Small Wonders

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Small Wonders

  1. 1. MHS STAFF DEVELOPMENT 2010- 2011 WELCOME BACK
  2. 2. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. -Albert Einstein
  3. 4. On August 23, 2010 you will begin a new journey with approximately 165 miracles in your classroom.
  4. 5. Live for something rather than die for nothing. George Patton
  5. 7. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. Colin Powell
  6. 9. You will have approximately 133.5 hours of your students’ lives to prepare them for life and change them forever.
  7. 10. “ Teachers have a greater effect on students, and ultimately our society, than anyone other than parents.”
  8. 12. Being a teacher involves more than teaching a subject!
  9. 13. They love learning! Great Teachers love all of their students! They love teaching!
  10. 15. Before we begin to think about curriculum, we must make a connection with our students…
  11. 16. You will face obstacles!
  12. 17. Attitude difference Age difference Economic difference Values difference
  13. 18. Deal with them! It’s your job to recognize the obstacles! Plan for them!
  14. 19. “ Kids can spot fakers and posers instantly. They don’t see why they should listen to you if you don’t really care about them.”
  15. 21. <ul><li>No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair. </li></ul>George Patton
  16. 23. They will remember how you made them feel for the rest of their lives!
  17. 25. You have an opportunity to change your students’ lives forever!
  18. 26. Your students deserve your best every period of every day this year!
  19. 28. Always remember that you are at Mesquite High School because you are the best!
  20. 29. We can accomplish anything we want as a school if we are all 100% committed!

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