This week The Haiku Foundation’s Haiku Dialogue column was on the theme of school days. Tia Haynes, who is editing the column now, chose one of this pedometer geek’s haiku. It is as follows:
the race to be
~Nancy Brady, 2020
In third grade, our class had a teacher who pushed math. Our class was doing math that was well beyond grade level, and she would often have students at the blackboard solving problems. The last one to complete the problem she ridiculed so that everyone hurried to finish ahead of the rest. No one wanted to be last. Only in hindsight did this student realize that our teacher was abusive.
Read all the haiku on school days at http://www.thehaikufoundation.org. Something will resonate with everyone who has ever attended school.