Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Hi poets and teachers–I’m sharing another poem from my new collection, The Heart of a Teacher, today. (And an educator just gave it a 5-star review on Amazon–so excited:>) About this time of year, lots of teachers I know start hearing all over again how lucky they are to only work 8-9 months a year. Right. And I read blogs and Tweets and emails full of teachers sharing all their professional reading, training, brainstorming, and creating they plan to do over the summer. Sometimes, this idea about teachers having it super easy just cheeses me off. So I wrote this slightly sarcastic song parody.
If you like it, and IF you’re fed up with hearing about your three-month paid vacation, I hope you’ll share it with your colleagues. If you don’t ever get those comments, I am glad for you that you live in an area where the community really values and respects its educators.
And everyone, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with wonderful teacher/writer/poet Margaret Simon!