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Teacher Pride Rules!

27 Jul

Why not? I found this on the web:

The ABC’s of Teaching

A is for taking Attendance.
B is for Bearing society’s problems.
C is for Caring so much.
D is for Dedication.
E is for your enthusiasm.
F is for shaping the Future.
G is for Grading papers and more papers.
H is for the sticky Hugs.
I is for your integrity.
J is for Juggling all that you do.
K is for the Kindness you share.
L is for Learning.
M is for the memories.
N is for many Notes you have written over the years.
O is for being a true Optimist.
P is for your teacher Pride.
Q is for a few minutes of Quiet.
R is for Returning each Australia Day weekend.
S is for the Students you teach.
T is for becoming a Teacher.
U is for Understanding.
V is for summer Vacation.
W is for the Wisdom of children.
X is for the eXcellence you eXpect.
Y is for your Years of service.
Z is for your Zest for sharing yourself with our children.

Shame there were typos in the original though… I’ve Australianised it slightly.

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Poem from The Momauguin School Connecticut USA

That’s for Dorothy Hoddinott, and every other teacher I have known — the good the bad and the ugly — from Cronulla to Wollongong to The Mine, down to the latest recruits carrying on the job, like Aluminium and The Rabbit.



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Posted by on July 27, 2007 in Education, poets and poetry

 

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One response to “Teacher Pride Rules!

  1. Robert Mandrake

    July 27, 2007 at 10:09 am

    I found your awesome blog via Blogexplosion!
    Really great stuff here…
    I bookmarked this.

    Thank you teachers.

    I would really appreciate your opinion or comment via posting a comment on my blog if you get a spare moment 🙂

     
 
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