#103: Third Time’s The Charm (A Self-Spell for Teacher)

Today, on this third day of National Poetry Month, we are encouraged, if we need encouragement (and tonight at 7:45 after a 12 hour work day I DO need the encouragement), to write a CHARM poem. All right. And just in case you thought me incapable of rhyme:

A Self-Spell For Teacher

After twenty-five years of teaching,
after all the conferences, meetings, and movements,
after thousands of attempts at reaching
a thousand different types of students,
let there be in my last five years in the game
a sense that I have figured it out;
that my philosophy and my practice are one and the same
and of my efficacy I no longer have doubt.

 

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