Strategic Education Plan

By | 21 February 2008

Grinding your teeth as you pursue
the unobtainable, the deep, tossing and turning
the fear of entering a class, your voice rising in self-doubt
as students walk out, their complaints minuted.
You've become a teacher cornered in the staff room;
glances, half-smiles and what a whisper allows.
Never make a decision in the middle of the night
with an alarm clock undermining the very idea
of tomorrow. Your feet begin to itch
a rash appears on your skin. Your methods
have been appraised. A teacher can make a difference
watching a re-run of Great Expectations at 4am.
Their voices never leave you as the marking piles up
the prospect of holidays, elusive as an A+.

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