Category Archives: teachers

Life’s Challenges

“Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.” ~ Brian Tracy Challenges–’tis the season for them.  There’s the holiday hoopla that so many … Continue reading

Posted in perseverance, students, success, teachers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Still Relying on Hope

“Hope is a risk that must be run.” ~ Georges Bernanos Ask any professor: the end of the semester is not the time we associate with hope. I look at students and despair: I haven’t taught them enough, they haven’t … Continue reading

Posted in hope, teachers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Life Needs More “Hows”

“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” ~ Tony Robbins Excellent … Continue reading

Posted in advice, students, success, teachers | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tests are a Good Thing

“Never forget that God tests his real friends more severely than the lukewarm ones.” ~ Kathryn Hulme Hume’s words bring a certain glow to my heart. I must be a very, very good friend! Okay, so we’re not talking Job-level … Continue reading

Posted in Self Improvement, teachers, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Back to Love

“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”~Martin Luther King, Jr. This quote cheered me immeasurably today. I am feeling rather disappointed about my students. Today is the day I do final grades for a summer … Continue reading

Posted in Love, students, teachers | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Teaching–Best and Hardest Gig Ever

“Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.”~Ann Richards Considering the woman was the governor of Texas, a state bigger than a number of countries, this is saying … Continue reading

Posted in students, teachers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment