Thinking About Your Thinking


Global Sense

Be sensitive to different values and cultures.

Learn acceptance and appreciation for our uniqueness;

celebrate others, do not just be tolerant.

Compete and compare against your best self,
collaborate with others.

Powerful Words to Live By

"You really don't understand something until you can explain it to your grandmother." - Albert Einstein

"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent." - Mohandas K. Gandhi

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle

"The world bestows its big prizes, both in money and honors, for but one thing. and that is Initiative. What is Initiative? I'll tell you: It is doing the right thing without being told." - Elbert Hubbard

"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood. Who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause - who at best, if he wins knows the thrills of high achievement and if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt

  1. “The Four Agreements

  2. 1. Be impeccable with your word.

  3. 2. Don’t take anything personally.

  4. 3. Don’t make assumptions.
    4. Always do your best. ” 
       - Miguel Ruiz



Artwork and Quotation from the

Association for Middle Level Education 


Classroom Top Ten

  1. 1. IALAC- Care & Repair, Never tear.

  1. 2. Cooperate-
            Work Together - The We.

  2. 3. Communicate-
            Use "I" Statements - The Me.

  3. 4. Negotiate-
            Make Win-Win Deals - The Us.

  4. 5. Mediate-
            Ask For and Accept Help.

  5. 6. Not Everyone Gets to the Party at the Same Time With the Same Gifts.

  6. 7. What is Fair is Not Always Equal Nor Always Apparent.

  7. 8. What Goes Around, Comes Around.

  8. 9. KISS- Keep it Simple Sweetheart.

  1. 10. CHA-CHA- Sportsmanship
    Courteous, Honest and Accepting.

7Ps’: Purpose-Patience-Practice-


True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the
world around us.


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                    Contact Information

name       Joanne L. Robert


USPS        Enka Middle School

                  390 Asbury Road
                  Candler, North Carolina 28715

Wordout: Joanne Louise Sakamoto Pellerin Robert

Resume 2014.pdf

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Updated August, 2015.

I was very fortunate to be a 2014 Fellow. Visit the Fund for Teachers Website (click above) for an opportunity to gain the best professional development

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Lucky to be a 2007 Fulbright Alumni. I had the rare opportunity to be the guest of the Japanese Government and their people to study their education program; particularly mathematics. And, I was extremely lucky to connect with family members! The program ended in 2008 with 6541 alumni from 26,478 applicants.

“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”