Helen Mirren Thanks Her Teacher

Yesterday, Helen Mirren received BAFTA’s annual Fellowship Prize. In her acceptance speech she said,

“My journey to this place began with a great teacher, Alice Welding, who died just two weeks ago at age 102.¬†She alone was the person who encouraged me to become an actor. And I’d like to thank all those teachers now.

For a mid-week dose of inspiration, watch this fabulous actress share her thoughts on teachers.


Planting Seeds

I was just thinking this morning how teachers are like gardeners. We plant lots of seeds to create an amazing worldly garden that people can walk through and enjoy. Happy Friday everyone.

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” – Carl Jung

Image Credit: Child Tending Broken Baby Seedling free creative commons / D. Sharon Pruitt / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/