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Institutionalized (with a Poet’s Soul)

26 carefullyarrangeddesks

1 teacherdesk

1 smartscreenthat nearlycoversall writable boardspace

1 commonsetof boardconfiguration magnets

so I will know what things to write each day
sothat whenan administrator
comesinwith
their
schooldistrictissued
I-padtoobserve my

unique

teaching style theycan
see-at-a-glance that
I have been assimilated
into
TheCollective
so I cangetmyextra
thousandthatwillbetaxedtothepoint
whereIneeda microscope fromthe
Chemistryteacher
toseemyportion
andkeeponbeing
an

Innovatingteacher

to my150studentswho
are savvy enough to roll their eyes
at the BeauracracyInPlace
and go on planning their careers
thatNeverInclude
degrees in education

On the event of having to remove 2 easy chairs from my classroom because they violate the fire code which was the same fire code last year when the chairs were okay.

© Jilly’s Rant – All Rights Reserved

Author:

A wild soul writing poetry.

23 thoughts on “Institutionalized (with a Poet’s Soul)

  1. OMG! What a wonderfully pointed, and accurate, jab at the educational… ahem, system! I feel like the schools have taken the military’s old play book and dumbed it down. I love the jamming of words… sounds like through gritted teeth. Excellent rant.

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  2. Though when I meet a good teacher, I do think there can be no better job. The actual teaching bit. I get a bit fed up of bureaucracy, too. I now have to wash my Lego once a month. I’ve timetabled it into my job plan, as my own little protest. Nobody has noticed, yet…

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  3. The system is sucking all the joy out of teaching and learning. Which, if you think about it is no mean feat. Teachers love to teach. Kids love to learn things or they wouldn’t be saying “Why?” every five seconds. Hope you get a break from the squeeze.

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