I wrote this poem in February 2009 before I started teaching. I still believe it’s true after teaching for 5 years now.
A Child’s Heart
Intelligence isn’t so smart,
when dealing with a child’s heart.
Tell a child he isn’t bright,
and you’ve just increased his plight.
Success isn’t measured on a scale;
for a child’s ego is just too frail.
Hugs, encouragement, and smiles,
will help him to prevail in the trials.
Letting him know that failure is okay,
as long as we try the very next day.
Intelligence, and its measure,
should be in the perseverance we treasure.
These are the things that make a person smart…
when you’re dealing with a child’s heart.