The Little Boy

Many of us involved in teaching will be familiar with this poem by Helen Buckley. If you know it, I invite you to revisit it. If you don’t, then please read it. All of it.

The first time I read the poem was many years ago. An inspirational teacher I had during my MEd used it years later. Today, in the world of  Web 2.0, iPhones, Second Life, Twitter and ‘GoogleLife’, The Little Boy seems to me as current as ever. I invite colleagues to ‘read’ this poem having perhaps replaced the setting, the characters and the technologies involved. Maybe we can come up with a version of this poem called ‘the little lecturer’?

Alejandro Armellini

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