Thursday, March 19, 2015

I am...the Teacher--March 19: Slice of Life Challenge #SOLC 2015: 19/31

Slice of Life Challenge: 
For the month of March, I'm participating in a daily writing challenge, blogging, and posting, and reading other teachers' blogs. This challenge was started by two writing teachers, and can be found at their blog each day: www.twowritingteachers.wordpress.com. Feel free to join me! It's a great way to keep story threading throughout your brain each day.
        (Today's Slice inspired by Betsy at Two Writing TEACHERS. Check it out there!)



I am...

the teacher,

the one who takes

the time

to organize,

and plan, to hold a hand

and help.


I am...

the teacher,

the one who steps

on the stage--

and then sends them

away,

to practice and learn

with a watchful eye,

and a gentle, but firm,

interruptive

voice.

I add a little

here,

to clarify there.

I keep everyone on

a straight and

narrow.

and sometimes curvy path.


I am not...

a tester,

a data collector,

an uncreative

statistician.



My calling

for that, thankfully

has never

come.


Encouragement

can not be

quantified,

Creativity

can not be

captured.



Numbers do not

make the essence

of the man,

the woman,

the child.


I am...

the proud facilitator

of children.

The one who tries

to get inside their hearts--

and heads,

and make learning

inspire the hearts and minds

of kids.



I am

the teacher!

2 comments:

writersideup.com said...

A beautifully, poignantly-written poem about the essence--not the "requirements"--of teachers and teaching. You'll love this, Gael :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l_dy8wzZuE

Robin said...

Nicely done Gael! "The one who tries to get inside their hearts and heads" - I love this line.

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