Leaving my classroom

 
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This is a classroom where I was both pupil and teacher for many years.

It is a simple photograph (of a colleague) for simple feelings! To capture this image of sunlight in a second epitomises the experience of many years.

The light and shadow in the photograph symbolise the many changes in almost a cliched way. On many levels thankfully, the experience was constantly varied. So the faces in the photograph for example, changed often; matched by daily variation in the amount of sun and shade. No two people in the photograph seem to be looking the same way, the lesson is not depicted as always easy. But the light and shadow summarise the two way process of teaching and learning.

The warmth and light within the photograph is indicative of the overwhelming memory. The perception of sun and shade may vary, but their underlying existence is secure.

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Guest - Jan 18, 2006 05:38 AM EDT
Thanks for writing. Good to hear from a teacher well used to the ups and downs of the classroom!
Guest - Jan 17, 2006 05:40 PM EDT
Only a teacher could really appreciate that. I have taught in many settings but never in one in which I was a student. That must have been a super thing to do.

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