Activities—The Ultimate Quotation Collection
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This 69 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Activities. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Activities, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources as well as from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.
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It seems to be a routine function of the generations to disparage the young. I don’t share this inclination, or at least I try to resist it. One reason? Show choir. Not just show choir. Soccer, too. And speech contest and cross-country. These are the agents of my personal observations of youth, the particular gifts of my three sons, extending to the passions of their acquaintances and friends—gymnastics, diving, football, marching band, robotics, science olympiad, water polo, volleyball and more. You cannot watch the determination, drive, sacrifice and joy inherent in such activities and not feel awe for the young men and women who embrace them.
A simple cure to the heartbreak faced by many teenagers left off the cheerleading squad has been discovered by officials at Plainfield Middle School, Plainfield, Indiana. They let everyone be a cheerleader. ‘The cheerleading uniform companies love us,’ said principal Jerry Goldsberry, whose school has 73 cheerleaders this year. ‘I don’t know any other schools that do this. There may be some in the nation, but I don’t know of any in Indiana.’ The squad is made up of seventh and eighth grade girls, but Goldsberry said boys would be welcome to try out, too. The school, with 800 students in grades six through eight, also applies its wide-open membership policy to the band, the choir and most teams sports. Last year Goldsberry said every meet was ‘like the start of the Boston Marathon.’ He said the rule allowing everyone who tries to make the squad was adopted after an educational consultant stressed the importance of extracurricular activities. ‘Our philosophy is kids need to be involved in as many activities at school as they possibly can,’ Goldsberry said. ‘It’s generating school spirit. If they’re not here at school with their friends, they’d be at home in front of the TV or, in some cases, worse.’
—Northern Illinois Gas Educators Newsletter
The public is screaming at us to produce people who know how to learn and study, who have the characteristics that business and industry require. Consider any list of what industry wants besides attendance records and report card averages: people skills, ability to accept responsibility and follow directions, good presentation of self and personal ideas. These are marketable skills, skills that are cultivated through student activities participation.
— Earl Reum
Any program that attracts 10 million participants, nearly 50 percent of the student body, and only requires a school board subsidy of less than one percent of the total school budget, is truly one of the last, great educational bargains.
—Terrell H. Bell
The other side of academics, if properly balanced, are school activities. Given the great diversity of the human personality, the random distribution of talent, and the wide range of individual intelligence, it is simply common sense to create an environment that is tailored and fine-tuned so that all God-given talent and intelligence is nourished in schools.
Many schools use activities to stimulate, nurture and strengthen pursuits. In addition to the values of the activities themselves, their potential to motivate and reward academic achievement must not be overlooked.
—Terrell H. Bell
I’ve never heard anyone look back years later at the time they spent in high school and wish they had been less involved (in activities). One of the biggest regrets I have heard from many people is that they didn’t get more involved. I think for most people, you look back 20 or 30 years later at high school, it’s the activities they were involved in that are the memories. Many people have a lot of specific fond memories of their involvement, but I don’t think too many people have those same type of memories from just going to school.
—Kathy Robbins, Superintendent
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