Teaching can be so rewarding

F U N   teaching card making and photo frame decoration at Arte Christmas fair at Al Ghazal Mall

F U N teaching card making and photo frame decoration at Arte Christmas fair at Al Ghazal Mall

When the going gets tough ..

Sometimes, we are so absorbed by our own trivial and big issues that we forget to be grateful for what we have been blessed with, taking it for granted, like we almost “deserve ” what we get ! 

Although I felt today could not get any worse, but then it had to happen. Eman my little son .. hes only six but its his tiny fragile fiqure that worries me, he fractured his right arm.  When Samie was back with the kids, upon noticing Eman’s arm, my panic button was suddenly switched on … there was a rush of anxiety and I think more than anything else, I had that strong sense of Deja vu !! I was nearly 10, when I had fractured my right arm too. Now It almost seems like it happened in a different world ! But I knew, exactly how Eman felt when we fled with him to The American hospital ! I learnt from my own sad and lonely experience, that he was primarily very scard  not knowing what was en-store for him, the pain was excruciating but the anxiety was overwhelming .. I was constantly assuring him that it was not his fault .. He was so brave not to shed a tear thru it all.

 Both his bones are fractured. Still I thank the Almighty, it could have been worse, this is only just a tiny inconvenience compared to the hundreds of unfortunate events we hear happening daily to little children. Upon explaining his medical condition to him, Doctor Ali asked him if he had anything to ask him, my little charmer. thought a moment and then asked if the cast would stay on “FOREVER” , when the doctor assured him, he asked if he could play the remote on the play-station !

Needless to say, his misfortune has turned lucky for him, both his elder brothers have finally given in to giving him ” extra time ” on the games !

Quotes on teachers or teaching

Some of the inspirational quotes are on teaching I hope to categorize most of these quotes alittle later.

 What you give for the cause of charity in health is gold; what you give in sickness is silver; what you give after death is lead.

 “If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere” – anonymous

 “It isn’t the load that weighs us down – it’s the way we carry it.” (Anon.)

He who dares to teach must never cease to learn. – Anonymous

All learning begins with the simple phrase, “I don’t know“.

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. John Ruskin

“They may forget what you said, But they will never forget how you made them feel.”

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless. ~ Mother Teresa

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.–Alvin Toffler

It is not so much what is poured into the student, but what is planted that really counts.” – Unknown

“The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this afternoon.” – Anonymous

“One father is worth 100 schoolmasters.” – George Herbert

“By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.” – Latin Proverb

“If the student fails to learn, the teacher fails to teach.” –

“The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.”

“To teach is to learn twice.” – Joseph Joubert

Challenge of the day : Find something good in everyone. – Unknown

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.” – Henry Ford

“Teach a child how to think, not what to think.” – Sidney Sugarman

“When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name, it means trouble.” – Mark Twain

Teacher : The child’s third parent.” – Hyman Berston

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Ward

“I touch the future. I teach.” – Christa McAuliffe.

“To teach is to touch lives forever.” – Anonymous

“Good teacher is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.” – Gail Godwin

“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talbert