Getting it Right

A couple of days ago I posted about the end-of-the-year scrapbook I am helping to make as thank you gift to for my daughter’s teacher. I got roped into volunteering for the job, but am not the one who is actually putting together the layouts; rather, my job is to collect a series of teacher or education-related quotes which be added to the pages as embellishments, borders or titles.

I shared some of my favorites in a previous post, but just found out that most of them were too long. So, I’m back at it again. I decided to search for shorter quotes on various scrapbook websites, but none seem to list the famous sayings according to length. Needless to say, it took longer than I had expected.

Fortunately, I found a few that I think will work well. They better work well because I am running out of time. The book needs to be done in less than a month. Of course, if the following quotes don’t work, then maybe you can use some of them in your school-related layouts:

I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think. – Socrates

Learning is not a spectator sport. – D. Blocher

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. – George Santayana

School is a place were you go to eat your lunch – Unknown

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. – W. Fusselman

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever. -Martin Fraquhar Tupper

Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein

I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. – Albert Einstein

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. – B. F. Skinner

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.

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