Welcome to the Poetry Friday Roundup! (Find our more about Poetry Friday in this post by Renée LaTulippe here.)
Tuesday was the last day of school in my district, and I’ll be honest, I’m exhausted! The good news is that I’ve had two days to rest and relax and get ready to welcome you here today!
For the past two years, our school did not chose a single individual as teacher of the year. Rather, we were all celebrated for our efforts to keep school as normal as possible for our students. This year, one teacher was recognized each week and we were asked to share a reflection about teaching with our colleagues. Two weeks ago, it was my turn to share my thoughts. Of course I had to write a poem.
I love writing abecedarians and decided that The ABCs of Teaching would be the best form to organize my reflections about all I’ve learned about teaching children over the past 27 years.
The ABCs of Teaching
Ask questions and
Encourage children to explore and
Gifts. Grow their
Journey with joy,
Love and laughter.
Make learning meaningful.
Open hearts to
Quiet doubts and fears.
Read, read, read!
Sing praises, build
Trust, treasure each moment.
Validate and celebrate success.
Wonder what’s next.
eXpect miracles. Stay
Young and never lose your
Zeal for children!
Draft © Catherine Flynn, 2022
I hope you all have a relaxing, safe, and healthy summer!
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