Tag: teaching

Which ones will fade

My students sometimes fade from existance My mind a swirling black hole And I assume that the same occurs to them Another teacher, years later, unremembered, unremarked. But each student I teach touches me In ways I cannot explain The quiet of the McA’s… Continue Reading “Which ones will fade”

too scared to live

I do not know what you hide You only show so much I can tell you are troubled I can tell you reasons why Did your mother hit you this morning? Did you actually have food at home? Did your father take your medicine… Continue Reading “too scared to live”

New Attitude

I need a new attitude To the work I do It’s tiring and intense It drains you to the core Exhaustion seeps through every pore. On a great day I love it The victories make me roar These big moments So few and far… Continue Reading “New Attitude”

Seven days

I am released at 2:30pm From the daily grind. Friday is the most exhausting Faces faced – two straight lines. Filed into class today Sat in allocated seating They looked at books, and wall and chairs Threw some sticks around And when they finally… Continue Reading “Seven days”

End of a school year

It’s rocking on to end of year We’re all getting a little tired The aches and pains are catching up The marking pile grows higher The last competition of the year Awards nights, arts, sports and academic The year 12 students are almost out… Continue Reading “End of a school year”