Inspiration and Beauty on Puget Sound

"Education is to nourish your soul and transform your life."
Ruth Simmons, President of Brown University

My day of learning started with this quote. It was a perfect way to start a day exploring best ways to teach comprehension to students. In a room with about three hundred teachers I listened, talked, shared ideas,read, reflected, and was energized by Stephanie Harvey.
The other quote that stayed with me after I left today was:
" Every effort must be made in childhood to teach the young to use their own minds.For one thing is for sure:If they don't make up their own minds, someone will it for them. "
Eleanor RooseveltWe ended the day enjoying a walk at Saltwater State Park with a spectacular view of Puget Sound.


  1. Sounds like you had a good trip. And that picture makes me want to go for a walk there!
    Eleanor Roosevelt's quote ought to be embossed on every blackboard in every school, and hung on every fridge in every home.

  2. I felt the same way about the quote. I am going to hang it up on the door of the teacher lounge in a large font!!!!


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