Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Three Imagoes

I’ve been told teaching, like motherhood, is all about appearances. If you want to be effective you have to be above reproach, in every sense. However, I’m not a mother, so the analogy only goes so far with me.

For me, teaching is like gambling. You gamble on the lesson, the class… yourself. When inquiring minds want to know your personal life has to be the ultimate trifecta.

1. If it buzzed anti-miasma would be the buzz word. To oscitate in public would be to perish, and if you don’t want a parent to read about it on the front page don’t do it.

2. Even synchronicity can be a sin. Teachers are more like a pride of lionesses than a kangaroo court, but then again lions aren’t known for being meek and forgiving.

3. And lacunas are your friend. Doing what makes you you doesn’t make you a bad teacher, but there are things that don’t belong in the classroom. Sometimes having a personal life with more missing pieces than a broken mirror isn’t a bad thing.

- Aaron

16 comments:

F.E. Sewell said...

"Sometimes having a personal life with more missing pieces than a broken mirror isn’t a bad thing."

Hah! That's so awesome! All of my teacher friends say the exact same thing.

Also, I love the fact that your entry is a post. Great job!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Quite fun how you did this! I enjoyed it!

Mine is number 106: http://thewarriormuse.blogspot.com/2011/09/platform-building-campaign-2nd.html

Doreen said...

I forgot for a minute we did not have to write fiction...
I love this so creative!!

K.T. Hanna said...

I really liked this approach. Extremely original way to tackle the challenge. I think this could be a real post and that makes it just that much better!

Well done.

Sheri L. Swift said...

Very nicely done to put it in a *list* ; )

bridget said...

Great take on this challenge and I will think back to it tomorrow night at back to school night. Mine is #29

Sonia Lal said...

I love that last line! LOL

Jen said...

Great approach, and I am in love with your title!
Mine is #3.

Tara Tyler said...

if appearances make the mother or the teacher, you can call me mrs momma messy.
i liked your summations to teach by =)

David Powers King said...

Another fun approach to this challenge! Your analogy of lionesses and Kangaroos was awesome.

Great job! :)

Catherine Stine said...

Hi Aaron
I like your piece! I'm a teacher so I can relate. I'm #142 in the campaign. Cheers!

raelynbarclay said...

Sometimes having a personal life with more missing pieces than a broken mirror isn’t a bad thing.

Ha! Love that line. Great take on the challenge :)

Christine Rains said...

Ha! Nice take on the challenge.

Grillyfish said...

This was great and I particularly loved your last line!

Karen deBlieck said...

Nice take on the challenge piece! As a teacher I can totally understand...lol. Great job.

#189

Cherie Colyer said...

I love your approach and how you worked in mirror. You definitely get added to my favorites list. :)