I stand alone everyday, encouraging some through smiles and praise, often wiping tears away. I am expected to be mother, father, minister, policeman, social worker, psychiatrist and more But, that's not the half of what my profession has in store.
I am often the first one criticized and the last one praised, My motivation is from the inner, obviously, not from my pay.
For I live in a system where educational investment appears to come last but each new day finds me swamped with more tasks It appears easier to pay parole officers and build more jails than heed lessons, by now, we should know so well I wish more than anything all problems I could solve the desire is always with me, it's carved in my heart I wish I could work miracles with each child I teach: the abused, the homeless, the addicted, the brilliant, the physically challenged - the weak Yet, I know I'm not the only villain when "Johnny does not succeed" It's about working together, it's a society thing But until I find all the answers or I'm joined by more in this battle I will keep on struggling because every child does matter And to those who question my dedication and the fact that my job's a hard task, I would like to have them try it and observe how long they would last.
I guess my greatest shortcoming and what I want others to see is that I am only human, God-I can't be. Share this poem:.
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Social Media. Delivering Poems Around The World. All information has been reproduced here for educational and informational purposes to benefit site visitors, and is provided at no chargeWhen it comes to making a difference in this world, teachers are on the top of the list.
I am proud to be a part of a group of individuals who do what they do for the love of the job and the student, not for the desire of the dollar. I am proud to have colleagues who inspire me every day to be a better teacher.
I am proud to be in a position where at times I am a mentor for those who need it, a shoulder to cry on when no one else will listen, or a much needed positive authority figure to help guide the way.
I am proud to be in a profession where, if I am absent, I am genuinely missed by the people who I am serving. I am proud to be part of something nobody can possibly understand until they set foot in a classroom and teach. No theory, textbook or study can truly define what teachers do each day to make an impact. I am proud that I get to come alongside parents every day knowing they trust me with their most precious and valuable gift. I am proud to be a part of the profession that creates all other professions.
I am proud to be on this journey with my fellow teachers because together we have the priceless opportunity to impact, influence and inspire the future of our world.
You are making an impact of epic proportions, you are changing the lives of your students and what you do each day matters more than you know. I am a Teacher and I am Proud. A simple encouragement… No matter where you may be in your teaching career, whether you are on top of the world or feeling more towards the bottom, BE PROUD.
My new book is available. Popular Posts. Please enter your name. Please enter a valid email address. Get The Link! Thanks for subscribing! Keep in touch.Teacher poems of appreciation, gratitude, and admiration. Thank you teacher poems make teacher feel valued and respected, for an extra special Teacher Day. Number One Teacher Name of teacherI'm happy that you're my teacher; I enjoy each lesson you teach. As my role model you inspire me To dream and to work and to reach.
With your kindness you get my attention; Every day you are planting a seed Of curiosity and motivation To know and to grow and succeed. You help me fulfill my potential; I'm thankful for all that you've done. I admire you each day, and I just want to say, As a teacher, you're number one! By Joanna Fuchs. You're an awesome teacher; I think you're very cool. You're smart and fair and friendly; You're helping all of us.
There are lots of requests for thank you teacher poems, so here's a free verse teacher thank you poem. When I consider all you've taught me and reflect on the kind of person you are, I want to be like you— smart, interesting and engaging, positive, confident, yet unpretentious. I want to be like you— well-informed and easy to understand, thinking with your heart as well as your head, gently nudging us to do our best, with sensitivity and insight.
I want to be like you— giving your time, energy and talent to ensure the brightest possible future for each of us.
Thank you, teacher For giving me a goal to shoot for: I want to be like you! Poems for teachers can compare teacher to a force of nature, as this thank you teacher poem does. This poem for teacher is one of my best Teacher Day poems. Looking for an inspirational teacher poem? This might be the one. A teacher is like Summer, Whose sunny temperament Makes studying a pleasure, Preventing discontent.
A teacher is like Fall, With methods crisp and clear, Lessons of bright colors And a happy atmosphere. A teacher is like Winter, While it's snowing hard outside, Keeping students comfortable, As a warm and helpful guide.
Teacher, you do all these things, With a pleasant attitude; You're a teacher for all seasons, And you have my gratitude! This short Teacher Day poem credits teacher with looking further than just the surface in this student. Thank you, Teacher, For reaching deep in me to find all I can be before I can see it myself. You never gave up on me.
I have a future because of you. Teacher poems can be rhyming poems or free verse, as this teacher appreciation poem is. This thank you teacher poem can be used by students or administrators.Next Poem. I am an educator in a school where the principal would be seen after break running with a meter or so long whip and chasing students back to class.
This is effective and teachers take the Read complete story. Give me less and expect more, Increase the number of students-unscored. Yes, increase them to where they sit out the door, But I'll exceed.
I'm an educator. Give me less and expect more, Test them, test them, and increase the score, My soul, my heart I'll outpour. You see, I am an educator.
No salary increase, less material to store, Lesson plans and classes, don't be a bore. Demands, deadlines-still they ask for more. I'll succeed. Furloughs, uncertainties like never before.
Bigger classes, less money, demands galore, Test scores, vouchers, merit pay, issues soar. I'll succeed; you see, I'm an educator. What Is A Boss? By Hollie Davis. Lonesome Road By Jason Gee. This is effective and teachers take the hint. Teachers will be seen with funny little objects or things that can double as torture instruments. Any teacher who is not effective in this field and who can not pose a real threat may be laughed at and joked about and seen as ineffective and asked to resign; just as I was.
I still want to write a poem about it. Did you spell check your submission? Common Mistakes: the word "i" should be capitalized, "u" is not a word, and "im" is spelled "I'm" or "I am". Menu Search Login Loving. Keep me logged in. April 17th I was sitting in a meeting where we were being informed that cuts were coming, we would have less for our classrooms, and the number of students in each class would be raised.
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You might also like …. Has this poem touched you?If you are a teacher attempting to share your love of poetry with students, you probably put a lot of effort into searching for poems you think will strike a chord. Thank you! Do you have a poem about teaching to share? Facebook group! Elizabeth Mulvahill is a passionate teacher, writer and mom who loves learning new things, traveling the globe and everything Zen.
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I have my middle school students put a phrase on each line, such as "I am the pen that is mightier than the sword," developing metaphors with the ideas. My students, even my special needs children, had a great time with this. We also did this in conjunction with reading a nonfiction article about Malala Yousafzai, the girl who was shot by the Taliban.
At the time, many children of the world held up signs saying, "I am Malala. Then we watched her speech to the U. It was a very powerful activity. Younger students can color the "I Am" and draw a "self portrait" underneath.
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