John Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010) spoke mountains of truth for me today. This verse that he quoted caught me especially:

“No written word nor spoken plea can teach young minds what they should be, not all the books on all the shelves but what the teachers are themselves.” -Elbert Hubbard

I’d say this applies to all minds, not just young ones. To be what you want your students to learn seems to me to be the most powerful way to reach people. Thanks Elbert & John.