Satisfaction

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Today, I presented a professional development session to the K-2 teachers in my building.  I tried a new deliver technique where each grade level team was given, after a brief overview, a specific task to research, discuss, and into which to dig in.  Being unsure of how the new format would be received, I was a little nervous, but yet, I felt confident that I want to model with teachers what I want them to do in the classroom.  Constructivist, collaborative learning is so much more powerful than sit-and-get lectures.

When the session was over, satisfaction settled down on my shoulder and gave me the inspiration for this slice.  I decided to play with comparisons for “satisfaction.”

 

Satisfaction

settles soothingly

like a blanket

swathes me

on a frosty morn.

 

Satisfaction

tarries tenderly

like the rosy glow

lingers

in the darkening sky.

 

Satisfaction

pads peacefully

like the brook

bubbles

beside the shore.

 

Satisfaction

chats contentedly

like the wind

whispers

to the trees.

 

Satisfaction

rests refreshingly

like the whiff of boxwoods

on the wings

of the wind.

 

Satisfaction

pauses patiently

like the reluctance

to close the cover

when the story ends.

 

©B. Donaldson, 2018. All rights reserved

 

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About bjdonaldson

I think of myself as a Renaissance woman with a variety of passions. If you visited me, you might find me hanging out with my husband and children. Our Golden Retriever would be lovingly near. I am a Literacy Coach/Reading Specialist at an elementary school where I provide professional development and coaching to teachers. Formerly, I was a Reading Recovery teacher, an interventionist, and a middle and elementary classroom teacher. Getting up in the morning is not hard; I still love making a difference in the lives of children and teachers.

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