Treasure Island

Joseph T. Renaldi

(Frackville, Pennsylvania)

Duties Of A Teacher


The everyday duties of a teacher
Are as difficult as they can be,
Whether in an elementary or secondary school
Or whether the teacher is a he or she.

The teacher must possess a bundle of information,
A knowledge that will constantly shine,
And in addition must maintain class discipline
To keep all the students properly in line.

There are insurmountable number of questions
To be answered during every period of the day,
And test papers must be carefully graded when
The students leave and go merrily on their way.

The pleasures and encounters of an evening out
Are few and seldom to be socially shared,
Because the next day's lessons must have priority,
Be reviewed and lessons carefully prepared.

A dedicated teacher gets a personal satisfaction
In this cumbersome and timeless atmosphere.
The role of a teacher is vital in this complex world,
Preparing all students for a future career.

Submitted: Thursday, April 27, 2006

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  • Sandra Fowler (4/27/2006 11:13:00 AM)

    A true teacher is a great human being and great human beings affect eternity.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Kind regards,

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  • Brian Dorn (4/27/2006 10:14:00 AM)

    Joseph, a nice tribute to teachers everywhere... certainly a much more difficult job than most of us can imagine.
    Brian (Report) Reply

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