Teaching Tips Poem: On Choosing to Teach At Risk Pre-teens

The Pre-Teen Crunch – On Choosing to Teach At Risk Preteens

(to the tune of Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor. . . )

Give me your bruised, your misbehaved.  Your troubled classes yearning to be good.

The wretched refuse of your classroom techniques.


Give me your angry energized preteen.

Somehow we’ll keep them from the principal’s door!

We’ll care and maybe they’ll come back for more.

{Spoken:  Predict and prevent, and sometimes lament.

At times restrict, but never from your heart evict.}

Copyright Hildra Tague. Contact the author for permission to use in print or online.

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Career educator in both public and private schools. Has tutored all ages. Writes about education, parenting, & seniors. Sings harmony with folk/rock group and a choir. Caregiver for spouse who dealt with Stage IV cancer. Happy person committed to nature and conservation of a green world.
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