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"We Celebrate the Yugo" Jean Haverstick

in education when we get excited about kids and campuses that pass the test of minimal skills...

here is a blog entry about that quote.
Better to be a geek than an idiot.

Perfect for the computer teacher in me! :)
I may not have ended up where I intended to go, but I have ended up where I needed to be. - Douglas Adams

While he is known for his bizarre and witty sense of humor he did have some great quotes. It's sad that he has died at such a young age, no more Hitchhiker books 8-(
"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it."
— Margaret Fuller
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. - Carl Sagan (though an earlier scientist had the same idea, but used different words).
"No reserve, no retreat, no regret." -- William Borden

At the beginning of every year, while going over my classroom norms, I use this quote and expound upon it correlating it to their life and school responsibilities.
"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world." -Joel Arthur Baker
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Jack London
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~ Harriet Tubman

“THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.. for though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire...” ~ Thomas Paine

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou
A brief recording of Dr. Martin Luther King quote/speech...

"The Drum Major Instinct"

It is almost a miracle that modern teaching methods have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiousity of inquiry; for what this delicate little plant needs more than anything, besides stimulation, is freedom. -Albert Einstein

Not sure where it came from, but sadly it is still true today:

Our students are better prepared for the industrial revolution than any in history!

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