Today’s theme is about learning and teaching.
My students sit up when I enter
I think to see what I am wearing
Rather than the teaching about to take place.
English in the senior years,
Jane Austen, Shakespeare,
The Romantics, Keats and his Grecian Urn.
Their eyes glaze over, here we go again
Flogging a dead horse, so to speak.
Minds switched off, pens doodling
I make all the sense I can
My mind struggling with Austen as much as theirs.
Then the crunch part, the word Assessment
Their eyes light up, some salivate, others sigh.
They demand the lesson notes,
Want study sheets
Guidance suddenly is requested
Marks are involved,
They get very serious
Heads down bums up