Imagine…. (a poem about school)

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Imagine a classroom where there is no teaching                                                      only learning.

Imagine a classroom where there is no leader
only common purpose.

Imagine a classroom where there is no remembering                                             only experiencing

Imagine a classroom where there is no teacher                                                       only students.

Imagine a classroom where there is no objective                                                    only curiosity.

Imagine a classroom where there is no hesitation                                                  only hunger.

Imagine a classroom where there is no competiton                                               only pride of self.

Imagine a classroom where there is no textbook
only creation.

Imagine a classroom where there is are no walls                                                     only  horizon.

Imagine a classroom where there is no teaching                                                         only learning.

Imagine.  It’s easy if you try.

___________________________   Download this poem as a pdf.

Listen to the original song and share with your students. What do they imagine about education and school?

Here’s what some elementary school students wrote me when I asked their class to give me questions they’d like to know answers about! Imagine if they had the time to explore as they wanted?

ddeubel

Teacher trainer, technology specialist, educational thinker...creator of EFL Classroom 2.0, a social networking site for thousands of EFL / ESL teachers and students around the world.

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2 Responses

  1. Gordon says:

    A dogmeist’s dream! Love the poem and thank you for sharing, I’ll endeavour to pass it on to others.

  2. David says:

    Gordon,

    Thanks for dropping in and the kind comment. You kick started my brain and maybe I’ll make this into a poster!

    Yes, we must dream – or what’s a heaven for? cheers,

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