Here Lives a Teacher

“A teacher is an answer in search of a question.” – Anonymous



“Here lives a teacher”

is the message

on a small souvenir

I purchased last year.

I immediately put it on a small stand by my computer;

I guess to remind me

that I am a teacher first,

and to empower

is the goal.


My dedication to teaching

does not matter

to many folks:

to some becoming a teacher these days

is almost a joke.

Everyone will poke

you on the arm

and ask

what were you thinking

when you made such a

terrible decision

to change the lives of every youngster

who has been entrusted to you?


My respond is this:

if you know me well,

you will know,

that teaching makes me younger

it fills me with joy and wonder.

It motivates me to learn more

each day in order

to prepare

to make children think and stimulate

their young minds

and above all teach them to be kind.


I am retired now

and while some may scream

and yell, “WOW!”

I miss the days

of Q & A’s

and watching a student’s dream

come true

and most of all

I miss the salutation

“Hey teach! and

What are you going to

teach us today?”




if you thoroughly know anything, Teach it to others. T. Edwards
if you thoroughly know anything, Teach it to others. T. Edwards




3 Replies to “Here Lives a Teacher”

  1. I do have the greatest respect and admiration for teachers. My parents were both primary school teachers and I did a brief teaching stint. It can be tough, but rewarding work! It’s a powerful responsibility to help to mould the mind of a child.


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