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: 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


to practice and learn

with a watchful eye,

and a gentle, but firm,



I add a little


to clarify there.

I keep everyone on

a straight and


and sometimes curvy path.

I am not...

a tester,

a data collector,

an uncreative


My calling

for that, thankfully

has never



can not be



can not be


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!


Anonymous said...

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

Robin said...

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