Saturday, June 19, 2010

What Teachers Like

Teachers like
peace and cleanliness
and lots of pictures and volunteers
and hatching eggs
and curiosity and democracy
and sorting and stacking
and shapes and colors
and organizing and classifying and reading aloud
and questioning and answers
and recycling
and inspiring
and Fridays
and the sound of children
and progress
and contributing
and a child with a book
and quiet
and laughter
and doing seven things at once (doing them well)
and being allowed to say, "I don't know"
and smiles and unexpected hugs
and sitting in a circle
and learning from children
and listening
and pizza occasions
and glue bottles at work
and teamwork
and being surprised
and seeing former students
and the sanctity of children's wonder
and kids to like them

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