Teaching Tips Poem: The Power of Words in the Lives of Children – Do Motives Matter?

Do Motives Matter?

(A myth in our society says, “If  you don’t mean to, it’s OK.)

You don’t have to have bad motives to hurt a kid!

Sincere but misguided efforts can push a student on through the net of learning, turning burning desire into a child in the fire of failure.

An example is running over a person.  They’re equally injured whether you “meant to” or not.  (This concept applies to both children and adults!)

Words can break thy bones – especially from significant people.  Treat words as a loaded weapon.  They are just that!

Copyright Hildra Tague.
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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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One Response to Teaching Tips Poem: The Power of Words in the Lives of Children – Do Motives Matter?

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