“Can I see my baby?” the happy new mother asked. When the bundle was nestled in her arms and she moved the fold of cloth to look upon his tiny face, she gasped. The doctor turned quickly and looked out the tall hospital window. The baby had been born without …Read More »
I was 12 and I watched my father carefully as he rowed on the tranquil lake. It was late summer, August, the buzzing wings of dragonflies snapped past us. I pulled back and rocked the small canoe. Dad turned and looked at me and reassured me with a wink. I …Read More »
In 1957, Mexico’s scrawny players overcame the odds to become the first foreign team to win the Little League World Series
-- By Jim Morrison - Smithsonian.com, April 06, 2010
They came to be known as “Los pequeños gigantes,” the little giants.
In baseball, a game full of real and imagined fairy tales from Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ’Round the World” to Bernard Malamud’s fable The Natural, no story may be more inspiring or surprising than the story of the 1957 Little League team from Monterrey, Mexico.Read More »
Reminds us to look for the good qualities in our students.
You may be the only teacher who says something positive to them that day.
Reminds the teacher that they have to be flexible.
Things don't always go the way we plan,
But flexibility will help to work it out.
Reminds the teacher that sometimes we do more than teach,
That we help heal hurt feelings, broken dreams,
And lend an ear to a problem.
Reminds us to be thankful and we should list our blessings daily,
But also encourage our students to list their blessings
Unknown Author Back in the fifteenth century, in a tiny village near Nuremberg, lived a family with eighteen children. Eighteen! In order merely to keep food on the table for this mob, the father and head of the household, a goldsmith by profession, worked almost eighteen hours a day at …Read More »
Man Rescues New Mexico Girl from Suspected Kidnapping
August 15, 2011--When New Mexico resident Antonio Diaz Chacon saw a little girl being snatched from the street and placed into a blue van, he had no doubt about what he needed to do. He jumped into his own car and followed.
The 6-year-old victim had been going to a neighbor's house for a package of tostadas when she was grabbed from the street. Diaz had seen the man cover the girl's mouth and place her into the van. A neighbor screamed in Spanish, "Let her go, she's not yours!"
Martha Diaz said her husband told her he was going to block the way, that he was going to stop him. Martha called 911 as her husband left to follow the van.Read More »
He says the problem with teachers is, "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?" He reminds the other dinner guests that it's true what they say about teachers:
Those who can, do; those who can't, teach.
I decide to bite my tongue instead of his and resist the temptation to remind the other dinner guests that it's also true what they say about lawyers.
Because we're eating, after all, and this is polite company.
"I mean, you're a teacher, Taylor," he says. "Be honest. What do you make?"Read More »
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This is a powerful ad campaign to show adults that children will mimic what they see... especially from people who are supposed to be their role models.
Australia’s National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, launched this thought-provoking television/cinema campaign in 2009. Watch this movie and, if it moves you, share it will others... especially with those who have children .