Sunday, August 19, 2012

Education Week 2012

I seriously look forward to this week all year long.
I love it so much.  I'm glad that I could share it with Summer again this year.
It's sure nice when the stars line up such that Education Week is the week before school starts for us.

This is Summer with Scott Anderson.  He teaches Seminary in Bountiful.
The Youth that attend Education Week are so dang lucky.
The have the same presenters that travel all over the US to speak at EFY and youth Conferences.
And these people are at the same place at the same time for Education Week.
The youth that attend are so lucky to have the opportunity to hear messages from these talented speakers.
And there are about 5 girls for every boy.  I have no idea why the local YM have not caught onto this.

I ran into Maureen.  She was in my ward where I grew up.
She was one of my YW leaders.
Summer & her granddaughter were born on the same day and will be attending the same high school.

This is Summer and some of her friends that she met at Ed Week last year.
I attended some classes on my own while Summer attended some classes on her own and with her friends.  Then we attended some classes together.  The Youth presenters are so good.  

Summer was waiting to chat with Hank Smith, one of our favorite speakers of all time.
I heard him speak a few years ago when it was his first time at Ed Week.
I made sure Summer went to his classes last year.
I attended the Youth Class that Brother Smith presented this year.
We are so lucky.  Hank Smith is in our Stake.

Here are some of my favorite quotes...
"When I do good, I feel good."  Abe Lincoln.  (Ryan Eggett)

"You cannot do wrong and feel right."  Ezra Taft Benson (Ryan Eggett)

"Stop telling our youth that they are they chosen generation and start teaching them like they are."  (Mark Beecher)

"Better that one boy starve than entire class be slowly poisoned.  The spirit of the Lord must be in the classroom."  (Mark Beecher)

“Every discovery in science and art, that is really true and useful to mankind, has been given by direct revelation from God. … We should take advantage of all these great discoveries … and give to our children the benefit of every branch of useful knowledge, to prepare them to step forward and efficiently do their part in the great work”  Brigham Young, 1862

"Scripture Study...if you are not writing, you're just reading."  (Hank Smith)

"The Lord has embedded in the Book of Mormon his message to you. Nephi, Mormon, and Moroni knew that, and those who put it together put in messages for you."  Henry B. Eyring

"We are right in the middle of the great and spacious building.  The iron rod runs right through the building.  When we let go we are already engulfed in the 'world'".  Mark Beecher

"Effective Teaching is the very essence of leadership in the Church."  Gordon B. Hinckley

"The scriptures contain so many jewels over which we pass too lightly, especially some stunning one liners."  Neal A. Maxwell

"A casual, infrequent exposure to the scriptures will generally not open the door to the whispering of the Spirit."  Merrill J. Bateman, Nov. 1992

"Casual prayer won't be enough.  Reading a few verses of the scriptures won't be enough.  Doing the minimum won't be enough.  Only a steady ever-increasing effort will allow the Lord to take us to higher ground...You can set the bar for yourself higher and higher..."  Henry B. Eyring

"If I tell you, you will forget it.  If you find it, You'll never forget it."  Lanni Hilton


Carroll Family said...

I SO want to go to Education Week!!!!! Our problem is it lines up with nearly the first week of school and all it's craziness!!! Someday......

Amara said...

Thanks for the quotes. Now I feel guilty. No really there was some good stuff there, I've just got to work harder at my scripture studies.