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A teacher poem celebrating all the different talents and roles a teacher has.
Our witty and warm 'What is a Teacher?' poem makes the perfect teacher gift for christmas or the end of term. A very unique way to say thank you to a brilliant teacher.
The poem comes as an unframed A4 print with a 3mm white border. We can frame it for you if you wish (see details of our frames below).
As seen on TV - our poem was filmed by the BBC and used to close 'Britain's Classroom Heroes' on BBC2, October 2017.
The poem was written by Bespoke Verse poet Joanna Miller. She used to be a teacher herself, so she knows exactly what makes a good present!
For an additional fee, you can choose to add a personalised message beneath the last line of the poem. To do this we remove the last two rhyming lines of the full version and rearrange the order of the last 4 lines to the best effect.
The text of the full version:
What is a Teacher?
A wiper, a blower, an everything knower
A listening ear, a calm refereer
A reader, a writer, reports all-nighter
A printer, protector, a problem deflector.
A marker, a setter, a sender of letter
An assessor, a planner, a maker of banner
A natural orator, a known confiscator
A divider, decider, a spare clothes provider.
An artist, a potter, a lace unknotter
A sticker, a tricker & fair-minded picker
A debater, relater & smile reinstater
A pairer, a carer, a costume preparer.
A defender, a lender, a broker & mender
A creator, inventor, inspiring mentor
A smiler, a filer, a stay back a whiler
A parent reminder, lost property finder.
A keen finder-outer, & sometimes a shouter
A walker, a talker, a corridor stalker
A play director, a tactful corrector
A designer & baker, a help with mistaker.
A role-model, tutor, a whiz with computer
A natural persuader, a daily first-aider
A describer, reviser, a trip organiser
A weigher, displayer, a patient game player
A thinker, a winker, a covered in inker (removed if a message is added)
An on your sider & staff-room resider (removed if a message is added)
That’s what makes a Teacher!
Copyright Joanna Miller 2012. (Author's permission required to reproduce this poem.)
The poem is printed onto the highest quality GF Smith white A4 card (250gsm) using Dura-Bright waterproof ink. There is no mount around the print.
The lightweight wooden frame is matt white with a slightly grained effect. It has a hook for wall hanging. The front is Perspex.
Each frame is handmade in the UK by Fine Art Trade Guild commended framers using Italian moulding. The product is dispatched in a purpose-made picture box.
The print is H30 x W21cm (A4) and comes ready framed: H34.5 x W25.7 x D2cm