Saturday, November 26, 2011

Words of Inspiration and Motivation


I have searched online for a countless number of hours searching for Ann Turnbull quotes but she just doesn’t have any! I did find a quote from one of her books titled “No Shame, No Fear” The quote from the book I found is:
"Don't cry. We won't be parted. I promise."

The synopsis of the book is “It is 1662, and England is reeling from the aftereffects of civil war, with its clashes of faith and culture. Susanna, a young Quaker girl, leaves her family to become a servant in town. Seventeen-year-old Will returns home after completing his studies to begin an apprenticeship arranged by his wealthy father. Susanna and Will meet and fall in love, but can their bond survive — no matter what? Theirs is a story that speaks across the centuries, telling of love and the fight to stay true to what is most important, in spite of parents, society, and even the law.” (Turnbull, 2004)
There were two University of Kansas researchers (Ann Turnbull being one of them) that did research on families who have children that are deaf and came to the conclusion that everyone in a family is affected by the child’s disability, not just the child. Ann Turnbull and her partner wrote a paper and in the paper she quotes a mother of a two year old. “"Here you bring home what you think is going to be a perfectly normal baby, and then you find out - wow, this child can't hear my voice. The whole family has to kind of give." ("Ku researchers examine," 2005)

Quotes from Lilian Katz include:

Of course children benefit from positive feedback. But praise and rewards are not the only methods of reinforcement. More emphasis should be place on appreciation—reinforcement related explicitly and directly to the content of the child's interest and efforts.” ("lilian g. katz," 2011)

“As you consider whether to move a child into formal academic training, remember that we want our children to do more than just learn how to read and write; we want them to learn in such a way that they become lifelong readers and writers. If we push our children to start learning these skills too far ahead of their own spontaneous interest and their capacity, we may sacrifice the long-range goal of having them enjoy such pursuits.” ("lilian g. katz," 2011)

“Experts generally agree that taking all opportunities to read books and other material aloud to children is the best preparation for their learning to read. The pleasures of being read to are far more likely to strengthen a child's desire to learn to read than are repetitions of sounds, alphabet drills, and deciphering uninteresting words.” ("lilian g. katz," 2011)

Quotes from professionals in the week two presentation video about passion, wisdom, motivation: 

Loiuse Derman Sparks: “As I grew up, I wanted to continue to be a teacher because I had a built in passion that it was important to make a real contribution to the world and fix all the injustices in the world and I wanted to do that through teaching.”

Sandy Escobido: “My passion really stems from my personal experience growing up. My Mom and Dad come from different countries. They came to this country looking for better job opportunities for them and for us. My parents involvement in my education really made me want to work in Early Childhood Education.” 

QUOTES ABOUT PASSION, MOTIVATION, and WISDOM that have meaning to me:
"Follow your passion, and success will follow you."  ~Terri Guillemets

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive.  And then go and do that.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~Howard Thurman

"The years teach much which the days never knew."  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer."  ~Author Unknown

"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well."~ Aristotle

"By learning you will teach;
by teaching you will understand."
~Latin Proverb

Turnbull, A. (2004, September 9). No shame, no fear. Retrieved from

Ku researchers examine how family life is affected by children who are deaf . (2005). Retrieved from

lilian g. katz quotes. (2011). Retrieved from g. katz

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