Ocean Grover Primary School circa 1957

Ocean Grove Primary School circa 1957

Some minds twitch with eager attention –

ready to absorb, engage and respond.

Others meander between sleep and apathy.

A few sparkle with their own thoughts and musings –

but not with my instructions.

The sound of a football or distant song, piques their interest,

however the poem or play, theme or plot hardly registers.

How to excite the neurons,

that is the question.

To electrify ideas, thought and wonder

beyond the mundane and internet fed drivel,

is the challenge …

as the wandering mind sits behind the desk,

waiting for recess.

Categories: Education, Poem, poetry | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Engagement

  1. theaspirationalagnostic

    Gorgeous words and great photo. My husbands aunt and uncle live at Ocean Grove ( apropos of nothing!)

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