老师改变了他的一生

[不指定 08/09/28 11:35 | by admin ]
The difference a teacher can make

史蒂夫已经12岁了,他的父母都是酒鬼,他几乎都要辍学了。然而,他阅读能力不错,但他总是考试不及格。从一年级开始,一直这样。史蒂夫长得很健壮,看上去比12岁的孩子要大。但他一直都被人忽略,直到有一天怀特老师的到来。


Steve, a twelve-year-old boy with alcoholic parents, was about to be lost forever, by the U.S. education system. Remarkably, he could read, yet, in spite of his reading skills, Steve was failing. He had been failing since first grade, as he was passed on from grade to grade. Steve was a big boy, looking more like a teenager than a twelve year old, yet, Steve went unnoticed... until Miss White.


Miss White was a smiling, young, beautiful redhead, and Steve was in love! For the first time in his young life, he couldn’t take his eyes off his teacher; yet, still he failed. He never did his homework, and he was always in trouble with Miss White. His heart would break under her sharp words, and when he was punished for failing to turn in his homework, he felt just miserable! Still, he did not study.


In the middle of the first semester of school, the entire seventh grade was tested for basic skills. Steve hurried through his tests, and continued to dream of other things, as the day wore on. His heart was not in school, but in the woods, where he often escaped alone, trying to shut out the sights, sounds and smells of his alcoholic home. No one checked on him to see if he was safe. No one knew he was gone, because no one was sober enough to care. Oddly, Steve never missed a day of school.


One day, Miss White’s impatient voice broke into his daydreams.


“Steve!!” Startled, he turned to look at her.


“Pay attention!”


Steve locked his gaze on Miss White with adolescent adoration, as she began to go over the test results for the seventh grade.


“You all did pretty well,” she told the class, “except for one boy, and it breaks my heart to tell you this, but...” She hesitated, pinning Steve to his seat with a sharp stare, her eyes searching his face.


“...The smartest boy in the seventh grade is failing my class!”


She just stared at Steve, as the class spun around for a good look. Steve dropped his eyes and carefully examined his fingertips.


After that, it was war!! Steve still wouldn’t do his homework. Even as the punishments became more severe, he remained stubborn.


“Just try it! ONE WEEK!” He was unmoved.


“You’re smart enough! You’ll see a change!” Nothing fazed him.


“Give yourself a chance! Don’t give up on your life!” Nothing.


“Steve! Please! I care about you!”


Wow! Suddenly, Steve got it!! Someone cared about him? Someone, totally unattainable and perfect, CARED ABOUT HIM??!!


Steve went home from school, thoughtful, that afternoon. Walking into the house, he took one look around. Both parents were passed out, in various stages of undress, and the stench was overpowering! He, quickly, gathered up his camping gear, a jar of peanut butter, a loaf of bread, a bottle of water, and this time...his schoolbooks. Grim faced and determined, he headed for the woods.


The following Monday he arrived at school on time, and he waited for Miss White to enter the classroom. She walked in, all sparkle and smiles! God, she was beautiful! He yearned for her smile to turn on him. It did not.


Miss White, immediately, gave a quiz on the weekend homework. Steve hurried through the test, and was the first to hand in his paper. With a look of surprise, Miss White took his paper. Obviously puzzled, she began to look it over. Steve walked back to his desk, his heart pounding within his chest. As he sat down, he couldn’t resist another look at the lovely woman.


Miss White’s face was in total shock! She glanced up at Steve, then down, then up.


Suddenly, her face broke into a radiant smile. The smartest boy in the seventh grade had just passed his first test!


From that moment nothing was the same for Steve. Life at home remained the same, but life still changed. He discovered that not only could he learn, but he was good at it!


He discovered that he could understand and retain knowledge, and that he could translate the things he learned into his own life. Steve began to excel! And he continued this course throughout his school life.


After high-school Steve enlisted in the Navy, and he had a successful military career. During that time, he met the love of his life, he raised a family, and he graduated from college Magna Cum Laude. During his Naval career, he inspired many young people, who without him, might not have believed in themselves. Steve began a second career after the Navy, and he continues to inspire others, as an adjunct professor in a nearby college Miss White left a great legacy. She saved one boy who has changed many lives.


You see, it’s simple, really. A change took place within the heart of one boy, all because of one teacher, who cared.
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Big Rocks

[不指定 08/09/22 20:50 | by admin ]
    Big Rocks

    One day, an expert in time management was speaking to a group of students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget.

