In honor of Valentine’s Day and the unconditional love you pour into your students every day, we offer you a poetic tribute to the art of teaching. May it find you in good stead as you navigate room parties, shoe box Valentine mailboxes, and the abundance of candy hearts this week!
No other can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
The teachers who walk in the shadow of the temple, among their followers, gives not of their wisdom but rather of their faith and their lovingness.
If they are indeed wise they do not bid you enter the house of their wisdom, but rather lead you to the threshold of your own mind.
― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet*
*The poem has been edited for plural/gender neutral language.