Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Learning Preferences--By Shannon O'Leary--United States

Learning Preferences

Learners diverse
Educators be ready
Actively engage
Really must think
Not all learn the same
It’s meeting students’ needs
Noticing and embracing all
Going the extra mile

Preparing hands-on lessons
Real life experiences
Extra practice
Finding what works
Expecting all students to succeed
Realizing potential
Each student matters
New interventions

Shannon O'Leary is an elementary educator from Fargo, North Dakota. She completed her masters degree last year. She teaches at Holy Spirit Elementary School. Her poetry has been published in the following venues, Sketchbook, Snippets, Whispers and Smile. She is the daughter of our editor.


  1. Very incisive Shannon,
    I have been saying the exact same things in less effective
    words to educators at parent teachers conferences for
    years. Thanks for sharing. