Ray's Readings: Teachers are a 'mad' bunch
August 26. 2014 1:20PM
We as educators, believe that each student is endowed with his or her own individual capacities and characteristics, and that our school, to the best of our abilities, should provide each student with the kind of education best fitted to him or her as an individual. We know that the needs of students are similar, but not identical, and we try to adapt our program to this knowledge.
However, this philosophy runs on a two way street. Students must want to take part in the programs in order to receive the benefits.
Perhaps this poem from an unknown author will give the teachers’ view toward education.
A teacher’s life is filled with troubles,
Squirt guns, spitballs, gum that bubbles,
Whispers, notes and comic books
Apple polishers, dirty looks,
Spring with its resultant fever,
Earnest workers, happy deceivers,
Homework papers overdue,
Grades, with the complaints they bring,
Bells that regularly ring,
Youth that always keeps its bloom,
Laughter filling up the room,
And though I speak with indiscretion,
I’m glad I chose this mad profession!