As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the Grade 9 + 10 English class are reading a non-fiction book (or two). There has been some great sharing, as well as a little jockeying to find the right book, which is part of this learning experience.
The students are exploring various ways to internalize some of the ideas and concepts from the books we are reading. So in the past week we have started a quote wall, where students can share some of the best quotes from their books.
Here are a few:
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walt Disney
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein
“Without conflict there is no growth, and the most challenging conflict is within ourselves.” Brio in the Ant and the Elephan
t”The law of nature is: Do the thing, and you shall have the ^power; but they who do not the thing have not the power.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.” Tom Hopkins
“There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their lifeis bound in shallows and in miseries.” William Shakespeare
“Small actions compound over time. That means they grow in size and impact and lead to much bigger things.” Success for Teens