Looking around me today, I think of the generations of Yale graduates who have come before you. Individuals who have been for something.
There are many names we know and others that would be less familiar – presidents and world leaders, artists and business executives, scholars and scientists.
Like them, I know you will heed the call to leadership and service and leave your mark on every realm of human endeavor.
That is Yale’s mission – that is what Yale is for.
As members of the Yale community, what do we believe?
We believe that facts and expertise, applied with creativity and wisdom, can transform the world.
We believe that education and research save lives and make life more meaningful.
We believe that diversity of thought and diversity indeed are essential to human progress.
We believe, most of all, in the boundless potential of human ingenuity; that together, we can solve great challenges and bring light and truth to a world in great need of it.
Why do we have libraries? What good are these documents and history books?Why do we record and save the actions of men, the negotiations1 of governmentofficials and the events during wars?
We do it because, sometimes, the voice of experience can cause us to stop,look and listen. Sometimes, past records, when understood in the right way, canhelp us decide what to do and what not to do. If we are ever to create lastingpeace, we must seek its origins in human experience and in the records of humanhistory.
From the stories of courage and devotion of men and women, we create theinspirations of youth. History records the suffering, the self-denial2, thedevotion, and the heroic deeds of people in the past. These records can help uswhen we are confused and when we really need peace.
The main purpose of history is to create a better world. History gives awarning to those who promote war, and inspiration to those who seek peace.
In short, history helps us learn. Yesterday’s records can keep us fromrepeating yesterday’s mistakes. And from the pieces of mosaic4 assembled5 byhistorians come the great murals6 which represent the progress of mankind.
I thought a lot attending the lecture about gratitude.The follow is what I want to speak to you. I would like to thank you for all the help you gave me during this past semester. You were alway so patient when I asked you questions. You listened to them carefully and explained everything so thoroughly. You showed me different ways to practice and remember new words and usage. I felt so encouraged and became more comfortable in speaking English. You made the excercise so interesting that I was always very eager to participate and practice. My English has improved so much. How could I thank you enough?! I cannot wait to take your class next semester and keep working on my English.
The people as a teacher, I often ask myself the question: do a good teacher, should have the most important requirements? Are beautiful language? Are a broad range of knowledge? Or a rich teaching experience? In practice, the process I found: As a good teacher must not only have the people fluent in the language of the beautiful, extensive knowledge, rich experience in teaching, the most important thing is to have love.
Teachers are teaching the students love and selfless love, which is the core of morality, it is the flaming torch, ignited the dreams of students; it is a guiding light to illuminate the way students move forward.
Mr. Lu has to say: "Education is rooted in the love of" Love is the source of education, teachers with love, only with horses with the vision to discoverstudents for their education with confidence and love object will have to strive for excellence and innovative spirit. National model workers, Beijing Normal University Professor Lin Chongde think, "love their children are instinctive, and love other people's children are sacred!" Teachers love the students, in essence is a kind of pay do not talk about, selfless no blood of love, a love ofphase relief. Such sacred love is extremely pure. This holy love is the teacher Lee Yuk-pui, the feelings of peach foundation, students realize that, once this true friendship, will be "pro-his teacher, Respect his teacher", thus "trust the Road", it is in the process , imparting knowledge and educating people on the implementation of its fundamental features.
Love is not all education, but the love of education are the most basic precondition, "If every child's pleasure and are upset with your heart beat, caused by your thinking, concern and worry, then you brave to choose the highest teachers work as their career now,
you can find at one of the joy of creation. "It is precisely because of love, so there will be created by pleasure, is created because there is pleasure, so in education, more full of love for the students feelings. Really educational, it is this never-ending love and create a virtuous circle.
Teachers love and respect are the windows to illuminate the soul of candlelight students, students acquire a better start in life at the hands of teachers, teachers only by their own love, and students can have a spiritual impact, in order to transcend the natural person to achieve the perfect property realm. Only by love can we teach students to love everyone around us, love the plants around them. Educator Makarenko Douglas once said: "love is a great feeling, it always work miracles, the creation of new people." If the students are my bees, I am willing flower honey; if my students the flowers are, I must do a good jobgreen leaves; if my students are young, I must be good competent gardener; if my students are satellites, I must put them into a good journey thousands of miles of the rocket; if Rockets are my students do? I must be good soldiers, a rocket with a solid my shoulders, under their brilliant career path. Do not know you in order to allow parents, other teachers in order to know you, the most beautiful found in the children's eyes. When I looked at 100 pairs of desire for children's eyes, just as exposure to bright sky, and at this piece of flashing Stars, I will find a clear mountain spring such as the truth, goodness and beauty. Teachers under the sun for the most glorious cause, let us join hands, do not recall, not a loss, trials and hardships, you move forward.