With Teacher Sabs (^o^) 

"Stripped of all colors
your golden soul still shines through.
#Teacher, I love you!” :) 

~ this #haiku #poem is dedicated to all my fellow #educators who are making a difference in the lives of #children from all walks of life <3 Go #Philippines! 

#AwesomeAugust #DepEd #Kto12 #GeeksForTheGreaterGood

With Teacher Sabs (^o^)

"Stripped of all colors
your golden soul still shines through.
#Teacher, I love you!” :)

~ this #haiku #poem is dedicated to all my fellow #educators who are making a difference in the lives of #children from all walks of life <3 Go #Philippines!

#AwesomeAugust #DepEd #Kto12 #GeeksForTheGreaterGood

Of #Lips and #Poets ~

"What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music." ~ Soren K.

Of #Lips and #Poets ~

"What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music." ~ Soren K.

Tags: lips poets

There is a profound kind of joy only teachers will ever understand. Even though we are not as &#8220;permanent&#8221; as parents in the lives of our students, there is a unique, sacred and special bond only teachers and students share. 
Even today, I receive random &amp; regular emails from former students as far back as 7 years ago. The once little girls and boys are now teenagers; some who were monks then, are still monks today (except that they are active on Facebook and Skype, and they&#8217;d even scold me if they couldn&#8217;t catch me online for a long time)! Haha :P With the miracle that is Internet, and now, #Facebook, students find it easier to find, reconnect and stay in touch with their favorite teachers. And for that, I thank God for #technology. 

Teaching children seems to contain the elixir of #youth. Perhaps it&#8217;s the lifelong learning&#8230; To keep school meaningful, it has to be challenging, relevant and fun. And the daily #passion it takes to stretch creativity, #IMAGINATION, and balancing material knowledge with spiritual development among kids pretty much makes most teachers remain forever youthful even though our basic salaries can never afford us to get the so-called magical poison known as #botox. Hahaha! :P 

Today, this is my source of pride, youthful glow, and happiness: My former student, David, in the middle. :) 

Great kid! Outside art and academics, I introduced my students to step dance and street dancing. David was my best dancer. And like the desire of every dedicated teacher, I am proud to say, David is now so much cooler and more awesome than yours truly. Hahaha! Plus, he does #Parkour. Badass! (^o^) 

If I had a son, it would have been this kid. Not only is he dauntless, kind, intelligent, funny, and good-looking, he also loves snakes! &lt;3 Although I am not married and I am yet to achieve my #dream of becoming an awesome #mother, God has already blessed me a hundredfold with the overwhelming love I get from all my &#8220;children&#8221; :) And THAT makes me #LUCKY, and quite possibly, the richest person I know. (^_-) 

CHEERS! 

~Teacher Andrea &lt;3&#160;

#Cambodia #Khmer #French

There is a profound kind of joy only teachers will ever understand. Even though we are not as “permanent” as parents in the lives of our students, there is a unique, sacred and special bond only teachers and students share.
Even today, I receive random & regular emails from former students as far back as 7 years ago. The once little girls and boys are now teenagers; some who were monks then, are still monks today (except that they are active on Facebook and Skype, and they’d even scold me if they couldn’t catch me online for a long time)! Haha :P With the miracle that is Internet, and now, #Facebook, students find it easier to find, reconnect and stay in touch with their favorite teachers. And for that, I thank God for #technology.

