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Quotes - Jan, 2002 Issue 


It's a wonderful feeling when you discover some evidence to support your beliefs.
~ Anonymous
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.
~ Socrates
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 aggravate.
~ Anonymous
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
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