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The 'Star of Education'

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The 'Star of Education'

Like many precious diamonds,
Good teachers are hard to find
Yet sometimes one can discover
A rare and priceless kind,
It’s not like all the others
For it out-shines the rest
You know as soon as you see it 
That this stone is the best,
A good teacher is that special gem
They do far more than teach
They make you feel, through learning,
There’s no star you cannot reach
In Art, they help you see differently
From new angles, not straight up and down
They make Geography an adventure
As the world you travel around
In History, they make you feel 
You’ve lived and breathed the times
And Math is not sums, but puzzles
To stretch and tone your mind
In English they encourage you
To not just write, but feel
So that each one of your stories
Will read as if it were real,
If you ever have a question
You call and they are there
With patience and understanding
Your problems are theirs, they care
There’s usually one in every school
Superior to the rest
For they’re the ‘Star of Education’
And as such are totally priceless!

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  1. Date: 1/21/2010 5:12:00 AM
    Brilliant and Beautiful like a gem. Outstandingly beautiful Poem. It was a joy to read your poem. I am going to make it my favorite. Many thanks for your comments on my Poem In the Memory of My Allen Forest. Hope you would find The Boatman's Song series very interesting? With best wishes and love Ravindra

  1. Date: 1/20/2010 10:10:00 PM
    Wonderful tribute to dedicated,outstanding Teachers! ! Great write, Janette!! Thank you for reading and commenting on my poem! Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 1/19/2010 10:52:00 AM
    Bravo! This is an awesome poem :)

  1. Date: 1/13/2010 8:24:00 AM
    wonderful poem, thanks for sharing, enjoyed today.

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 11:43:00 PM
    Educational words Janette.Rgds Brian & thanks for yoyur welcome comments today.

  1. Date: 1/4/2010 4:46:00 AM
    Wonderful tribute to teachers, Janette, they are so under rated at times and under paid with the responsibilities they have... great words here in their honor.. I went to Catholic school all my life so I only had nuns to teach me and they did put the "fear of God" into all the students... congrats on your winning poem in the first Anything Goes contest... could not tell who the poet was on Constance's blog yesterday... mine placed 10th Musical Melodies.. HNY 2010 with blessings... luv... LMB

  1. Date: 12/29/2009 5:31:00 PM
    enjoyed readin today, great poem. Teachers need all the help they can get.

  1. Date: 12/25/2009 7:51:00 PM
    yup a good teacher can make or break a life! Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/24/2009 12:10:00 PM
    Janette, This poem very beautifully honors those special teachers who live up to the trust that parents give them as their children are sent to school...to learn. God bless these shining stars. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 11:34:00 PM
    Thank you for your welcome blog comments today Janette.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 4:20:00 PM
    Beautiful sentiment here, Janette. Now if we could just ever pay them what they are worth maybe we'd have higher standards everywhere!! Can't believe we play grown men millions to bounce a ball up and down a court but teachers barely get a living wage in some parts of this country. Now, look you've got me on a roll ... LOL ... thanks for your recent comment ... I was disappointed that they selected that poem to be featured as it needs to be redone ... oh well ... Happy Holidays!!

  1. Date: 12/13/2009 3:07:00 AM
    inspiring piece written here, teachers come and go yet the 'star of education' will always remain. beautiful piece. have a blessed day, love sami.

  1. Date: 12/12/2009 8:28:00 AM
    Beautiful piece of poetry here... also enjoyed the author can really put it down. Enjoyed this and have a great day. :):)

  1. Date: 12/12/2009 7:24:00 AM
    Oh, so rare is a really great teacher! I can still remember my best teachers...pitiful, but there are only four or five names. I taught school -music- for thirty years. Hope a few of the kids remember me fondly. Enjoyed your write mucho. Love, daver

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 3:00:00 PM
    Beautifully done Janette!.... My oldest daughter is a teacher and I am going to email this to her because I think she is one of those 'special gems' you've described....I can remember every teacher I had going back to the first grade (good and bad or even so-so) Other than my parents, they had more influence on my life than anyone...Tim

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 2:58:00 PM
    Janette, this is an amazing write -an eulogy of a teacher who is gifted with profound qualities of head and heart. Such devoted teachers, no doubt, are more precious than gems. Their pupils are fortunate to be able to drink from their knowledge and vision. Thanks for your comment on my poem 'Do not Knock' featured this week. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 11:40:00 AM
    Thank you, Ms. Fisher This piece is amazingly written.. A star rightfully acknowledged!

  1. Date: 12/7/2009 3:49:00 AM
    Excellent and Beautiful. The topic and poem both. Very lovely poem defining the quality of a good teacher who not only teaches us that subject alone but teaches us a new appraoch.Wonderful. Love it. Blessed is the person who gets such a good teacher. Best wishes and love Ravindra

  1. Date: 12/7/2009 3:40:00 AM
    The poem is excellent Rhyme and tells a wonderful story. There are exceptional teachers out there. It is also true that all that teach are not the star for sure and some get burnout for sure. Keep the magical and creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 12/6/2009 8:16:00 PM
    True, very true. I can remember to star teachers I had. Well written tribute to special teachers. Thanks for sharing. Caroline.

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