Teaching children seems to contain the elixir of #youth. Perhaps it’s the lifelong learning… To keep school meaningful, it has to be challenging, relevant and fun. And the daily #passion it takes to stretch creativity, #IMAGINATION, and balancing material knowledge with spiritual development among kids pretty much makes most teachers remain forever youthful even though our basic salaries can never afford us to get the so-called magical poison known as #botox. Hahaha! :P

Today, this is my source of pride, youthful glow, and happiness: My former student, David, in the middle. :)

Great kid! Outside art and academics, I introduced my students to step dance and street dancing. David was my best dancer. And like the desire of every dedicated teacher, I am proud to say, David is now so much cooler and more awesome than yours truly. Hahaha! Plus, he does #Parkour. Badass! (^o^)

If I had a son, it would have been this kid. Not only is he dauntless, kind, intelligent, funny, and good-looking, he also loves snakes! <3 Although I am not married and I am yet to achieve my #dream of becoming an awesome #mother, God has already blessed me a hundredfold with the overwhelming love I get from all my “children” :) And THAT makes me #LUCKY, and quite possibly, the richest person I know. (^_-)

CHEERS!

~Teacher Andrea <3 

#Cambodia #Khmer #French

Have the courage to ask #QUESTIONS. 

&#8230; Because to ASSUME makes an #ASS of U &amp; ME. :-P 


#BOOKS on #Respect #SelfRespect 
#Philosophy 
#Education 
#Life

Have the courage to ask #QUESTIONS.

… Because to ASSUME makes an #ASS of U & ME. :-P


#BOOKS on #Respect #SelfRespect
#Philosophy
#Education
#Life

Cocoa Farmers Trying Chocolate for the First Time :)

Watch their faces light up when they eat chocolate for the first time. It’s both beautiful, heartwarming and heartbreaking.  

This is a great old photo of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) holding one of Nikola Tesla’s inventions. What was Mark Twain doing in Nikola Tesla’s lab anyway? It turns out that these two were great friends and saw each other as often as they could.
Tesla had first become aware of Twain during his younger years while crippled with sicknesses so bad that the doctors had given up all hope. He was bedridden and sinking into deep despair when someone gave him a couple of Twain’s books to read to pass the time.
Tesla said that the books were so captivating and moving that it helped pull him out of the depressed state he was in, setting the stage for him to recover.
Later on in life he met Mark Twain at a place they both liked to go called The Player’s Club, Twain was someone absolutely entranced by things like science, technology, and inventions and so naturally he connected with Tesla right off the bat. It was there at that club that they began a strong friendship that would last the rest of their lives.
In many ways the two lived in the world of imagination, just different aspects of it. Both could pull ideas out of thin air and make monumental changes to the world around them, one through words and the other through electricity. They admired this ability in each other and liked to hang out and talk for hours in Tesla’s lab.
So really this isn’t only an awesome picture of Mark Twain but also a snapshot of a moment in time between two very good friends. Epic friends.
Source: Tesla Tours

This is a great old photo of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) holding one of Nikola Tesla’s inventions. What was Mark Twain doing in Nikola Tesla’s lab anyway? It turns out that these two were great friends and saw each other as often as they could.

Tesla had first become aware of Twain during his younger years while crippled with sicknesses so bad that the doctors had given up all hope. He was bedridden and sinking into deep despair when someone gave him a couple of Twain’s books to read to pass the time.

Tesla said that the books were so captivating and moving that it helped pull him out of the depressed state he was in, setting the stage for him to recover.

Later on in life he met Mark Twain at a place they both liked to go called The Player’s Club, Twain was someone absolutely entranced by things like science, technology, and inventions and so naturally he connected with Tesla right off the bat. It was there at that club that they began a strong friendship that would last the rest of their lives.

In many ways the two lived in the world of imagination, just different aspects of it. Both could pull ideas out of thin air and make monumental changes to the world around them, one through words and the other through electricity. They admired this ability in each other and liked to hang out and talk for hours in Tesla’s lab.

So really this isn’t only an awesome picture of Mark Twain but also a snapshot of a moment in time between two very good friends. Epic friends.

