Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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A Teacher Learns Part II

In my last post, I wrote four of the twelve lines regarding a teacher’s classroom experience by Author Unknown titled, “I Didn’t Know”. Here are the next four lines, and tomorrow I’ll post the final four lines.

“I didn’t know that I would become such a scavenger, and that teaching materials would feel like pure gold in my hands…

I didn’t know that an administration and co-workers that support and help you could make such a difference…

I didn’t know that there would be children that I loved and cared for and stayed up late worrying about, who, one day, would simply not show up. And that I would never see them again…

I didn’t know that I can’t always dry little tears and mend broken hearts. I thought I could always make a difference…”



  1. I think good teachers, like you, always make a difference – even when they can’t dry all of the tears or make it better.

  2. I am sharing these with my sister-in-law who just retired from being a 2nd grade teacher for years. I’m sure she can relate to many of them. Thanks for posting them, Julaina.

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