Author unknown There was a professor of philosophy there who was a deeply committed atheist. His primary goal for one required class was to spend the entire semester attempting to prove that God couldn’t exist. His students were always afraid to argue with him because of his impeccable logic. For …Read More »
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Once there was a Gurukula in a village, Gurukula is a place were students will be allowed to serve the teacher and will also learn some of the good habits from their teacher. One fine morning the students were sitting under the tree facing the teacher and a donkey went …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
The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at mewith a smile …Read More »
Learning & Teaching “Teachers affect eternity. They never know where their influence stops.” — Learning & Teaching “Teachers affect eternity. They never know where their influence stops.” — Henry Adams “It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.” — Ralph Waldo …Read More »
-- by James A. Plambeck, Copyright 1995
A teacher was walking with his students . . .
A bit further along, the road turned to the right around a hill and a steep valley opened before them. The hillside above them was barren and rocky, but across the valley terraces had been built with rocks to hold the earth. A vineyard had been planted on the terraces, and they could see the green color of the vines and even the purple of ripening grapes. He looked across the valley, then sat down on a stone at the edge of the road and taught them.
A first grade teacher had twenty-five students in her Clarkston, MI class. She presented each child in her class the first half of a well known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It’s hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. …Read More »