They taught me how to write goals
You identified static and dynamic characters
with 100% accuracy.
They told me I needed to be engaging.
I used music, movies, and humor . . .
Oh the guffaws that filled the room
when Abigail Williams became Abitramp.
They said hands-on experiences are best.
I took you to the Globe Theatre
so you could see what I was talking about.
We defied gravity together,
but then again, not quite.
I remember your outstretched hand
after that unfortunate Eiffel Tower incident.
They insisted that building relationships was
It was you who drove me to urgent care
when I visited your college town.
They filled me with knowledge,
prepared me in so many ways.
But none of it seems apropos now.
I’m at a complete loss.
I’ve been teaching for nineteen years.
I could teach for nineteen more, I think,
and still have no idea what to do
when a student