16 September 2014

#ReflectiveTeacher Blogging Challenge Days 15 & 16: Superpowers

Days 15 and 16 are about superpowers: the powers I have, and the power I wish I had. I got a little behind, so allow me to combine my reflections for Days 15 and 16 into one "powerful" post.

Name three strengths you have as an educator.


Curiosity: I am able to question everything I see, hear, read, and believe in a single bound. I do it a lot. I always want to know more and try new things. It keeps me flexible and growing.


Ambition: I want to get better and expect great things, from myself and my young charges. I know if I keep pushing the limits, we'll keep getting further and further, always outdoing ourselves.

Stubbornness: I lose plenty of battles on a daily basis, but I keep fighting. Granted, I'm getting better at picking my battles, but I can also power through when I need to keep pushing.

Now for Day 16, I got a little wistful and poetic.

If you could have one superpower to use in the classroom, what would it be and how would it help?

Hearts murmuring worry:

sickness, death, loss

Symptoms some can see:

disappointment,

pressure,

chronic pain


Bringing with their backpacks

bruised attention spans

dangerous dependencies

fractured motivation

malignant loneliness


They come in

stabbed with Stupid knives

cut with Can't,

Don't Care

bleeding, weak in front of me


If I had the power,

I would heal them all

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