Be the change you want to see in this world

"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Is there a special teacher that motivated you to excel? Do you owe her/him a wealth of gratitude for imparting knowledge and life lessons that truly made a difference? There’s no doubt that such teachers should be recognized for all that they do to make a difference. Here’s a poem that goes out to all the teachers who have made and continue to make a positive impact in the lives of their students.

A Dedication to My Dearest Teacher

Thank you for everything

For being the best teacher any child can ask for

For without you,

I wouldn’t be where I’m at now

Without you,

I wouldn’t have the confidence and knowledge

I’ve gained this year.

You have truly made a difference in my life

And I can honestly say that I will always remember you

I will always remember how you motivated me

How you never gave up on me

For you demanded the best with special grace

And you knew I had the potential deep down inside

You knew it all along…

I want you to know too

That I knew you cared and I love you too!


Tamuning, Guam

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE: A teacher who truly cares will not give up on her students.

Source: Guam Poets Club, URL:

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Here are a couple of useful literacy resources that you can navigate online to gather more ideas to enhance your instruction:

Enjoy, and continue to empower your students to excel!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Words that naturally flow from your thoughts and feelings are a form of art called poetry. It’s a good practice to keep a journal by your side, so that you can write to your heart’s content, no matter where you are. Even when people criticize what you write, you should not be discouraged. After all, we’re all entitled to our own opinions, and just because someone says something negative, our freedom to express our own thoughts and feelings can overpower the naysayers. Believe in yourself, express yourself, and let your poetry flow from the depths of your heart! I hope you enjoy the following poem, which relates to this very subject:


My imagination runs wild,
As I grab a pen and write away.
The emotions linger about,
Pushing me to set it free.
It shall be set free in the words that I write.
It shall be set free in the feelings that I express.
It shall be set free, just by knowing it is mine.
My own thoughts,
My own words,
My own feelings --
That in itself is poetry,
Whether it is liked by others or not;
I know this to be true,
That as long as it is dear to my heart,
It's as special as can be,
And no one can deny that it is poetry!

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE: Poetry comes naturally from thy heart.

Source: Guam Poets Club, URL:

Sunday, February 08, 2009

As an educator and a parent, I know the importance of reading. I encourage others to motivate their children to read, and to be reminded that reading is the key to get ahead in life. I hope you enjoy the following poem that tells us all about this very subject:


Reading is the key
To take you to places far and beyond
To capture your heart
To gain a wealth of knowledge
As you journey into an exciting world
Filled with meaningful words
Found in a book
Found in a magazine
Found in a newspaper
Found in a journal
Found in a comic –
Found in anything with print.

Take the time to read.
Read here
Read there
Read anywhere and everywhere
For the stories never cease
And the reading never ends
For the reader with the passion
To read, read, and read!

So if you want to go to worthwhile places
And reach the pinnacle of success
You can possess the winning ingredient
By taking the time to READ!

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE: Reading is important to get ahead in life!

Source: Guam Poets Club, URL: