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Poem - Through the Eyes of a Teacher

Updated on May 26, 2015


I usually teach adults, but in the past 12 months, decided to offer “one to one” Tuition support to kids from the ages of 8 to 12 years old. It's the Easter break this week and reflecting on the past year, inspired me to write this.

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Through the Eyes of a Teacher

✰♡*•

If you smile,

their hearts open for a while.

If you shout,

they’ll wonder what the lesson’s about.

If you praise,

their grades will raise.

If you bore,

they’ll keep their eyes on the door.


✰♡*•


If you look closely for a while,

you’ll notice the naughty ones behind the angel smile.

If you love and care,

any worries they have, they will share.

If you are funny,

they won’t forget you in a hurry.

Fill them with words that are positive

and they’ll remember anything’s possible to achieve!


LadyElena ~ April 2014 (c) All rights reserved


Ps. Thank you for reading. I hope many people can relate to this, particularly if you are a Teacher or parent. (◕‿◕)

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    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      2 years ago from London, UK

      @Word55 Thank you. I'm glad you did.

      Best Wishes.

    • word55 profile image

      Word 

      2 years ago from Chicago

      Hi LadyE, such a wonderful poem of positivity and lots of love. Yes, loved it!

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      2 years ago from London, UK

      @Suzanne Thanks Suzanne. I hope not.

      Thank you for visiting. :-)

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      Suzanne Day 

      2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Lovely thoughts for teachers and their students - they certainly won't forget their teachers as they journey through life!

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      3 years ago from London, UK

      @RTalloni They certainly are.

      Thanks for stopping by. :-)

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      RTalloni 

      3 years ago from the short journey

      They are paying attention whether we see it or believe it!

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      3 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Victoria

      They do. I hope you enjoy teaching in the Summer and hope the 15 year olds have lots of fun learning with you too. :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 

      3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I love this! I teach college normally, but am teaching 15 year olds this summer. They do appreciate all the things you say!

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      3 years ago from London, UK

      @Peggy ~ Thanks so much Peggy. I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I think that just about anyone can relate to these poems of yours. Every child deserves to have good parents and good teachers. Lucky are those who do!

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      3 years ago from London, UK

      @manatita44 Thanks for your kind comments. Glad you stopped by.

      @J R Fr13 Thanks so much. I look forward to reading your lovely poems.

      @sallybea "Amen" to that. Thanks so much Sally.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 

      3 years ago from Norfolk

      Lady_E

      I am sure most people can relate to this, good teachers are like gold dust, may every child be blessed with a good shower of gold dust.

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      Jane Ramona Rynkiewicz Frieman 

      3 years ago from Morris County, New Jersey

      You have a creative soul. In my own words a creative soul can also be a spiritual one. For many years I have been writing poetry and I have shared a sampling of my work with the HubPages audience. Keep the artistic thoughts and feelings in creative mode.

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Well, I'm neither, but I relate very well. Every line is worth its weight in gold. A gem of a poem. Peace.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      3 years ago from London, UK

      @AudreyHowitt

      Thanks so much Audrey. Lovely of you to stop by.

      @Poetvix

      Nice to know that you used to teach too. You can really identify with it. :-) I enjoy teacing and teach both kids and Adults. Thanks for stopping by.

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      poetvix 

      3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      I taught for a long time. The world needs a lot more teachers with hearts and thoughts like yours. I'm sure your students of all ages are well cared for.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      This is lovely--and filled with wisdom!

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      4 years ago from London, UK

      @Deborrah K Ogans

      Thanks so much for your comments. It's lovely to see you and "Amen" to your prayer.

      God Bless you. xx

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      4 years ago

      Lady E, Marvelous, Insightful, Encouraging, Witty & Wise!

      VOTED UP! Of course!

      Thank your for sharing another one of your beautiful gifts! "Your GIFT will make room for you!" Proverbs 18

      In HIS, Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      4 years ago from London, UK

      @Shyron,

      Thanks for your kind comments, Shyron.

      I am glad you enjoyed it. God Bless. :-)

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Lady_E, a beautiful tribute to all the children who are fortunate enough to have wonderful teachers with caring hearts.

