Monthly Archives: May 2017

A Teacher

When I consider all the things for which

I am thankful: my life, my family, my health, friends

The freedom to be an American, and the beauty of

The world in which I live, I know also

That I am deeply grateful for my profession.

I have the most important job in the world!

I am a teacher.

I am sometimes awestruck by the responsibility

Placed within my hands

To teach the future citizens of the world.

Before me in my classroom sit

Future scholars, philosophers, poets and architects,

Writers, doctors, craftsmen,

Future parents,

Waiting and trusting that I will help

To guide them, and give them the skills needed

To live in the future world.

Some days I am discouraged, frustrated, overworked

Or angry because of all the demands placed upon me.

It only takes a quiet time of reflection, though

For me to remember how deeply proud and grateful

I am to be a teacher.

Many years from now

When I’m no longer here

It is my hope that men and women

Will be thankful for their lives,

Their health and friends

The freedom to be an American

And the beauty of the world

In which they live,

And perhaps will live a bit

Better and with greater joy because

I was their teacher.

 

~Marlene Zahn Chaney, 1990

A Teacher’s Prayer

I want to teach my students more than lessons in a book;

I want to teach them deeper things that people overlook~

The value of a rose in bloom, its use and beauty too,

A sense of curiosity to discover what is true;

How to think and how to choose the right above the wrong,

How to live and learn each day and grow up to be strong;

To teach them always how to gain in wisdom and in grace,

So they will someday make the world and brighter, better place.

Lord, let me be a friend and guide to give these minds a start

Upon their way down life’s long road, then I’ll have done my part.

~Jill Wolf

The Teacher

Lord, who am I to teach the way

To little children day by day

So prone myself to go astray?

I teach them knowledge, but I know

How faint they flicker and how low

The candles of my knowledge glow.

I teach them power to will and do,

But only now to learn anew

My own great weakness through and through.

I teach them love for all mankind

And all God’s creatures, but I find

My love comes lagging far behind.

Lord, if their guide I still must be,

Oh, let the little children see

The teacher leaning hard on Thee.

~Leslie Pinckney Hill

 

Online Summer School for all High School Students

It’s that time of year when students are looking for summer school to enhance or supplement their education.  Please share this out with all teachers, parents and administration.  It could help students get into colleges or trades that will make a huge difference in their lives.  This is the same curriculum that The Bridge Virtual Academy utilized.  Thanks!  ~Sandy

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