Source: Tesla Tours

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Read More Memorable Quotes from Uruguay&#8217;s President José &#8220;Pepe&#8221; Mujica: http://mic.com/articles/92369/15-powerful-quotes-from-the-world-s-most-humble-president

Read More Memorable Quotes from Uruguay’s President José “Pepe” Mujica: http://mic.com/articles/92369/15-powerful-quotes-from-the-world-s-most-humble-president

"Tiny pineapples
grow bigger after five moons
despite the bad soil.&#8221; 

July 9th #planting #haiku
by @DreiToledo 

@viankabogera, look at my beautiful pineapples! &lt;3&#160;

#gardening is like #parenting - despite all the limitations 
you need to have faith that even in the toughest of times
your children can grow! (^o^)

"Tiny pineapples
grow bigger after five moons
despite the bad soil.”

July 9th #planting #haiku
by @DreiToledo

@viankabogera, look at my beautiful pineapples! <3 

#gardening is like #parenting - despite all the limitations
you need to have faith that even in the toughest of times
your children can grow! (^o^)

Mastering the basic elements of Effective Speaking and Mindful Listening will have a great impact on our individual and collective growth.

From being sincere and respectful lovers to being awe-inspiring leaders, great parents, and true friends, we all have areas of improvement when it comes to learning how to speak so that people will want to listen.

Faith Has Won

The month of fasting has come, 
the emperor&#8217;s banner has arrived, 
withhold your hand from food, 
the spirit&#8217;s table has arrived.

The soul has escaped from separation
 and bound nature&#8217;s hands; 
the heart of error is defeated,
 the army of faith has won. 

~ A #poem by #Rumi

Happy #Ramadan to all my dearly beloved Muslim friends from all over the world! &lt;3&#160;

#OYW 

Photo by @DreiToledo 
The Blue Mosque 
Sultan Ahmet #Mosque 
#Turkey

Faith Has Won

The month of fasting has come, 
the emperor’s banner has arrived, 
withhold your hand from food, 
the spirit’s table has arrived.

The soul has escaped from separation
 and bound nature’s hands; 
the heart of error is defeated,
the army of faith has won. 

~ A #poem by #Rumi

Happy #Ramadan to all my dearly beloved Muslim friends from all over the world! <3 

#OYW

Photo by @DreiToledo
The Blue Mosque
Sultan Ahmet #Mosque
#Turkey

"Fasting is a shield with which a servant protects himself from the fire."- Ahmad, Saheeh 

Happy Ramadan to all my dearly beloved Muslim friends from all over the world! #OYW &lt;3

"Fasting is a shield with which a servant protects himself from the fire."- Ahmad, Saheeh 

Happy Ramadan to all my dearly beloved Muslim friends from all over the world! #OYW <3

Tags: oyw

I LIKE BIG #BOOKS AND I CANNOT LIE &gt; #ilikebigbuttsandicannotlie

#bookworms &lt;3

Thanks, @vivadiana - reposting! :-)

I LIKE BIG #BOOKS AND I CANNOT LIE > #ilikebigbuttsandicannotlie

#bookworms <3

Thanks, @vivadiana - reposting! :-)

Grab a Glimpse of Grey&#8230;

A beautiful #poem on #spiritual #beliefs by my friend and fellow educator @govhipster :-)

How do YOU define &#8220;spiritual maturity&#8221; or &#8220;spirituality&#8221;?

Grab a Glimpse of Grey…

A beautiful #poem on #spiritual #beliefs by my friend and fellow educator @govhipster :-)

How do YOU define “spiritual maturity” or “spirituality”?

The influence of some #FairyTales like #BeautyandtheBeast &amp; #TheLittleMermaid in the #culture of #abuse. 

#Quotes from the #book of #partnerabuse #therapist @LundyBancroft 
#LundyBancroft on #HumanDignity #Respect #SelfRespect 
#parenting #education #educators #teachers #values #OYW

The influence of some #FairyTales like #BeautyandtheBeast & #TheLittleMermaid in the #culture of #abuse.

#Quotes from the #book of #partnerabuse #therapist @LundyBancroft
#LundyBancroft on #HumanDignity #Respect #SelfRespect
#parenting #education #educators #teachers #values #OYW

Love is the Answer.

Stop the School-to-Prison pipeline.