#SOL18 A Poem for Teaching

Just when I was missing the routine of blogging, Tuesday rolls by again. The March SOLSC has ended, but Poetry Month has begun. I can't take on another challenge, but I am eagerly following what Amy Ludwig Vanderwater writes each day at The Poem Farm. This month, Amy is writing 30 poems about the constellation Orion, inspired by her book Poems Are Teachers

Her first technique was a list poem. If I were to take on Amy's challenge, I would choose "teaching" as my one subject to write in different ways. Today I'm trying a list poem.

Teaching

Planning
Crafting
Trying
Revising
Deciding
Listening
Affirming
Reminding
Refocusing
Inspiring
Reporting
Debating
Changing
Growing
Laughing
Crying
Sighing
Smiling
Planting
Hoping
Believing
Imagining
Loving
Dreaming
Doing
Learning
Teaching


Comments

  1. What an apropos list for teaching - encompassing all the aspects of what makes it great. There's a story in every word.

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  2. I love how this unconsciously goes in waves as teaching does. There are some good verbs and some enlightening verbs, other grueling not so fun verbs, etc.

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  3. What a great poem, Kathleen, to explain what teaching is . . . so complicated and complex! <3

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  4. I am following Amy's 30 days as well. I tried her story technique for my slice. :) Your poem certainly touches a range of ideas relevant to teaching.

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  5. I love your list poem. I introduced my Ap Lit students to this form today. It was fun. I am doing the poem a day challenge. I'm so far out of my element but want to stretch myself.

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