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,
Rated best by knowing nods,
Feedback that’s reliable;
Questions that elicit thoughts,
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.