Saturday, December 4, 2010


I've recently stumbled upon the amazing site known as Wordle- it makes "clouds" from words you paste into the site. So cool.

This is one of my very favorite quotes, by Emerson:

"To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a child, a garden, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."

Wordle: Success

Another, by Jonathan Kozol:

"The best of teachers are not merely the technicians of proficiency, they are also ministers of innocence, practitioners of tender expectations... teachers like these believe that every child who has been intrusted to their care comes into their classroom with inherent value to begin with."

Wordle: Teachers

1 comment:

  1. I enjoy your blog. I am a US Fulbright Scholar in Cluj. I am impressed that you are here teaching English; are you a Peace Corps worker? Email me at if you'd like.
    Dan Ratliff