Thursday, December 30, 2010

Poem: Courage To Teach, Courage To Lead



“ If we are a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less”
Lee Iacoca

Those who can, Do

Those who can do More,


Good teaching

comes from

the identity and integrity

of the teacher.

Who is the self who teaches?

Let Your Life


through your teaching.



Gifts and Capabilities

Results.... Fruit.....

From Caring Comes Courage.

Nurture your caring.

Criticize less,

create more.

Hate less,

love more.

Worry less,

laugh more.

Fear less,

hope more.

Remember that the greatest

reward you get for your efforts

is not what you get for them

but what you become by them.

If you can’t find a way

through the crowd,

make your own path.

Listen to your heart beating.

Don’t let the words you teach

be at odds with what

you feel in your heart

and the way you live your life

On the path of life

few signs are big or clear.

Just don’t get fooled

by the ones that say,

“ You can’t get there from here.”

Don’t settle

for being

what you

used to be

or have been.

Keep reaching for what

you can yet become.


each day you have exactly

the same number of minutes as

Mother Teresa

Helen Keller

Martin Luther King


Let every moment

be an opportunity to

create a memory

touch a life.... light the way.... make a difference

to make the ordinary extraordinary

to give hope.

Let Your Life


The only way to determine our future is to create it.

The choices and actions

we make today

have an impact for the next 10 years.

Therefore be strong and courageous.

Live so that when

other people think of

integrity, enthusiasm,

commitment and caring,

they think of you.

The time is now.

The leader is you.

We are the keepers and guardians

of the future of our nation.

If not the future of our nation, then what?

If not now, when?

If not you, who?

Those who can, DO

Those who can DO MORE,


Those who TEACH


By Ms. Khoo Seok Lin (Singapore)

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