Category: teaching

A typical day

Each day the same No variety to me I rise Get dressed Complete the routine Arrive at work Smile in place And greet each person At the new day. Each day and every Start like this From there, It’s typically chaos No show for…

Small gains hiding

Teaching’s hard We know the gig The prep, The delivery, And the marking. Whilst all this Takes some time The truth is that it’s easy.   Students dears, Read this well I’ve had many years of teaching; Temper tantrums Silent or loud Are simply…

Collections

Collections of mould Congregate on ceilings In a humid subtropical summer   Collections of dust Congregate under sofas Waiting and plotting To destroy the vacuum   Collections of weeds Wave their victory Congregating in an unkept garden   Collections gather Amass and acquire Hiding…

Not too late?

I am always surprised at what hurtful things friends can say to each other. This poem is unfortunately inspirted by more than one group of teenagers that I have taught.

I used to be suspicious

I used to be suspicious A very new teacher me thing If something went missing It was automatically students taking. Now of this I did have cause For in one of my first few weeks Some very expensive Magnets May have walked down to…

Differently wired brains

I’m back to teaching And it really sucks But not because of the workload   The kids as usual Are awesome and fun I really love being in the classroom   But the sad and true facts Are I am teaching Young teenagers Who…