead of a sunrise. Your days are long and often difficult. Thrive on your passion, and enhance our world's tomorrow."
    Copyright © 2003 Linda A. Podojil
  • August 4, 2003
    " Education is a companion which no future can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate it and no nepotism can enslave."
    Ropo Oguntimehin
  • August 4, 2003
    " Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of man, - the balance-wheel of the social machinery."
    Horace Mann