“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood”
Helen Keller 1880-1968
•Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, on June 27, 1880, as a healthy
•Despite her missing senses, Helen was able to communicate with her family using
signs she had invented to let them know what she wanted.
•When Helen was seven years old, her family hired a private teacher named Anne
Sullivan. Miss Sullivan was sight-impaired herself.
•Anne helped by teaching Helen letters, how to behave, and how to talk. Anne
showed Helen what letters were and what things were.
•Anne taught Helen how to talk by placing Helen's hands on the lips and throat so
Helen could feel the sounds.
•Helen’s accomplishments were going to college, reading and writing in Braille, and
writing her own book.
•She graduated in 1904 and learned five different languages. She was the first deaf-
blind person to receive BA degree.
The process of being mentally stimulated to do or
feel something, esp. to do something creative:
"flashes of inspiration".
The quality of having been so stimulated, esp. when
evident in something: "a moment of inspiration in an
otherwise dull display".
The occupation, profession, or work of a teacher.
Ideas or principles taught by an authority: "the
teachings of the Koran".
Remarkable minds – Quotable
'To stimulate life, leaving it then free to develop, to
unfold, herein lies the first task of the teacher.' Maria
'The object of education is to prepare the young to educate
throughout their lives. ' Robert Maynard Hutchins
'It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative
expression and knowledge.' Albert Einstein
'It is forbidden to walk on the grass. It is not forbidden to fly
over the grass.' Augusto Boal
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.