Behind the Name

Why the name "Keep Calm and Apple On"?

We've all seen those posters that start with "Keep Calm and..." they can be thought provoking, funny, or just plain true but the original source was for motivation. Wikipedia says, "Keep Calm and Carry On" was a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 several months before the beginning of the Second World War, intended to raise the morale of the British public in the aftermath of widely predicted mass air attacks on major cities." 


Apples have always been some sort of symbol for teachers. But why do students give teachers apples?  "Apples were given because teachers were traditionally paid a very low wage. Fresh apples used to be a very expensive treat. An apple for the teacher was a way to show gratitude to the teacher. The teacher was happy to receive the treat." (source)

  motivation+apple+teacher= "Keep Calm and Apple On"

I wanted this blog to motivate me to be a better teacher! While I am not currently teaching it will always be a part of me and what I do everyday. Apple on!

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