Thursday, October 30, 2008

Jess' first grade class on the playground!

"No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness, and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true educator should be to unlock that treasure." - Emma Golman

"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless." ~ Mother Teresa

"The work can wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work." ~ Patricia Clafford

These are some quotes that Jess had on her blog today that echo her philosophy of teaching. They were followed with some poignant, rich, soul-deep comments of her own. To say she is a "born teacher" doesn't even begin to describe the gifts she brings to her chosen profession. I take heart in the knowlege that she is using her passion for creativity and her compassionate heart to their fullest use as she attempts to bring out the inherent treasures that dwell in each of her students. I hope their parents know how blessed they are to have this young woman in their lives!

1 comment:

Sherry said...


Hey--what's Jess's blog address?