To Be A Teacher

This is a beautiful poem written by a colleague and friend.  She is a passionate and extremely talented teacher.  This is shared with permission.


Our talents are the essence of our natural self…of who we are.

Our talents are innate; they cannot be instilled, learned, or removed.

We have an innate talent for teaching, it is natural and individual.

It doesn’t take very long for a teacher to “read” a child…


We are passionate people; no one has the right to tell us how to teach…

A Teacher Knows

WE are powerful influences in a child’s life;

We are the one constant that many of these children have.

A doctor has to look at each patient’s file before he/she can make a decision; a teacher needs no file …


© Andrea Heitzman 2010. All rights reserved.


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