Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Brilliance in School

Today I have a Drabble about school and haiku for Sensational Haiku Wednesday about brilliance - a perfect match =)

As a bossy child, I loved to play school and be the teacher and teach my little sister everything I learned. I decided to become a math teacher when I saw my friends in high school struggling in math because the teachers we had were dry, boring, or too book smart – understanding math is hard, teaching it to be understood is harder. I don’t love math, but I get it. I love the look on a kid’s face when they realize they know how to solve a problem. That is my goal.

Education is learning. Brilliance is application of education.

Measuring brilliance
To what should it be compared?
Anyone can be

Get education
To learn as much as able
Bril-li-ant future

Brilliance is using
The brain power you have to
Sparkle in the world

21 comments:

mshatch said...

I wish there were more math teachers like you! I had one once and did amazingly well in his class but after that...pfft.

M.J. Fifield said...

I loved playing school and being the teacher with my siblings when we were younger. For a while I went on to teach high school English. Best job I ever had.

anthonynorth said...

Very true words - they really add up. Excellent.

Olive Tree said...

I agree with the message in your haiku. What a brilliant teacher you must be. Continue to make a difference, Tara. :)

Christa said...

Your last stanza is fantastic. Sparkle in the world. I like this image so very much and not in a weird vampire way. :)

J. A. Bennett said...

That is an awesome story about why you choose to teach, and so true. I bet you're fabulous :)

Mina Burrows said...

There's something to be said for teachers that inspire learning. Love the haiku. :)

Hope Roberson said...

Beautiful! I am a teacher as well and there is nothing more fulfilling than watching that light bulb turn on in a student! That's what we're there for :)
Thanks for signing up to do the Valentine's day bloghop, I look forward to reading your scene :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Your last bit of wisdom is certainly true!


The Brilliance of the Builders

Christine Rains said...

That's fantastic! I love it. Wish I had a math teacher like you in school and then maybe I would have liked it too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Excellent drabble! And my math teachers were awful. I didn't get math until college.

Catherine Denton said...

Love that last Haiku! Putting it on my inspiration board.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy reading all the wonderful things others have to say about you. So proud of you Tara.
mom

Nicole Zoltack said...

I really love the last stanza!

Ria said...

Love the poem - your students are very lucky! I minored in math in college , so I love math - and it comes easy- but I think I would be a horrible math teacher

G-Man said...

Loved your Haikus Mistress Tara...

beccagivens said...

Great set -- my favorite is the last one! Bravo!!

Krista M said...

I've also hated math, never really understood it. Good for you! :)

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Brilliant set.

I was terrible at maths until I went to work in a craft shop. I think maths is taught by the wrong people. LOL!


Spectacle wearers
Your brilliance is measured
By egg head features!

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

Excellent set! Nicely crafted!

MISH said...

Smart move! You have a knack of combining prompts like the haiku & drabble. The end result is always... fabulous! I think you've got it down to a fine art!