Teaching Tips Poem: A Reason to Try

We’ve all heard it said that our enemies won’t need to attack us because we aren’t staying strong from within. No shot need be fired. We may well be attacking ourselves from within with our own apathy, ignorance, and self-indulgence. Think about it.  Often.

(To the tune of I Write the Songs sung by Barry Manilow):

Let’s write some plans that make the children try.

Say, why must school hurt? Oh, yes, please  why?


Is there a chance that we could stop the sigh?

Let’s create and feed a learning high!

Copyright 1988 by Hildra Tague. Obtain permission from author for use online or in print.


About grantutor

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: A Reason to Try

  1. Pingback: Teaching Tips Poem: Odes to Education | Hildra Tague's Celebrations of Learning Blog

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