Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Poetic Thoughts on Education

On Education
by S. L. Lipson

Teaching to prepare for tests—
At best, I call that “training”;
Teaching means igniting thoughts,
Not pouring facts, then draining.
Writing is an art, a skill,
Never quantifiable,
Rated best by knowing nods,
Feedback that’s reliable;
Questions that elicit thoughts,
Empowering revisions,
Coaching that enables them
To make their own decisions.
I want to spark awe for words,
And stress communication;
I want to teach not for scores,

But for true education.