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What They Live

I have seen this poem a number of times and have it saved at home amongst my teaching materials. It is an important reminder that adults serve as the role models for children. They see, hear, and sense are authenticity. It is all about relationships in the moment with children.

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                                               What They Live

                                       If a child lives with criticism,
                                       He learns to condemn.
                                       If a child lives with hostility,
                                       He learns to fight.
                                       If a child lives with ridicule,
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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

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  1. I used to have this on a poster in my sixth grade room. I knew the kids may not get much out of it, but on parents’ day, I always hoped it would touch someone and possibly help to make their hearts change to the better… this was great! Robin

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    • I find, when I talk to former students as adults, they recall things that surprise me. I have a former student who remembers my birthday. It was the only thing he had in his daily planner in Grade 10 when he visited. It was not something I ever recalled talking about in class, but somehow he knew my birthday.

      Thank you for a lovely comment Robin.

      Reply
  2. How true this is. Children do look to adults as examples. They need love, guidance and encouragement in life. Relationships are important to them as well. Thank you for sharing,

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  3. I love this poem! I have it up on my refrigerator! It’s so true – I often wonder about the home lives of students who display these negative traits. And you always know which students get support and care at home!

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    • You do know those things and you get a chance to counter-balance. It is interesting to see how children react when they realize the adult means the positive things they say.

      Thank you for following. I look forward to following your blog. I was about the same age when the Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan. I had not realized it was 50 years ago.

      Reply

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