"A teacher says, Take out your pencils. Begin.
We encounter each other in words, words spiny or smooth, whispered or declaimed, words to consider, reconsider..."
Elizabeth Alexander's Inauguration Poem 2009 Praise Song for the Day
Thursday, September 9, 2010
My Theme Song
...or Fight Song? Rallying Cry?
I know this has been around before and in many different versions, but I'm man enough teacher enough to admit it still chokes me up, convicts* me, and INSPIRES me! Especially since one of the jokes running around my family and friends lately (and I confess I started it) is a variation of the old "Those who can, do..." ending with "...can't teach, coach P.E.!" har, har, har...
*future post on my failure as a teacher/coach/man on only the second day of the job... :(