Taking a PE Class
There are times when my pedagogic versatility is limited. As when I am asked to take a PE class. My age, hand-eye coordination and my lack of passion all conspire against me. To run, jump throw and kick without any evident purpose inspire no joy – no thrill in my soul. The scores, cheers, shots for goal, dashes to the finish and shouts of elation, leave me, deflated. But when a perfect word, articulate phrase or beautiful sentence springs to life in a student’s hand, my heart rises and soul sings. This IS life! This IS being truly human! Animals can run faster, fish swim further and birds fly higher, But only we, bring ideas, and thoughts, abstractions, wisdom and dreams to vibrant life … with Words.
Categories: christian, Devotional, Poem, poetry Tags: Christian, Christianity, Poem, poems, poetry 4 Comments
I really like this and agree with the ideas you bring up. Also, my brother Daniel once had you for P.E. Since P.E is one of the subjects he most enjoys, he found it disappointing that he had to edit Grover pictures instead of do an actual P.E class. I showed him this as an explanation.
Thanks Krystal. Words are more exciting than sweaty smelly year 9 boys!
This one is the Year 6 one. But agreed!
Oh, I’m supposing you mean you had to teach them recently. Never mind.