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 Welcome to Mr. Woods' classroom. Please scroll down the page to read a few valuable words of wisdom.


*****All assignments for in-class and homework will be assigned via Google Classroom.




Mr. Woods welcomes...

students of all ethnicities and nationalities


students with diverse abilities


students who are LGBT


students of all family structures


students who are English language learners


students of all religions


students from all socio-economic backgrounds


students of all body types









Dear Teacher

In Teacher and Child, noted psychologist Haim Ginott includes a copy of a letter that a principal sent to his teachers at the beginning of each new school year.


Dear Teacher,

I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no man should witness:

Gas chambers built by learned engineers.

Children poisoned by educated physicians.

Infants killed by trained nurses.

Women and babies shot and burned by high school and college graduates.

So I am suspicious of education. My request is: Help your students become human. Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths, educated Eichmanns.

Reading, writing, arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more human.














Reading Is Fundamental



“The world is round.”



“Let it swirl”.



“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” -Thomas Edison



“Growth, character, and enjoyment of life come from our mistakes. A child that is not permitted to fall will never learn to walk for walking is succession of falls.”



“To be a teacher in the right sense is to be a learner. I am not a teacher, only a fellow student.”




“Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.”



“People do not fail, they just stop trying.”




“While most are dreaming of success, winners wake up and work hard to achieve it.”





“Fear is the most valuable commodity in the universe.”




“People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people.”


“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. ... We need not wait to see what others do.” –Gandhi


“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; None but ourselves can free our minds.” –Bob Marley


“Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can.” - Arthur Ashe


“You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.” - Frederick Douglass


“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” - Martin Luther King



“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself—the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us—that's where it's at.” - Jesse Owens



“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” - Booker T. Washington


“Freedom is never given: it’s won.” -A. Philip Randolph


“In solitude especially do we begin to appreciate the advantage of living with someone who can think.” - Henry David Thoreau



“It is never too late to give up your prejudices.” - Henry David Thoreau


“Be not simply good - be good for something.” - Henry David Thoreau


“Heroes are often the most ordinary of men.” - Henry David Thoreau


“Always show more kindness than seems necessary, because the person receiving it needs it more than you will ever know.” –Colin Powell


“Rise like the lions after slumber


In unvanquishable number!


Shake your chains to earth, like dew


Which in sleep had fallen on you-


Ye are many; they are few!” -Percy Bysshe Shelley


“Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.” - Arnold Toynbee


“Civilizations in decline are consistently characterized by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.” -Arnold Toynbee



“Second-guess what you already know. Things around you will change so just accept that you’ll never have all of the answers.”


“Read whenever you can. Books, magazines, newspapers, the resources are never-ending and inexpensive.”



“Embrace your mistakes. Most of us learn from our failures rather than our successes.”



“Stop thinking there’s an end in sight. There will always be more to know. That’s the beauty of it!”






“Don’t use your lack of money as a crutch for your lack of craft.”







"Revolution, I repeat, doesn't need violence."


"The truly educated never graduate."


"The Business of America is Business."
"Education is an Investment."


"Nobody owes you anything, you have to work for it."

"It is better to die on your feet, than to live on your knees.

"The USA should invade the USA and win the hearts and minds of the population by building roads, bridges, and putting locals to work.”


"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in a final sense a theft from those who are hungry and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed."

Change the things that you are not willing to accept and accept the things that you cannot change.

"Suffering and adversity develop endurance. Endurance produces character. Character leads to hope, and hope does not disappoint us. As long as you have hope, you can never be truly beaten."


"Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder...And that is war in a nutshell. The master class has always declared wars; the subject class has always fought the battles..."