Quote of the Day

PLANS ARE NOTHING; PLANNING IS EVERYTHING.

"Plans are worthless, but planning is everything."  —Dwight David Eisenhower, 1890-1969 (Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe during WWII, 34th president of the USA) We have to make lesson plans. We have to anticipate student reactions. We must think about what we want to accomplish and what we want students to get out of it. But we also need to be prepared to throw out those plans when the unexpected happens. Eisenhower continues: "There is a very great distinction because when you are planning for an emergency you must start with this one thing: the very definition of "emergency" [...]

By |2017-10-11T13:22:13-06:00April 10th, 2016|Categories: Classroom Management, Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Quote of the Day 12/10/11

INTERPRETING HISTORY “To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.” —Mark Twain, U.S. author and humorist (1835-1910) Apparently the tendency to impose our standards upon our forefathers is not a new phenomenon.  Every generation seems to think itself the wisest that ever lived, with the right to judge the hearts of those that have gone before.  We love to interpret history in a way that makes us look better than others—seems like Mark Twain is saying that this was happening a hundred years ago too. [...]

By |2011-12-07T07:01:29-06:00December 10th, 2011|Categories: Quote of the Day|Tags: |0 Comments