On this Teacher Appreciation Day 2012, just as the old bumper sticker says, “If you can read this, thank a teacher”. Here are a few quotes about the wonderfully underrated profession of teaching.
“If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher’s job.” ~Donald Quinn
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~Henry Adams
Presenting a little different perspective on this Teacher Appreciation Day, here are two quotes written by teachers.
“If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, I’ll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home.” ~Anonymous Teacher
“The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me to forgive their children.” ~Louis Johannot
THANK YOU TO TEACHERS EVERYWHERE!
Want adventure and/or danger to be found in every aspect of your life? Well, I have just the activity for you – mail a postcard. The catch is that you must travel to the islands of Vanuatu to do it. It is there that tourists can mail a postcard in a post office perched on the rim of a very active volcano located along the Pacific “Ring Of Fire”. Yes, picture hot molten lava spewing from the volcanoes three vents as you write and mail your postcard. Not into “hotmail” of THAT kind – no problem! Vanuatu also has the first underwater post office. Located off Hideaway Island, also in the Vanuatu chain of islands, is a staffed post office located three meters underwater. They offer waterproof postcards and stamps and a very unique embossed cancellation stamp. Don’t like to stand in long lines at the post office – these may be the places for you!