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Lookin' Back

May 29, 2017

 

Some people say lookin' back is a trap

stuck in yesteryears

full of nostalgia and trauma

but by looking back

you get a better sense 

of where you're at

 

Who Am I?

That's the final assignment 

for a course built around

communication

empathy and

compassion

 

Speak to your peers

and profess who you are

Stand tall

Stand proud

at the person you 

were, are, and want to be

 

So Who Am I?

I'm a fourth year teacher 

about to watch his first class graduate

I tried to provide tools to use

in every day interactions

After all, isn't that the goal of education?

 

I taught empathy through experience

we walked the streets 

passing out packages to people

who were in need of compassion,

someone to care and share 

in an honest human connection

 

Compassion came from making

them act on the fact

that they all had the capacity to

help

 

Help 

care

feel for others

there's no space in common core

to teach these tools 

that aim to transform the brain

but mainly the heart

 

Good lucking measuring that on a scantron

 

But that's where I was

wanting to make my mark 

on the young and talented minds

so they no longer needed me to teach them

Now they act on instinct

remembering what they did 

with that first year teacher

their freshman year

 

However we view time 

past    present    future

it always goes on

 

As I move along 

I hope to continue to create 

empathetic

compassionate 

and conscious communicators 

that are ready and willing to 

positively impact their communities

 

So Who Am I?

Well

what you see is me

Mr. G

 

 

 

 

 

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