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{a different slice} 16/31 #sol16

The March Slice of Life Story Challenge
hosted at the Two Writing Teachers
Join us for a month of writing!

I wrote a different slice for today.

A reflective slice about education.
After a positive PD inservice.
About asking the right questions.
Seeing the future of modern learning.
Thinking of myself as a learner.

I wrote a different slice for today.

A slice about the romance of education.
The beautiful, enticing future of learning.
About the opposite reality of what teachers live.
Everyday as we walk deep, deeper in the trenches.
Frustrated living between the worlds of romance and reality.

I wrote a different slice for today.

A slice that came from my heart.
Sharing with some close to me.
Not knowing the reaction from all.
Worried about what others will think.
Not brave enough to share just yet.

I wrote a different slice for today ... maybe I'll share it tomorrow.


  1. Oh I love this and I'm so intrigued. Of course I want to say DO IT! But only you can decide when you'll feel safe. Lovely post.

  2. Yes, I second Anna! Post it! I'm sure that many people will connect with what you had the bravery to write about. I look forward to reading it!

  3. I like how you build the anticipation for tomorrow's slice with this poem. I am looking forward to reading this slice.

  4. This is how I feel every time I read a professional book: "...the romance of education.
    The beautiful, enticing future of learning.
    About the opposite reality of what teachers live." In fact, I generally try to avoid them during the school year because they can be very anxiety inducing! I read over the summer, when everything seems possible. :) Can't wait for you to share the "real" post for today!

  5. Wow, you described my feelings of hopefulness and yet the realities of education and the frustration and longing it gives me for something better for our kids. Can't wait to read it...

  6. You always write with your heart and bare your sole. Read and re-read what you have written and share it if this is truly in your mind. Sometimes when we write things down and then re-read them, we find that it has relieved your frustrations. I truly feel that you will get a lot of positive and understanding comments. Love ya, Mom

  7. Oh, please! Do share. Looking forward to it.

  8. It's difficult to put ourselves out there. We don't want any regrets after the moment. Think time is good though. Of course I'm curious but it's not about me so you only share if you want.

  9. Looking forward to tomorrow's post, Michelle - you've piqued my curiosity.

  10. Looking forward to tomorrow's post, Michelle - you've piqued my curiosity.

  11. Beautiful writing! You are building suspense and that is so much fun! Thank you for getting me interested in what is coming next!!!

  12. You need to share it Michelle, because so many will agree with you! You are so passionate about learning and teaching, try not to let it get you down. You are making a huge difference one child at a time! xoxo

  13. The romance of what we believe and the reality of what we live applies to so much more than teaching and learning. Follow your heart, but think with your head... again the romance and the reality. It's ok if you keep your writing in your notebook and share one day when the time is right for you.

  14. Thanks for all your comments! I did not intend to write it to entice you or build any suspense. I just was not ready yet to share the slice .... so I wrote this in its place! ~Michelle

  15. I like how you used the repeated line.
    Some posts get started and take a while to finish. I understand.


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