Monday, May 7, 2012

National Teacher Appreciation Day


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By Akindman

Each of these quotes are excellent topics for standalone articles onto themselves as they speak to the core of the need for high caliber teachers.  Please take a few moments to read each and reflect them.  Thank you.

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"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." ~William Arthur Ward

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"In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less." ~ Lee Iacocca


"Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended to; convinced that on their good sense we may rely with most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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"Information is the currency of democracy." ~ Ralph Nader

"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." ~ Mark Van Doren

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"Compassionate teachers fill a void left by working parents who aren't able to devote enough attention to their children. Teachers don't just teach; they can be vital personalities who help young people to mature, to understand the world and to understand themselves. A good education consists of much more than useful facts and marketable skills." ~ Charles Platt

"Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth."
~ Helen Caldicott, author and peace activist

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"The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth." ~ Dan Rather

"The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards." ~ Anatole France

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"There is an old saying that the course of civilization is a race between catastrophe and education. In a democracy such as ours, we must make sure that education wins the race." ~ John F. Kennedy

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We would love to hear from you.

Thanks to all those dedicated teacher past, present, and future!


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