Saturday, January 24, 2009

A Tidbit from Class


The Prof. in my "Teacher as Leader course" brought this song from Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim to our first class and read it to us. I thought it was a wonderful reminder of our role as teachers, mentors, or parents.
"Children Will Listen"

Careful the things you say,
Children will listen.
Careful the things you do,
Children will see.
And learn.
Children may not obey,
But children will listen.
Children will look to you
For which way to turn,
To learn what to be.
Careful before you say,
"Listen to me."
Children will listen.

Careful the wish you make,
Wishes are children.
Careful the path they take--
Wishes come true,
Not free.
Carful the spell you cast,
Not just on children.
Sometimes the spell may last
Past what you can see
And turn against you....

Careful the tale you tell,
That is the spell.
Children will listen.

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