Category Archives: Teachers

Back to School

Why am I so tired after the first week back? The kids are good At their best, really. The work is light – we’re just warming up here, folks. So why do I go all fuzzy and limp At 8.00pm … Continue reading

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I love teaching. I honestly do. I can be having the worst day, and a kid will say something to break it and let some warmth in. I enjoy seeing how their minds work and grow and expand. I like … Continue reading

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To identify a Teacher

A half-drunk coffee mug, ringed with old stains Abandoned and cold, it’s all that remains Of the drinker, who forgot A meeting upstairs. A stack of rumpled and crumpled loose-leaf Sheets covered in scrawls of praise and grief, Collecting dust, just … Continue reading

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