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Invitation

The best leaders aren’t the guys who walk around telling people what to do. The best leaders are the guys who cast a vision & invite others into their story.

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“A teacher that can be replaced by a machine, should be.”

~ Arthur C. Clarke to Sugata Mitra http://on.ted.com/8fRd (an idea worth spreading!)

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come alive

“Don’t ask what the world needs; don’t ask what others think you should be doing with your life. Instead, ask yourself what makes you come alive–because, more than anything else, what the world truly needs are men and women who have come alive.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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best quote of the week, from a very persistant and determined (and often frustrated) older gentleman to whom computers don’t come naturally: “If I live long enough, this might all make sense!”

This gentleman is almost 80 & a retired mechnical engineer. I love folks like this in my classes!

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work, work, work

“Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift,
that power to work is a blessing,
that love of work is success.”

~David O. McKay

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“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that’s the goal of true education.”

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

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“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults.”

~Frederick Douglass

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The first was my own obstinate will to carry on in the face of adversity, one of the many habits of discipline that my father instilled in me and all of my brothers and sisters. We were taught to never give up, never to passively accept fate, but to exhaust every last ounce of will and hope in the face of any challenge. This was most certainly the teaching that led to our eldest brother, Joe Jr., to volunteer for a highly dangerous flying assignment near the end of World War II, one that in fact cost him his life. It fueled Jack’s determination to stay alive as he floated in the Pacific after his patrol torpedo boat was rammed and sunk by the Japanese. And I am convinced that it accounted for the life force and cheerful resolve of our beloved sister Rosemary, who pursued laughter, games, travel, and social affairs well after it became clear that nature had placed severe limits on her intellectual capacity.

~ Edward Kennedy, True Compass

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“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.”

~ Oscar Wilde 1890

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“The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community- these are the most vital things education must try to produce.”

~ Virginia Gildersleeve

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