Be inspired by this animated poem “Keepers of the Flame,” written by Paul Reynolds, artwork by Peter Reynolds, narration by Chester Gregory, and produced by “FableVision Studios” as a tribute to teachers and their role in nurturing the learning spirit in every child.
It ends with a quote from William Butler Yeats: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
Well, that should cover just about everyone … Here’s a long over-due shout-out to those in education … often, the most under-rated … under-appreciated … yet, most influential people in our lives … our teachers …
I am reminded how often Jesus was referred to as “Teacher,” and, from the first message I ever preached, I used the text from John, chapter 3, when Nicodemus came to Jesus by night … Nicodemus began his questions with, “Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher … “
So many in my family are currently, or have been, teachers …
Here are a couple of special videos for you all, from fellow teacher, fellow author, and fellow poet Taylor Mali. Please enjoy them in the spirit in which they are intended:
The first presentation is Taylor Mali and “Miracle Workers”
Now, here’s Taylor Mali with “What Do Teachers Make?”