We are not Superheroes.
We cannot leap
Tall buildings in a single bound.
But, we can leap over obstacles
placed in the way
Of us "being best".
We cannot run at the speed of light.
But, watch how quickly we can
Virtual, Hybrid, Face to Face.
We do not have laser beams that shoot from our eyes.
Smiles, you can't see behind a mask.
They can convey
In any language.
We don't have super hearing.
But, we could hear our teaching career calling from far, far away.
These ears always hear what was said, even if it's muttered.
We can't lift a car.
But we can lift our students,
so that they meet our
Lift them out of whatever they may be feeling,
that has them down.
If even for a moment.
Our body is not impervious to weapons.
But, foolishness from
And those who know absolutely nothing about teaching?
We let it bounce off and come back stronger.
We are not SuperHeroes.
We don't wear, or need, a cape.
We can suffer... emotionally and physically,
Just like you.
We are not your SuperHeroes.
We are TEACHERS.
Written by Lisa Mims