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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