      Voted up across except funny

      Blessings

      Shyron

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      4 years ago from London, UK

      @FlourishAnyway I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for Stopping by. :)

      @Deborah - Thanks a lot. :-)

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      Deborah-Diane 

      4 years ago from Orange County, California

      Delightful!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 years ago from USA

      Wonderful words of wisdom. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      4 years ago from London, UK

      @Jackie

      That's lovely to know Jackie. You never forget them too.

      Thanks.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very true words; I was so lucky to have mostly good teachers; it does make learning so much easier and fun.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      4 years ago from London, UK

      @EasyExercise Thanks so much for stopping by.

      @Nadine May Thank you Nadine. I appreciate you vote and share.

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      Nadine May 

      4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      That was so beautiful. I can so relate to your poem. You have my Vote and I will share it.

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      Kelly A Burnett 

      4 years ago from United States

      Truly beautiful! The mother, the instructor, the teacher all can agree - these are the things that life is really made of - connecting with our students, our children. Sharing our wisdom and knowledge.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      4 years ago from London, UK

      @Deborah Thanks so much. I am glad you enjoyed it. :-)

      @DDE Lovely of you to stop by. Thanks. :-)

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      Deborah-Diane 

      4 years ago from Orange County, California

      A wonderful tribute to teachers everywhere!

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A beautiful poem and through the eyes of true feelings.

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      Deborah-Diane 

      4 years ago from Orange County, California

      What a lovely poem!!

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      4 years ago from London, UK

      @Sunshine625 - Thanks so much, Linda.

      Sorry, haven't been on facebook for a while. :-)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      As a parent of two daughters who are teachers and a grandparent, I appreciate your tribute and all teachers :)

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      4 years ago from London, UK

      @Suzettenaples Thanks. I am glad you enjoyed it.

      @jhamann That's brilliant and I wish you good luck with the Course. Thanks.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      I am going back to school for a MAT (Masters of Arts in Teaching) I would like to teach high school Chemistry. Thank you for your wonderful poem. Jamie

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      Suzette Walker 

      4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful poem, LadyE! I am a teacher and can certainly relate. I so enjoyed reading this!

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      4 years ago from London, UK

      @ChristyWrites - Thanks Christy. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

      @AudreyHowitt - That's lovely to know, Audrey. :-)

      @Sallybea - Thanks for such a sweet comment, Sally. :-)

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 

      4 years ago from Norfolk

      Lady_E

      Written by someone who clearly understands the workings of the younger generation - how lovely - the children - those who come under your care are truly blessed.

      Sally

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      I teach --and yes, I can relate!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi LadyE, I didn't realize you are a teacher too! Your poem is inspiring and I'm glad to have read it :) Sharing!

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      4 years ago from London, UK

      @CrisSp Thanks. I hope it brought back sweet memories and even better....now you have kids of your own. :-)

      @Vellur Thanks Nithya. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Nice to see you on Twitter too. :-)

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      Nithya Venkat 

      4 years ago from Dubai

      Loved your poem. What you have expressed through your poem is so very true. Great poem, voted up.

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      CrisSp 

      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Surely, I can relate specially with my foreign students (I don't teach now) plus I am a parent too. :) This is simply an awesome tribute.

      Enjoyed reading it. Cheers!

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      4 years ago from London, UK

      @Pamela99

      Thanks Pamela. I am glad you enjoyed it. Happy Easter.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This poem is a lovely perspective of the reaction of children to their teachers. I believe children change lives. Rated awesome and beautiful!

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      4 years ago from London, UK

      @James-Wolve - Thanks for stopping by.

      @MsDora - Thanks. Lovely to see you again.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR

      Elena 

      4 years ago from London, UK

      @billybuc - Thanks so much Bill.

      @Harishprasad - Aaawh.... that's lovely to know. Glad you stopped by. Thanks.

      @always Exploring - That comment gave me a chuckle. Cheers Ruby.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Effective poetry. Beautiful sentiments our of your personal experience. Thank you for sharing.

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      4 years ago from Morocco

      Useful tips for teaching.Thanks for sharing!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I am not a teacher, but i can relate. A kind teacher is precious, some were good, then there was ' old lady Jones ' She taught English, enough said. Ha...Good one Elena..

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      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      This poem is heavier than volumes put together on what "teaching " is all about. I love this beautiful poem. I was also blessed with some teachers who fit in well with what this sweet poem talks about. Voted up.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      As an old teacher I thank you for this lovely tribute

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