"FOR LEADERS & TEACHERS"<br />FEBRUARY 2005 | Motivating and Inspiring

"FOR LEADERS & TEACHERS"
FEBRUARY 2005

February 28, 2005
" Teachers are the earthquakes; the students are the aftershocks."
Marc Smith --- Submitted by Nikki G., Age 16 --- California
Mr. Smith was my science and math teacher. Hhe got fired for teaching the way he did. He was not like other teachers, he was unique. He treated all of his students like peers not students. I have learned so much from him. He is an inspiration. Just to meet this man is an honor but to have him teach me is more than anything I could ever want. Mr. Smith is our earthquake; we are the aftershocks --- just smile and nod.


February 28, 2005
" Results are better than intentions."
Dr. Phil --- Submitted by Erika C. --- California


February 28, 2005
" All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them."
Earvin "Magic" Johnson

February 23, 2005
" He who dares to teach must never cease to learn."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Marcus M. --- Washington


February 23, 2005
" The key to solving problems is not through the heart, not by one's schematic mind, nor by a person's points of view; it is through Mathematics!"
Virgin Lions --- Submitted by QA Agamata --- Philippines


February 23, 2005
" Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
Martin Luther King, Jr.


February 21, 2005
" Luck is an ideal whereby opportunity meets preparedness and favored by correctness."
Copyright © 2000 S`bongiseni Nkosi
This quote was formulated after a lengthy debate on the definition and existence of luck. As I was relaxing later on trying to figure out the solution, I came up with this definition.


February 21, 2005
" Taking responsibility is a dimension of maturity, being accountable is maturity."
Copyright © 2005 Dan Yovich
I sent this out to my students who recently procrastinated on an assignment.


February 21, 2005
" Education today, more than ever before, must see clearly the dual objectives: education for living and education for making a living."
James Mason Wood


February 16, 2005
" The only thing that's the 'end of the world,' is......... the end of the world!"
Written by PJ Bahr --- South Dakota
I said this to my kids as they were growing up and would come home feeling like it was "the end of the world," due to a poor grade, a teacher's pessimistic remark or a peer's "pressure."


February 16, 2005
" The time to fix the roof is when the sun is shining."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy --- Submitted by J. Griffin --- Georgia


February 16, 2005
" Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion."
Allan Bloom


February 14, 2005
" In order to make a difference, you must be different."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katie L., Age 14 --- North Carolina


February 14, 2005
" Learn from your mistakes so that you may teach others what you have learned."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jacob Stogner --- Texas
I don't know if I heard this before or not but I thought of this when my friend was telling me about his mistakes he has made with his relationship.