Many thanks to Ronovan for his Décima Poetry Challenge! Usually, I read his challenge, putter around a bit, and then give up. Today, I decided to tackle this one. The topic is SENSE.
If I had any sense at all
I’d never write a décima
Instead I’d sigh, try to recall
The purpose of this teaching blog:
To clear the smoke and rid the fog
Of cloudy thoughts that hinder all.
Of course, since I spent 5 minutes on this, I need to examine my own head for foggy ideas!
Honestly, though? I am writing this because I have no hope of writing sensibly about George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery’s murders. I am still trying to put something together that would encourage educators to teach ALL children. The fact that the average black high school graduate reads at an 8th grade level is nonsensical. So are the ubiquitous, racially predictable test results at EVERY level. White American teachers, WE MUST DO BETTER!