    As he stood in front of the group of overachievers he said, "OK, time for a quiz." He pulled out a one-gallon, wide-mouth jar and set it on the table in front of him. He also produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar. When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, "Is this jar full?"

    Everyone in the class yelled, "Yes." The time management expert replied, "Really?" He reached under the table and pulled out a bucket of gravel. He dumped some gravel in and shook the jar, causing pieces of gravel to work themselves down into the spaces between the big rocks. He then asked the group once more, "Is this jar full?"

    By this time the class was on to him. "Probably not," one of them answered. "Good!" he replied. He reached under the table and brought out a bucket of sand. He started dumping the sand in the jar and it went into all of the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel. Once more he asked the question, "Is this jar full?"

    "No!" the class shouted. Once again he said, "Good." Then he grabbed a pitcher of water and began to pour it in until the jar was filled to the brim. Then he looked at the class and asked, "What is the point of this illustration?" One eager student raised his hand and said, "The point is, no matter how full your schedule is, if you try really hard you can always fit some more things in it!"

    "No," the speaker replied, "That's not the point. The truth this illustration teaches us is if you don't put the big rocks in first, you'll never get them in at all. What are the 'big rocks' in your life? Time with your loved ones, your education, your dreams, a worthy cause, teaching or mentoring others? Remember to put these big rocks in first or you'll never get them in at all." So, tonight, or in the morning, when you are reflecting on this short story, ask yourself this question: What are the 'big rocks' in my life?

    【中文译文】:

    一天,时间管理专家为一群学生讲课。他现场做了演示,给学生们留下了一生都难以磨灭的印象。

    站在那些高智商高学历的学生前面,他说:“我们来做个小测验”,拿出一个一加仑的广口瓶放在他面前的桌上。随后,他取出一堆拳头大小的石块,仔细地一块放进玻璃瓶。直到石块高出瓶口,再也放不下了,他问道:“瓶子满了?”

    所有学生应道:“满了!”。时间管理专家反问:“真的?”他伸手从桌下拿出一桶砾石,倒了一些进去,并敲击玻璃瓶壁使砾石填满下面石块的间隙。“现在瓶子满了吗?”他第二次问道。

    但这一次学生有些明白了,“可能还没有”,一位学生应道。“很好!”专家说。他伸手从桌下拿出一桶沙子,开始慢慢倒进玻璃瓶。沙子填满了石块和砾石的所有间隙。他又一次问学生:“瓶子满了吗?”

    “没满!”学生们大声说。他再一次说:“很好!”然后他拿过一壶水倒进玻璃瓶直到水面与瓶口平。抬头看着学生,问道:“这个例子说明什么?”一个心急的学生举手发言:“无论你的时间多少,如果你确实努力,你可以做更多的事情!”

    “不!”时间管理专家说,“那不是它真正的意思,这个例子告诉我们:如果你不是先放大石块,那你就再也不能把它放进瓶子了。那么,什么是你生命中的大石头呢?也许是你的道德感、你的梦想?还有你的---切切记得先去处理这些大石块,否则,一辈子你都不能做!”我们可曾问过自己这个问题:人一生的“大石头” 是什么?找出自己人生的“大石头”。
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    今天是我国第24个教师节,谨祝全国所有的老师节日快乐,身体安康。

    1. For all the great things you say and do…
    The best teacher's award goes to you.

    因为您的身教言教,颁给您最佳教师奖

    2. As another school term approaches…
    wish your days turn our to be as great as you make ours.

    新的学期又开始了,希望您过得愉快,就像您带给我们的欢乐一样

    3. You are the best.

    您是最棒的老师
    
    4. Your guidance makes me go far and do things differently.

    您的引导使我向前,并且有不同的作为

    5. Sending flowers to my teacher.

    送一束花给我的老师

    6. Your lessons are still the one that helps me.
    Your words are still fresh and warm.
    You've swayed my life so deeply.
    You're still my best teacher.
    Far across the miles, sending you wishes of love and peace on Teacher's Day.

