My Philosophy of Education
By: Melanie McDonald
When writing a poem,
The purpose is to show, not tell.
Paint a picture for the senses,
Hear, taste, feel, see and smell.
When teaching a lesson,
A task sometimes harder to do,
Paint a picture for the mind
Read, write, speak, listen and view.
The aims of each are often alike
Creating an image to inspire and please
Conveying a message
With rhythm, repetition, and ease
For the many different forms,
Creative lessons should vary,
When material is delivered clearly
A strong message will carry.
Both poets and teachers
Have similar goals,
To invoke critical thinking,
And take on various roles.
Teachers expand horizons
To help their students to believe,
Promoting intellectual curiosity
And helping all to achieve.
Work inside the classroom
Is the most exciting part,
Shared discussions and conversation
Helps bring things to a start.
Going back to school,
Getting help from colleagues and peers,
Personal growth never ends,
But continues through the years.
All sounds perfect in theory,
The hard part is putting it to play.
The key is to remain flexible and remember