Poetry by Jeff Green


Teacher’s pests

by cricketjeff on July 27, 2009.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Each student finds a different way to learn
And none of them are right and none are wrong
The greatest teachers know how to discern
The path they need to lead their class along

For some a book and silence is the way
Osmosis seems to carry every thought
Another mind can only learn through play
Not grasping abstract concepts bravely taught

Or laughter, helps to oil unwilling wheels
Unsparked by words that drone into his ears
Until you learn how every student feels
You cannot hope to mentor to your peers

Do not assume that your way is the best
It may be near the worst for all the rest