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reflection while sitting in a class for the LAUSD District Intern Program as a first year, District Intern Secondary Math Teacher

Submitted: January 05, 2012

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to teach

or not to teach
 
that is the objective
 
what are your expectations
 
do you meet their standards?
 
we will be forming a sum to analyze the measureables
 
so that we can accountably plan and deliver
 
clap
clap
 
acknowledge the comprehension
effective teacher
rigorously enhancing the connections
consistently
 
and now, what would krashen do?
 
and how shall i presume?
 
shall we measure our success with coffee spoons?
 
task of systematically unifying standardized measures of efficacy for retention
 
no more displacements
retain
retrain
remain
in front of MY students
 
consistency, relationships, motivation
 
what use is all this if it goes to naught
with the senior whim
of a cold machine
in the ivory tower of beaudry?
feeding the supple young flesh to
the life sucking monster of uncertainty
 
contracts without a home
drifting in the wind
dropped into the war zone
alone
cold
 
how long before the supple become
hardened shells of complacency
and jade?


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