A Bad Or A Good Teacher Poem by Sylvia Chidi

A Bad Or A Good Teacher

Rating: 4.4

A bad teacher is negatively pessimistic
A good teacher is positively optimistic

A bad teacher swears all the time
A good teacher cares in their prime

A bad teacher passes on rude fear
A good teacher has on good ears

A bad teacher discourages
A good teacher encourages

A bad teacher despairs
A good teacher prepares

A bad teacher likes to bitch
A good teacher likes to teach

A bad teacher shouts every moment
A good teacher scouts for every talent

A bad teacher is up for crude devices
A good teacher is up for good advice

A bad teacher lets students fight on in the dark
A good teacher sets students on the right track

A bad teacher feeds on their looks
A good teachers reads many books

A bad teacher sings along with wrong faults
A good teacher brings along the right results

Copyright 2006 - Sylvia Chidi


Thursday, July 6, 2006
Topic(s) of this poem: teacher
Hans Vr 15 October 2011

Teachers are among the people who have greatest influence on the future of the world. Let's hope more teachers realise this. Well written, Sylvia.

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Meggie Gultiano 21 January 2008

This is a wonderful write, Sylvia!

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Ana Monnar 28 August 2007

I loved it! This comes from a teacher of 30 years and still going. Thanks, you are so right.

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Sylvia - Thanks for the precise advice. It's easy to forget some days, where our minds should be. I teach special education here in Montgomery, Alabama. You can read about my kids in 'Off the Record' or 'Gone Fishing' if you like. Once again thanks for all these wonderful reminders! Cheryl Lynn

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Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee 31 January 2010

Your frank comments on teacher reveal your honest mind. It shows how you care for good teacher-student relationship. A good teacher is a friend, philosopher and guide. A good teacher teaches the least and he inspires. best wishes from me

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Bharati Nayak 12 August 2023

One of the best poems I have read about teachers!

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Abdul Qayyum Mulla 02 June 2020

You are the top poet, but your feelings may be in this poem for teacher is some wrong because a bad teacher even not think bad for students, sorry I am present poet student.Best poem

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Majed Hamdan 03 October 2018

such a nice ans simple poem

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Butch Decatoria 07 August 2018

Simple but believable in its truths, I want more faulty human errors of emotions and that inner voice confessing some profound lesson... otherwise this was alright...kudos.

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Narayanan Kutty Pozhath 30 April 2018

A good comparison between a bad and good teacher. You are a good teacher.

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