How many women with MENOPAUSE does it take to change a light bulb?
what a constructive weekend that was ! But I suppose That is just ME. can work best under pressure. I knew this last week would be terribly busy but to think of it that we could pack so many chores in just two days and achieve it ! Wow .. its such a good feeling of having completed all of them. AND that too, draging the poor boys everywhere with us.
So I am finding some direction for the school thingy that has been sitting on my chest for the last 7 months ! All the while we had one particular school in mind but we so concerned with some of vibes that I had been getting. It so happens that, when I just got fed up of the whole thing and said we’ll put them back to the old/previous school, we decided to check up on a school I had checked 3 years back and as it turns out, they do have teachers who understand the concept of dyslexia and although they are not trained to teach in special ways, they can assist coz the class room size is quite small, only 13 kids per class, which ofcourse is good for us. So we have that appointment and assesment today which will decide if this is the school for us. I am very nervous coz I think this might be the last hope for US, and to think of it that the boys have not touched their books in the last 3 months !!! Suddenly I found myself asking the boys oral maths sums and thank God I got a few right answers ! I will post some information about dyslexia in my next post for all those parents who are wondering what is this term.
Today was the first day of Ramadan, inshallah. To all the Muslim brothers and Sisters out there, Ramadan Mubarak. Please remember the gates of hell are closed this entire month, Shaitaan (Satan) is chained. It will be easier to control our ill desires, tempers and temptations this month. Please remember the Merit of salaat in this month. Please remember that this is the most loved and crucial month to our Rasool Sal alah wa alai hi wa salam. Please remember that we all are examples for the rest of the world and where Islam is so wrongly looked upon, we all have to change the misconceptions by setting good examples by ourselves. Inshallah.
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