- In some countries, Teachers' Days are intended to be special days for the appreciation of teachers. World Teacher’s Day is celebrated across the world on October 5th , with great verve and enthusiasm.
- On Teacher’s day The Gleaner management team engage students in several primary and secondary-level schools as they provided relief for teachers in honour of Teacher’s Day.
- (thought) thinking: the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
- (thought) the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual; "19th century thought"; "Darwinian thought"
- (thought) idea: the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
- An idea or opinion produced by thinking or occurring suddenly in the mind
- An idea or mental picture, imagined and contemplated
- One's mind or attention
thoughts on teachers day - One Heart
One Heart at a Time: Inspirational Thoughts for Teachers
A great gift for teachers, One Heart at a Time brings daily encouragement to teachers as they touch young lives. Each of the 60 Bible-based devotionals points readers to God, the source of their strength, as well as offers practical suggestions for building relationships with students. Appropriate for private and public school teachers as well as those who homeschool. Vicki Caruana has a heart for teachers, drawing on her experience as a classroom teacher, homeschooling mom, and teacher educator.
Day 065/365: Vacant
Something's just missing.
And I'm pretty damn certain I know what.
I like this picture. No reason. I just do.
I sat in that hallway for a long time. No one else.
Just me, myself, and I.
I got an 85 on my chemistry cummulative exam! When I went up to get my grade, I was shivering...until I saw it. I was so happy that I almost tripped on my way back to the table and injured my friend, Lisa, when I high fived her....hehehe. I had a rather harsh 'conversation' with him last period; my substitute chem teacher, I mean. What is it about male teachers? Well, pretty much, everything.
After school, I went to Jamba Juice for my weekly smoothie. I went by myself, because, well, some things I prefer doing solo. I sat in the vacant corner and read for a while. Speaking of reading, I finished "The New Rules of High School" and "The Realm of Possibility" in a period of hmm, 3 or 4 days! Both books-- completely outstanding. I don't want to elaborate because if you've never read these books, you should, and I don't want to spoil it for you!
When I came home, I made a huge list of my daily likes and dislikes. I'm very observant when I'm alone and my mind frequently tosses out thoughts and ideas. I posted it in a bulliten on MySpace, but I don't think many cared. I'll try again:
- taking the flyers people hand out for anyone who desires one. i've grown to believe that most people ignore those fluorescently colored pieces of paper and walk on by because whatever they've got going on for them is all they can think of. i, on the other hand, enjoy grabbing one, even if the advertisement (such as palm readings/cell phone sales) doesn't pertain to me. i find satisfaction in having the ability to make someone's life a little easier.
- walking an alternative route to get home
- venturing alone
- when a little girl is walking, drops a purse, four steps later she realizes she dropped it, starts to tear, and then the man walking behind her picks it up and accompanies the return with a "here you go!" and her face lights up. (I don't think this was a proper sentence..)
- finishing a book
- when people stare at you for no reason. "take a picture, it'll last longer." actually, no, i take that back. if a complete stranger took a picture of me, i would shove some ham up their ass, and possibly sue.... yeah, i'd sue.
- when i see an interesting person walking toward me in the opposite direction. by the time i turn around, he/she has turned the corner or crossed the street. the sad part is, in a big place like manhattan, you'll probably never see them again.
- hoping for the best and expecting the worst
- when a bum/poor dood pretends he's blind so passerbyers feel complied to to offer him some money. the second he's handed a lincoln (the dollar, i mean), he rushes off to the nearest deli for a Bud.
not so blind now, are we?
- finishing a book
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Currently Spinning: "The Test" - The Academy Is...
Day Of Silence.
Tomorrow, May 3rd 2012, is a very important day for me and my school. It's called the Day of Silence, and it happens at my school every year. It's my first time experiencing it, and I'm quite excited. Let me give you a little excert from our paper we got:
"Imagine if you had to be someone your not because your way of living isn't acceptable to others? What if you couldn't go see an ill lover in the hospital because you are not legally bound? What if your friend was attacked and killed because people thought that your friend was gay? Please join us in the Day of Silence May 3rd..."
So, in other words, the Day of Silence is trying to show people what bullies do to others. For the whole day you are supposed to be silent. You can't say a word to anybody, to show what words and horrific bullying does to people. They become silent. Teachers know about this, and are given a list of everyone who is participating so they don't call on them. I know it sounds like a challenge,and it is, but it's worth it. The point is to show that sexual discrimination, racial slurs, and other forms of bullying silence people into pain, suffering, self harm, or even suicide.
I will post a picture after school tomorrow of what I did for it. So..Yeah. Give your thoughts and opinions if you would like down below :)
thoughts on teachers day
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