Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mantras

I often wonder why I never get anything new posted on my blog and why my rhetoric seems so repetitive and tired after a day of teaching. So, one day I decided to write a list of all the things I say or think at least six times per day (and often more than that per hour). See if anything here sounds familiar to you.

Good morning.
Good day.
You’re late.
Where’s your pencil? Your paper?
Mind your own business.
Hands to yourself.
Get to work.
Be nice- even I fit hurts.
Make wise choices.
Open your notebooks (and your minds, please).
Shhh…
I’m waiting.
Focus.
This is how it is done.
See?
Believe.
Try it.
You CAN do it.
Line up silently.
Quiet in the hall…or we’re going back.
Do something productive (related to this class).
Eyes on your own paper, and good luck!
Breathe. Don’t stop now.
Happy Friday.
Don’t make your other teachers crazy.
Good-bye.

(G-d help us all.)

2 comments:

Sonja said...

This one is my favorite to date.....

Anonymous said...

MRS. EDWARDS
I HAVE READ YOUR POEMS AND REALLY LIKE THEM
I CAN HEAR YOU SAYING IT TO OUR CLASS RIGHT NOW


JOHN C
7TH PERIOD