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by psychobabble

Let’s eliminate the confusion:
I get paid to teach, but trust me
I don’t do this for the money
I come early, stay late,
keep kids after to work with them
haul papers and materials home
I even work summers and vacations
I don’t get paid enough.

I teach because I make a difference
I teach because in your search for truth
I will illuminate pathways
I teach to help you gain awareness of you emerging power
over your intellectual growth
to be the change in your environment

Treat this class as though learning were fortified
With essential vitamins and minerals.
We’ll eliminate the toxicity
No partially hydrogenated oils
High fructose corn syrup
No red #40, yellow #5, blue #1, or green #3
Knowledge will be your growth hormone
Spurring foundations skyward

I’m not concerned whether you can define a noun or a verb
I don’t want you to memorize vocabulary
Instead, I want you to make mistakes
Yes, don’t fear the red pen
Know you will be wrong more often than you are right,
but don’t be put off; this is not failure.
The road to success is often navigated without a map.

The object is to find your voice in a sea of confusion
A voice as unique as DNA, where ideas and experience
make up who you are. So learn the rules,
then learn how to break them to synthesize your world
into a better place.

I am your biggest fan
I will cheer loudly no matter whether you knock one out of the park
Or make the final out with the bases loaded.
You are a valued members of this community
Be open to learning; make it your best friend
and believe in it like you believe the tooth fairy will deliver

Ask questions and question the answers
You are smart and capable
Dumb is a leeching limitation sucking self-esteem
Planting roadblocks we’ll jackhammer and
Bury the ashes

Don’t worry about grades
While a necessary evil, they mean nothing
30 years from now, you won’t be discussing A’s, B’s or F’s
In this class,
You’ll advocate for yourself
Prove that you’ve learned and you’ll be justly rewarded

I have no intention of losing you
That would be a loss to humanity
So for the next nine months, we will forge a bond of respect
I promise to send you home exhausted, begging for more
Then, the next morning, I’ll be there
Holding the door open ready to greet you
“Welcome. Open you mind to a new page.”

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I loved this piece. (Score: 1 )
by ljoseph83 on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 (05:42:46)
I loved this piece. It inspires me because so many people worry about the grade and the teachers don’t care because they have their education. This piece helps me to become a better poet, Student, mother, a better person in general. well done

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