(the school bus)
All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside,
It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it.
If they were right, I'd agree, but it's them you know not me.
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go.
- Cat Stevens
(son or daughter going to college)
Anyone who can only think of only one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination.
- Mark Twain
Applause for a great teacher
Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something.
Don't just stand there; make it happen.
- Lee Iacocca
Are you as smart as a Fifth grader?
Back to School/ the Books
Black Board Fever/Jungle
Brain Block / Building / Busting
By the Numbers
Chalk it up … to positive thinking! / to another crazy day!
Civilization is a race between education and disaster.
- H. G. Wells
Confidence is contagious. So is the lack of it.
- Vince Lombardi
Cool for School
Cruising the want ads.
A day you waste is one you can never make up.
- George Allen, American Football Coach
Degree in hand and job in your pocket
Degree in hand and ready to go
Discover true wild life … teach school.
Do/Learn something new everyday.
The Dream is now a reality
Eat, Sleep,and Breathe Books
Education, in the broadest and truest sense,
will make an individual seek to help all people, regardless of race,
regardless of color, regardless of condition.
- George Washington Carver
First Day of School
(see tips below)
The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and
mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.
- Thomas Edison
Go to the head of the class
(Great kids game by Hasbro - 1960's)
A good education opens up endless possibilities
(favorite books and reviews)
He stood puzzling and puzzling: "How could it be so?"
he puzzled and puzzed 'til his puzzler was sore.
- Dr. Seuss,
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Hooked on books
(favorite books and reviews)
Hurray for New Math … so simple that only a child can do it.
- New Math was the latest fad for teaching math in the 60's,
and Tom Lehrer wrote a song that poked fun at this ridiculous program.
And he should know; he was a math teacher at Harvard.
New Math has (fortunately) faded away, but now we have Chicago Math,
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison
I think my teacher sleeps at school.
I will not yell in class.
I will not stomp my feet when I am mad.
I will not throw things.
I will not tease the other kids.
I am the teacher. I am the teacher. I am the teacher.
If I have been able to see farther than others,
it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants.
- Isaac Newton
If you can read this … thank a teacher! In fact just thank all teachers!
We would be a mess without them!
If you have made mistakes, even serious ones,
there is always another chance for you.
What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.
- Mary Pickford
The important thing is to understand what you're doing, rather than to get the right answer.
- Tom lehrer
The influence of a good teacher can never be erased.
Invincible determination can accomplish almost anything,
and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
- Thomas Fuller
It is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls.
The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities,
and get back home by six o'clock.
- Woody Allen, My Speech to the Graduates,
Side Effects, 1980
It's hip to be square
Just Hangin' Out
Land of the Learning
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
- John F. Kennedy
Learn by doing
Learning becomes more miraculous and ever present when the human heart is engaged.
- Dr. Laurence Martel, Leading expert on learning and retention
Learning can never be erased.
(eraser and chalk or pencil and eraser)
The Learning Zone
Lessons in Logic
Let us realize that the privilege to learn is a gift,
that power to learn is a blessing, that love of learning is success.
- David O. McKay
Life asks us to make measurable progress in reasonable time.
That's why they make those fourth-grade desks so small so you won't fit them at age 25.
Lots of Learning Going On
The love for learning must come from someone's love of teaching.
Making the grade
Man often becomes what he believes himself to be.
If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing,
it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it.
On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it,
I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
- Mahatma Gandhi
The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who
try to do nothing and succeed.
- Lloyd Jones
The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees, in every object,
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson
The more we learn of the world the better we will live in it.
Teaching tolerance for others begins by learning as much as you can about the
world and all it's people.
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman, 1869-1940, American anarchist
No Pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
- Helen Keller
Nothing on earth can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving
his goals; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson
Number crunching/ cruncher
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
- T.S. Eliot
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties
disappear and obstacles vanish.
- John Quincy Adams
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.
The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill
Pomp and Circumstance
Put your best foot forward
Reach for the Stars
Reach high and touch the stars
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
So keep your mind limber - read more.
Ready to move on to the working world.
Realizing the dream
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Smart as a whip/Sharp as a tack
S-mitten with my students.
(picture with mittens all around it)
So many books, so little time.
Some drink at the fountain of knowledge… others just gargle
Stop me before I volunteer again.
Stop when red … Lights may flash
(sign on the back of bus)
Strategy and Cunning
A teacher should be inspiring, dedicated, creative, a leader.
A teacher with class
(print the word class with ornate lettering)
Teachers bring the world into view
Teachers do the WRITE thing.
Teachers - helping to shape great minds.
[Teacher's name] is a class act.
[Teacher's name] is in a class of his/her own.
Teachers light up our lives with love.
Teachers touch the minds of tomorrow today.
Teachers Touch Tomorrow/The Future
Teaching is an Art of the heart
Teaching is the work of the heart
Teaching with heart and soul.
Thank you for helping us spread our wings and teaching us so many things.
There is no such thing as too many books.
There is only one way to succeed in anything,
and that is to give it everything.
- Vince Lombardi
This is what a GREAT teacher looks like --------->
The toughest job you'll ever love -Teacher.
Trivia is not trivial
We are the world, we are the children,
- Lyonal Richy, Quincy Jones
The Wheels on the Bus [go round and round]
Without teachers we would be ignorant of the world and doomed to repeat
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents,
works his tail off to develop them into skills,
and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
- Larry Bird (American Basketball Player/Coach)
A wise teacher makes learning a joy
You are not a teacher you are an awakener.
- Robert Frost
You are well equipped with an incredible potential for absorbing knowledge.
Let your imagination, the key to learning and memory,
unleash that brain power and propel you along at ever-increasing speeds.
It’s not an exclusive path with access granted only to those with a special
gift for learning.
It is, instead, available to everyone who has a brain.
- Dominic O’Brien (World Memory Champion)
You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it,
the intelligence to make a realistic plan,
and the will to see that plan through to the end.
- Sidney A. Friedman
You can't scare me … I am a teacher.
Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues.
Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God.
- Leo Buscaglia
Easy as π = 3.14159265…
π in the sky
πr2 - NO, pie are round; cake are square
A backward poet writes in-verse.
A calendar's days are numbered.
The math professor went crazy with the blackboard. He did a number on it.
A plateau is a high form of flattery.
The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.
A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon
of math disruption.
The science professor discovered that her theory of earthquakes was on shaky ground.
A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
To write with a broken pencil … it's pointless.
You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.
When fish are in schools they sometimes take de-bate.
Old Art Teachers never die, they just fade.
OLD MATH TEACHERS never die, they just reduce to lowest terms.
OLD MATHEMATICIANS never die, they just dis-integrate.
OLD MATHEMATICIANS never die, they just lose some functions.
Old Music Teachers never die,
they just quietly decompose.
OLD TEACHERS never die, they just lose their class.
OLD TRIGONOMETRY TEACHERS never die, they just lose their identities / go off on a tangent.
-- First day of school rituals : lay out clothes,
new supplies in new back pack, special breakfast,
pictures at the bus stop or in front of school,
parent party after children leave.
-- If your children do any science reports:
scrap them into their book with the graded page prominent.
These things get lost and forgotten and should be preserved and remembered.
-- Some big projects should be remembered but they don't fit a scrap book.
Take pictures from all angles and scrap the written report.
Take a picture of your child (and teacher) next to the project.