    您的教诲我至今仍受益良多,言犹在耳,深深影响了我,您是我最敬爱的老师,在教师节的今天遥寄我的祝福,祝您平安快乐

    7. A sweet and lovely gift to my favorite teacher.

    献上一份甜蜜又可爱的礼物给我最敬爱的老师

    8. You are a special person in our life.
    We all love you, Sir!

    你是我们生命中很特别的一个人,老师,我们都敬爱您

    9. To Sir, With Love

    老师,我们敬爱您

    10. It's your day, Teacher. Have a great day!

    老师,这是属於您的日子,祝您愉快

    11. The best way to learn is to learn from the best.

    名师出高徒

    12. Five starts for my best teacher.

    老师,颁给你五颗星的奖( 最佳老师)

    13. Thanks for being such a great teacher.
    Happy Teachers' Day.

    您真的是一个好老师,谢谢您,祝教师节愉快

    14.Wishing you a happy Teachers' Day.

    祝您有个愉快的教师节

    15. Thanks for being an inspiring teacher.

    老师,谢谢您的启发

    16. Hearty wishes on Teacher's Day.

    在教师节的这一天,衷心的祝福您

    17. You taught me to aim for success and to accept failure with courage. Happy Teachers' Day.

    您教导我们追求成功并有勇气接受失败.祝教师节快乐!

    18. Warm thoughts of love and regards to our loving teachers.

    对敬爱的老师献上我们的爱与关怀

    19.I want to be like you, when I grow up.

    我长大也要像你一样

    20. Your guidance makes us to achieve what we have dreamt for.
    Thank you for being my teacher.

    你的引导使我们的梦想实现,谢谢你能成为我们的老师

    21.Sending great love to the greatest teacher of the world.

    向世界上最伟大的老师致敬。
       Step one:

   Plant yourself deep in a bed of faith, and pack it down solid and tight. Drench daily with positive thinking, and keep saturated just right. Mulch often with forgivenss, for this will help you grow. Quickly remove any seeds of worry, for they will soon germinate, and keep out the weeds of despair. Nourish disappointments with hope whenever it is neeeded, and always stay cool and shaded when you feel irritated or heated. Trim away guilt or depression, for they create decay, and cultivate with happy memories as often as every day.              
      步骤一:

  把自己紧紧牢牢地埋在“信念”的土壤里。每天浇灌以“积极”的思想,并始终保持湿润。经常以“宽容”来护根,这样有利于幸福的幼苗成长。一旦发现忧虑的种子,及时除掉,否则它们很快就生根发芽,同时也将绝望消灭在萌芽状态。在必要时,用希望来滋养失望;烦躁不安的时候,保持冷静。修剪枝叶,修剪去愧疚和沮丧,否则很快出现衰枝败叶。每天用“幸福回忆”细心照料幼苗。

   Step two:

   Harvest the lessons of the past; just dig, pick, and hoe. And nurture the roots of the present, for now is when you flourish and grow. Start planting for the future; set your goals in a row. Spade the bed well for all your dreams to grow.       步骤二:

  挖掘、收割、筛选,从“过往”收获经验。精心照料“此时此刻”的根茎,因为这正是旺盛生长的时期。有所计划与目标,着手种植“明天”。翻掘一下泥土,为孕育明天的梦想做好准备。

   Step three:

   Remember that grief is a natural predator, so learn to tolerate some damage. Protect your garden with daily prayers, for this will help you manage. Bury the criticism and complaining, for they are injurious pests. Sow the seed of love wherever you may go--for joy, love, and laughter are surely bound to grow. Although the thorns of life may be here to stay, just sprout a smile along the way...and be thankful for what you have today!

      步骤三:
     记住,“不幸”是天生的肉食动物,明白它们带来的伤害在所难免,你就会对不完美多一份理解和宽容。每天“祈祷”,保护你的花园,这有利于掌控。将“批评”与“埋怨”这些害虫掩埋起来。将“爱”的种子播散到你足迹所至的每个角落,“欢乐”、“爱”和“微笑”就会生机无限地发育成长。哪怕生命“荆棘”满途,也要在一旁种上微笑的芽苗……不管一切如何,为今天你所拥有的全部心存感激吧!
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今天咱们就来学习如何抛媚眼送秋波,含情脉脉D。

1. get sb. the glad eye

抛媚眼;送秋波

Means: look amorously at sb.

请看例句:

The man at the next table was giving her the glad eye.

坐在旁边桌子那儿的男子向她抛媚眼。

2. make sheep's eyes at sb.

Means: to look at someone in a way that shows you love them

请看例句:

The lovers were making sheep's eyes at each other over the table.

恋人隔着桌子互送秋波。

Did you see that creep eyeing up every woman at the party?

你看见那个讨厌的家伙了吗?他对聚会上的每个女人都垂涎欲滴地打量不停。
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