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Bruce Jenner, 1976 Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon says, "If I wasn't dyslexic, I probably wouldn't have won the Games. If I had been a better reader, then that owuld hav ecom reasily, sports would have come easily... and I never would have realized the way you get ahead in life is hard work."

Author: Carol S. Dweck, Source: MindsetSaved by amberb in mindset dillidence 1 week ago[save this] [permalink]

...we must join neither the idolaters nor the "debunkers" of human love....nineteenth-century literature...talk as if they thought falling in love was the same thing as sanctification....The debunkers...are always pulling up and exposing the grubby roots of our natural loves....The highest does not stand without the lowest. A plant must have roots below as well as sunlight above and roots must be grubby. Much of the grubbiness is clean dirt if only you will leave it in the garden and it keep on sprinkling it over the library table.

Author: C.S. Lewis, Source: The Four LovesSaved by tabe218 in cslewis love 1 month ago[save this] [permalink]

The glory of God is man fully alive.

Author: Irenaeus of Lyons, Source: unknownSaved by tabe218 in mvp 1 month ago[save this] [permalink]

Love ceases to be a demon only when he ceases to be a god.

Author: M. Denis de Rougemont, Source: Four Loves by C.S. LewisSaved by tabe218 in cslewis love 1 month ago[save this] [permalink]

When we understand the intelligence behind students' errors, we can help in a way that truly extends their understanding.

Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins, Source: The Art of Teaching Writing, Lucy McCormick CalkinsSaved by amberb in education 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

The woods would be silent if no bird sang but the best.

Author: Henry David Thoreau, Source: unknownSaved by amberb in courage 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

I think the mirror should be tilted slightly upward when it's reflecting life--toward the cheerful, the tender, the compassionate, the brave, the funny, the encouraging, all those things.

Author: Greer Garson, Source: UnknownSaved by milk in optimism 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

As we move around the room hearing our studetns' stories, our teaching changes our children-- and it changes us. Each child becomes infinitely precious to us. "What fascinating, amazing kids I have," we think. When we feel this way, we stand a chance of making a differene in their lives.

Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins, Source: The Art of Teaching Writing, Lucy McCormick CalkinsSaved by amberb in education 3 months ago[save this] [permalink]

It is not necessary to expect that all of us, as teachers, will regularly draft, revise, and publish our own essays and poems. What is necessary, however, is that we have memories of a time when we loved writing and that we draw on those memories when we teach writing. If we have even once in our lives experienced the power of writing, our teaching will forever be changed.

Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins, Source: The Art of Teaching Writing, Lucy McCormick CalkinsSaved by amberb in education 3 months ago[save this] [permalink]

It is an illusion that writers livew more significant lives than non-writers; the truth is, writers are just more in the habit of finding the significance that is there in their lives.

Author: Vicki Vinton, Source: The Art of Teaching Writing, Lucy McCormick CalkinsSaved by amberb in education 3 months ago[save this] [permalink]

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