Self-Guided Lecture

Teaching For The Multiple Intelligences

Program Slide 21

A Closing Poem
I Don’t Wanna Go To School
“I don’t wanna go to school,”
Tom said to his mommy.
“You know you have to go to school,”
Mom said back to Tommy.

“No one likes me there,” said Tom.
He hid beneath the covers.
“I’d rather stay in bed,” he said.
“Grow up,” said Tommy’s mother.

“Only little boys and girls
Ever act like you do.
Now sit up and dry your eyes,
Get dressed and tie your shoes.”

Tom ducked his head beneath the sheets
And kicked his feet about.
His mother heard him whimpering
And told him not to pout.

“I can’t face another day.
The children are not nice.”
She wiped his cheek and told him to
Follow her advice.

“But people laugh at me at school,”
Tom told his mom again.
“The teachers will not talk to me,
I don’t have any friends.”

“Now, Tom, get up,”
Said Tommy’s mom.
She hoped he was convincible.
“You’ve got to go to school,” she said,
“Because you are the principal.”

— Barry Louis Polisar

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