David Deubel not only keeps everything running at EFL Classroom — he also provides an enormous amount of resources helpful to all teachers.  Plus, he has a “thread” where he shares great stories applicable to teaching.  Here’s his latest contribution — a poem that all of us who are teachers at any grade level might want to think about:

The Memoirs of Jessie James
— Richard Brautigan

I remember all those thousands of hours that I spent in grade school watching the clock,
waiting for recess or lunch or to go home.
Waiting: for anything but school.
My teachers could easily have ridden with Jesse James
for all the time they stole from me.