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The Teacher’s Prayer

I am working my way back into blogging on a daily basis. This is a wonderful poem about becoming a teacher. Children are a gift from God to teachers, parents, and grandparents.

WORDS IN THE LIGHT

He does not go to church.
He has no religion,
but he works in a school
and uses books and pencils.

He sits beside the children of God
then looks deep in their eyes.
They write the words he reads,
he reads the words they write,

and the smile on his face
enlightens their heart,
and the smile in their heart
enlightens his soul,

and I do not doubt
that God the Father
will answer
the Teacher’s Prayer.

© Frédéric Georges Martin

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About ivonprefontaine

In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

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  1. Thank you for sharing! Really a wonderful poem. We can learn much more from the kids if we are willing to accept. Have a nice Friday! 😉 Michael

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  2. as a teacher, mother and grandmother, i thank you for this lovely poem

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  3. mysticwriter2002

    Awesome post sir😇

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  4. I will never forget my best teachers. A gift to students, to be sure.

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  5. Heart warming. I can just see them looking in each other’s eyes. What a beautiful poem.

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  6. So beautiful! (‘∀’●)

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  7. A moment when I was poor, I decided a life of teaching wouldn’t be economically feasible. Instead I choose a business career. Now I feel poorer for the decision.

    Thanks for the poem.

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  8. Very Lao-Tsu of you. Reminds me of a funny from the past. “No matter where the road of life takes you, wherever you go, there you are.”

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  9. Pingback: The Teacher’s Prayer — Teacher as Transformer – muddled musings of a mangled mind

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