I wrote this tiny poem last year, on April 29th. It has sat unpublished in my WordPress Account for nearly a year. One year later, I once again find myself asking similar questions, in a place I never would have imagined a year ago. I replay all of this in my mind on a daily basis, wondering what more could we do, how else can we structure the day, the learning, the students. How much more can we give? I’m constantly left feeling, now more than ever, that none of this is enough. Distance learning will never be enough. We cannot recreate the small opportunities that we are provided within the boundaries of a brick and mortar school. For now, we do the best we can. For now, we keep outgrowing ourselves, to give our best…until we can be back together.
This is the time of year where I wonder
Have I done enough?
Enough to inspire
Enough to move towards engagement over compliance
Enough to grow real readers and writers
Enough to make an impact, to make change
Can we ever do enough?