| It's a wonderful feeling when you discover some evidence to support
| Art is always the index of social vitality, the moving finger that
records the destiny of a civilization. A wise statesman should keep an anxious eye on this graph, for it is more significant that
a decline in exports or a fall in the value of a nation's currency.
~ Herbert Read
| Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble
their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
| Kids need to learn that "no" is a complete sentence.
~ Family Foundation School
| There's nothing wrong with teenagers that reasoning with them won't
| It takes courage to show your dreams to someone else.
~ Erma Bombeck
| How can we help young people lead lives that are full of energy,
joy and meaning, when their lifestyles encourage passivity, boredom and alienation?
~ Mihaly Csikszentimihalyi,
"Education for the 21 Century" in Education Week, 4/19/2000
| I've come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element
in the classroom. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It's my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher,
I possess a tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.
I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or
de-escalated and a child humanized or de-humanized.
~ Hiam Ginott