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Quotes from the Masters: Plato

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As a teacher, one of the most frustrating things to deal with is a student who just refuses to try. It seems that some children are immune to every strategy or trick that the teacher may have his or her repertoire.

However, there are other students, who, even though they seem to continually fail, pick themselves up and try repeatedly.  These students are the true inspiration for the rest of us.  Their diligence and determination are traits that will serve them through all the facets of their life.  These are the students that Plato, a teacher, himself, was most likely referring in his quote,  Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

Consequently, even small progress encourages the teacher to positively support the student and urge more frequent attempts at the lesson being learned.  A pat on the back, a sticker, an acknowledgement of any kind can fill the student with pride. Moreover, when the light bulb glows in the student’s eyes, the gift is given back to the teacher as his or her own encouragement to keep trying. The cycle is complete.

Many thank to Robin at Bringing Europe Home for sponsoring the “Quotes from the Masters” challenge. Please go and visit her blog; it is an inspiration.

 

Copyright © Jamie Nowinski and Grandmother Wisdom/ Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jamie Nowinski – Grandmother Wisdom/Grandmother Musings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
 

One Lovely Blog Award

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This morning I received and unexpected gift from terry 1954. My pleasant surprise was the One Lovely Blog Award!  Thank you, terry1954 for sharing the award with me and supporting my blog. I truly appreciate your kindness. 

The rules for this award are as follows:

1.        Give credit to the awesome person who nominated you. 

2.       Describe 7 things about yourself.

3.       Nominate 15 other bloggers.

7 things about me…

1.        Ketchup is not my friend.

2.       I can never find any really cute shoes, because I have giant feet.

3.       My patio table is made out of scrap wood.

4.       A visit to Europe is on my bucket list.

5.       The fastest speed I ever traveled was 116 MPH on the back of a motorcycle. It was exhilarating, and I was very young!

6.       Even though I have taken two Spanish classes in my life and passed, I learned more Spanish from Sesame Street. Agua any one?  It is too Caliente in here.

7.       During summer vacation, Mondays lose their meaning to me.

The following extraordinary bloggers I would like to nominate for the One Lovely Blog Award…

Bringing Europe Home

NMNPHX

Restlessjo

The Bradley Chronicles

FILMPHANATIC

PHOTO NATURE BLOG

the Little Red Reviewer

endlessencounters

Word by Word

From Scratch Club

Bottled Emotions

Hammer Like A Girl

Positive Words Magazine

Lightning Pen’s Blog

Jennirific

Please check out these magnificent blogs!  Don’t forget to leave them a comment.  Thank you to all of you who follow Grandmother Musings. What a wonderful community! 😉

Copyright © Jamie Nowinski and Grandmother Wisdom/ Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jamie Nowinski – Grandmother Wisdom/Grandmother Musings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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