Pretty and Inspiring


I found these super pretty note cards at Target the other day.  Here's the front of them.  I think they are pretty and inspiring.

The double-whammy.

Jen

PS - My mom and I each collect inspiring quotes.  I'm thinking about laying them out (like a faux graphic designer) and starting a quotable series that can easily be printed.  Do you have an inspiring quote you want to share below in the comments section?  Maybe I can use your favorite quotes in the series.

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  1. I have so many, Jen! I will definitely share them with you. When I was teaching Science/Biology in a regular classroom I used to do "Wednesday's Words of Wisdom" with my students. I would start with a quotation which was often inspirational and definitely thought provoking and we would talk about it as a class. My students loved it. We also had "Friday Factoid" day which was more "sciency" and once in a while I'd throw in a "Warm Fuzzy" that usually involved me (or a volunteer student) reading an inspirational story - the Chicken Soup for the Soul books were good for this.

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    1. Shelley - I love your themed days. It gives students a frame for the week and probably makes each day very special. If you have a favorite (or two...or three) words of wisdom you want to share. Email me! I'd love to include them.

      Miss you, S.

      Jen

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  2. This one has been a favorite for 20 years: “Nothing’s impossible I have found, For when my chin is on the ground, I pick myself up, Dust myself off, Start all over again.” Dorothy Fields

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    1. Susan - That is a great quote! I like its old-fashioned feel, too.

      Jen

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  3. In a gentle way you can shake the world
    -Ghandi

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    1. Hip Mama - What a great quote. I'm adding it to my list. Check back at some point to see how I faux laid it out.

      Keep being hip :)
      Jen

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  4. One of my favorites..."Bloom where you're planted". I'm unsure of the source.

    Another one is, "The little things? The little moments? The aren't little." Jon Kabat-Zinn

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  5. It should say, "They aren't little".

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  6. Confucius/TOP 20 2 of my Favorites

    3. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
    9. Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
    LizT Edu214

    http://listverse.com/2009/02/27/top-20-wise-quotes-of-confucius/

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  7. “If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.” - Maria Montessori

    I’m sure you’re quite familiar with that quote; I certainly cherish it. I worship inspiring quotes, especially if I feel worn-out or jaded. Great quotes can inspire similarly to the way a muse encourages its artist. When you stumble upon a great quote, one that truly touches you, there may be no going back. Using affordable aesthetically pleasing quotes in a classroom (whether as art or in a lesson plan), may encourage our future ‘makers of men’ to be just as magnificent as the epiphany that a mind-blowing quote can trigger.

    Thanks for the inspiration Target and Prof. Lara!
    -Erica R.

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  8. I really love anything with a good, inspiring and uplifting quote on it. I have also found that at my child care center, some of the older kids really appreciate them as well. When I find a nice quote, I print it out and put it on the table for when my after school kids come in. The younger ones usually pay no mind to the quote. However, my fifth grade girls actually take the time to read the quotes and think about what they mean. I have thought about doing this daily when I have my own classroom in the future or having a "quote of the day".

    Taylor H.

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  9. Printing out inspiring quotes for classroom decoration is a good motivator for building students confidence. These quotes can aid in eliminating learned helplessness being: that as a cause of negative stimuli an individual begins to lose hope in themselves improving in an aspect of their life, believing that they are incapable of improving in that area. There a numerable of cases in which students can acquire learned helplessness, developing from environmental influences, motor impairments, learning differences, blindness, and limited sight, deaf and hard of hearing. These attributes of a student’s state of being can potentially have adverse effects on the child's self confidence, permeating into their studies and social life. Inspiring quotes would help boost students suffering from learned helplessness's motivation and self confidence increasing their mental, and social health.


    Katrina Moore

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