Teacher's Day!!!

Well, today in Mexico is Teacher's Day -- a day dedicated to celebrate all those who have given their lives on to the formation of other's minds, souls, spirits, paths, etc. So, today I had no classes.

But --- who was that teacher that inspired you, taught you, MEANT something in your life?

I've had hundreds... well, that's a little over dramatic. I've had quite a few. From Elementary school, Jr High, High School, and all the way through College, the good ones have provided that extra thing that made me be the person who I am right now. And it's in their shadow that I am now a teacher for younger generations of students. I want to think that I am one of those teachers who can be called upon later on and some student will say "Remember Miss Rain? Oh! She was the best teacher I've ever had..."

So, in honor of Miss Berta (5th grade), Miss Francisca (Workshop, Jr High), Mr. Zuniga (math, Jr High), Mr Alejandro (Communications, High School), Miss Elvia (Biology, High School), Miss Silvia (Math, High School), Mr. Carlos (Literature, High school), Mr. Estrada (Writing Workshop, High school), Mr. Cadena (Philosophy, high school), Dr. Perez Casio (Swine medicine, college UACJ), Dr. Trejo (Pathology, college UACJ -- RIP), Dr. Montoya (Dog and Cat Medicine, UACJ), Dr. Alonso (Clinical Lab, UACJ), Dr. Salais (Anatomy, UACJ), Jaime Balleres (Photography, UACJ)... ALL OF YOU --- THANK YOU!!!! ^_______________^


Treat the students the way you would want to be treated.

"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove . . . . but the world maybe different because I was important in the life of a child." - Kathy Davis - thanks bev98

No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness, and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure- Emma Golmam

Don't set your wit against a child- Johnathan Swift

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand- Author unknown

A A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money. - Author unknown

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. - Thomas Carruthers

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron. - Horace Mann

Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others. - Confucius

Experience is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting the lesson. - Vernon Law

He who dares to teach must never cease to learn. - Anonymous

I believe that every human soul is teaching something to someone nearly every minute here in mortality. - M. Russell Ballard

I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning. - Carl Rogers

All learning begins with the simple phrase, "I don't know".

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. John Ruskin

"They may forget what you said, But they will never forget how you made them feel."

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless. ~ Mother Teresa

The work can wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work. ~ Patricia Clafford

Never have ideas about children, and never have ideas for them. -- George Orwell

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.--Alvin Toffler

'It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts... it is to teach them to think, if that is possible, and always to think for themselves.' --- Robert Hutchins

"It is not so much what is poured into the student, but what is planted that really counts." - Unknown

"The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this afternoon." - Anonymous

"One father is worth 100 schoolmasters." - George Herbert

"By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn." - Latin Proverb

"If the student fails to learn, the teacher fails to teach." -

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." -

"To teach is to learn twice." - Joseph Joubert

Challenge of the day : Find something good in everyone. - Unknown

"Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right." - Henry Ford

"Teach a child how to think, not what to think." - Sidney Sugarman

"When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name, it means trouble." - Mark Twain

"Teacher : The child's third parent." - Hyman Berston

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

"I touch the future. I teach." - Christa McAuliffe.

"To teach is to touch lives forever." - Anonymous

"Good teacher is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater." - Gail Godwin

"Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best." - Bob Talbert

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. ~Lily Tomlin as "Edith Ann"

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

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. ~Jacques Barzun

Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~Author Unknown

If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher's job. ~Donald D. Quinn

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing. ~John F. Kennedy

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. ~Thomas Carruthers

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. ~Gail Godwin

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. ~Horace Mann

Most teachers have little control over school policy or curriculum or choice of texts or special placement of students, but most have a great deal of autonomy inside the classroom. To a degree shared by only a few other occupations, such as police work, public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid. ~Tracy Kidder

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Brooks Adams

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. ~Author Unknown

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple. ~Amos Bronson Alcott

A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism. ~Louis A. Berman

We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children. ~John Sculley

Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more. ~Bob Talbert

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

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. ~Edward Bulwer-Lytton

A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image. ~Author Unknown

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. ~Karl Menninger

Teaching should be full of ideas instead of stuffed with facts. ~Author Unknown

A cross-eyed teacher can keep twice the number of children in order than any other, because the pupils do not know who she's looking at. ~Four Hundred Laughs: Or, Fun Without Vulgarity, compiled and edited by John R. Kemble, 1902

Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures. ~Eugene P. Bertin

A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils. ~Ever Garrison

Teachers who inspire know that teaching is like cultivating a garden, and those who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers. ~Author Unknown

Teachers who inspire realize there will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how we use them. ~Author Unknown

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. ~Jacques Barzun

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. ~Carl Jung

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. ~Kahlil Gibran

The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate "apparently ordinary" people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people. ~K. Patricia Cross

When you teach your son, you teach your son's son. ~The Talmud

The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book. ~Author Unknown

Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number. ~Author Unknown

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. ~John Cotton Dana

There are three good reasons to be a teacher - June, July, and August. ~Author Unknown

A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power. ~Thomas Szaz

To teach is to learn twice. ~Joseph Joubert, Pensées, 1842

The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you just learned this morning. ~Author Unknown

Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed. ~Marva Collins

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher. ~Elbert Hubbard

Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the "naturals," the ones who somehow know how to teach. ~Peter Drucker

Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task. ~Haim G. Ginott

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

The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me to forgive their children. ~Louis Johannot

If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, I'll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home. ~Anonymous Teacher


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