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Lifting the Fog

across this child's face the light of understanding sparks a fire to touch a teacher's heart lifting fog from yesterday
_______________________________________________ For the contest sponsored by Andrea Dietrich "One In Five" 1/7/14

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2014

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Namaste namasti

Teaching what I learnt
From heroes and 
The known and 
I owe each each of you 
Which I know are not 

Namaste my gems-
Smashing spread and 
light my pen.
Shalom to you all.

Copyright © Abdulhafeez Oyewole | Year Posted 2013

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Foggy haze
causes some road delays.
Summer waves goodbye as fall arrives.

Reluctant children trudge back to school and new lives
Eager first graders will soon be counting by fives.
Older students search for last year’s friends.
The student horde descends
and attends.

Fun vacation days
will soon become memories
or a backward gaze.
The teachers hope to implant
the love of learning  in all.

Today is the opening phase
of educational plan that finds
a path to flexible minds
in new exciting and enticing ways.

The good teacher hopes the change pays 
in most significant rewinds
of the student’s  study habits and stays.
Lessons  will no longer be called grinds.

Children who merely nibble and graze
at lesson their teacher assigns
will sooner or later fall on behinds
and be reasons teachers lose their minds.
The good students are why she stays.

For Jared’s contest 


Copyright © Joyce Johnson | Year Posted 2010

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The Schoolroom

a long cane, ready, is on a cast iron table classroom rowdiness and Mrs Leader's sternness steps into ready action

Copyright © Julia Ward | Year Posted 2016