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"Once, I Was A Teacher"

"Once, I Was A Teacher"


PDF DIGITAL DOWNLOAD (8.5 x 5.5 Front / 8.5 x 5.5 Back)

THEME: Teaching In America  – Comment on The American Education System

2  (Front/Back) 8.5 x 5.5 PDF Digital Download 

VISUAL THEME: Simplicity and Balance

FRONT: Complete Poem

BACK: Quote From Lao Zu – Tao Te Ching


Once, I Was A Teacher
by Frank Elkins ©2015

I was responsible for TEACHING students…
and they learned things:

To read and write,
to talk, not fight.
To stop and think
things through,
to consider
other people –
like you.

To know Who, Why, 
Where, and When –
What's happening Now, 
and what happened Then.

To build a fence of evidence
around arguments and claims –
To move into adulthood,
and abandon Childish Games.

To encourage independence,
a sense of individuality –
And even dare to make them aware
of potential new Realities.


I am responsible for EVERYTHING...
And the only thing my students learn
is Dependency.

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