“The best thing about being
a teacher is that it matters.
The hardest thing about being a teacher
is that it matters every day.”
– Todd Whitaker
Once upon a time…life was simple and purrfect.
In a twinkling of an eye, I’m all grown up.
And I had to attend the school’s orientation.
We were told to queue at the school hall like forever.
Then, the teachers took us for a school tour.
Yesterday was the fist day of school.
(Oopsie.., I should have kept my mouth closed
– my two front teeth are missing!)
No worries, Mom.. I’m all ready for Primary One.
Hmmm…it’s time to pay attention and try to look serious.
The part I love most about school is break time.
That’s all folks. Mewry Mewlodies!
“Teachers, I believe,
are the most responsible
and important members of society
because their professional efforts
affect the fate of the earth.”
― Helen Caldicott
Where do all the teachers go
When it’s four o’clock?
Do they live in houses
And do they wash their socks?
Do they wear pyjamas
And do they watch TV?
And do they pick their noses
The same as you and me?
Do they live with other people
Have they mums and dads?
And were they ever children
And were they ever bad?
Did they ever, never spell right
Did they ever make mistakes?
Were they punished in the corner
If they pinched the chocolate flakes?
Did they ever lose their hymn books
Did they ever leave their greens?
Did they scribble on the desk tops
Where Do All the Teachers Go?
Did they wear old dirty jeans?
I’ll follow one back home today
I’ll find out what they do
Then I’ll put it in a poem
That they can read to you.
– Peter Dixon
Why were the teacher’s eyes crossed?
Because she couldn’t control her pupils.
A Saudi Prince went to Germany to study. A month later, he sends a letter to his dad saying: “Berlin is wonderful, people are friendly and I really like it here, but I’m a bit ashamed to arrive in school with my gold Mercedes when all my teachers travel by train.”
Sometime later he gets a letter from his dad with a ten million dollar check saying: “Stop embarrassing us, go and get yourself a train too.”
“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”
– Nora Ephron