quotes tagged with 'teacher'

I know! Your teachers told you that it didn't matter if you were wrong and that you were unique and special, and they'd just give you an "A" for effort, cuz you're cute. But I just can't do that. It's just not right!

Author: Dr. Melanie Emelio, Source: Dr. Melanie EmelioSaved by wordlovergirl in effort teacher parents special 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.

One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education.  He argued, "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?"

To stress his point he said to another guest; "You're a  teacher, Bonnie.  Be honest.  What do you make?"

Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, "You want to know what I make?  (She paused for a second, then began...)

"Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. 

I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner.

I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't make them sit for 5 without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental. 

You want to know what I make?  (She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table)

I make kids wonder.

I make them question.

I make them apologize and mean it.  

I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.

I teach them to write and then I make them write.  Keyboarding isn't everything.

I make them read, read, read.

I make them show all their work in math.  They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.

I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know about English while preserving their unique cultural identity.

I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.

I make my students stand, placing their hand over their heart to say the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, One Nation Under God, because we live in the United States of America.  

Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life…
(Bonnie paused one last time and then continued.)

Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money isn’t everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant.”  ….  You want to know what I make?
I MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  What do you make Mr. CEO?”

His jaw dropped, he went silent.

Author: ??, Source: ??Saved by dyejo in teacher difference ceo 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"We have raised the bar," says Elder Ballard. "But that doesn't raise it just for the youth. That raises it for the parents, who have the primary responsibility for teaching their children principles. That raises it for the leaders. That raises it for the teachers. We've all got to take a step up in a world that is unraveling as fast as this one is.

Author: Melvin J. Ballard, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by cboyack in religion life character children family teacher teacher mormonism youth parent raisethebar 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Women as 'nurturers and teachers'

Granddaughters, do not be deceived in your quest to find happiness and an identity of your own. Entreating voices may tell you that what you have experienced in your own homes—that which you have seen your mothers and grandmothers do—is old-fashioned, unchallenging, boring, and drudgery. It may be old-fashioned and perhaps routine; at times it is drudgery. But your mothers and grandmothers have sung a song that expresses the highest love and the noblest of womanly feelings. They have been nurturers and teachers.

Author: James E. Faust, Source: Saved by mlsscaress in happiness challenge experience boredom noble love womanhood teacher home mothers identity routine oldfashioned drudgery nurturer 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for the law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself.
Author: Louis D. Brandeis, Source: "Olmstead v. United States", 277 U.S. 438, 485 (1928)Saved by cboyack in government example law leader teacher model 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Parents, stay close to your children; you cannot delegate your responsibility to the educators no matter how competent they may be. Parents have a duty to train their children, to talk over their problems with them, to discuss what they are learning at school. And it is neither wise nor safe... to leave the determination of our educational system and policies exclusively to the professional educators.
Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: Conference Report, October 1964Saved by cboyack in education responsibility children learning school teacher parents 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
"I would rather trust my child to a serpent than to a teacher who does not believe in God."
Author: Karl G. Maeser, Source: "A Vision of Visiting Teaching" by Spencer W. Kimball, Ensign, June 1978Saved by Brookewheat in education teacher 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Nearly a century ago a French sociologist wrote that every institution's unstated first goal is to survive and grow, not to undertake the mission it has nominally staked out for itself. Thus the first goal of a government postal service is not to delivery the mail; it is to provide protection for its employees and perhaps a modest status ladder for the more ambitious ones. The first goal of a permanent military organization is not to defend national security but to secure, in perpetuity, a fraction of the national wealth to distribute to its personnel.

It was this philistine potential — that teaching the young for pay would inevitably expand into an institute for the protection of teachers, not students — that made Socrates condemn the Sophists so strongly long ago in ancient Greece.
Author: John Taylor Gatto, Source: Dumbing Us Down, pp. 58-9Saved by cboyack in government goal school teacher growth institution student 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Author: William Arthur Ward, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in teacher 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in potential inspire teacher 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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