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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
COMPLETE TEXT: "ONCE, I WAS A TEACHER"
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
other people –
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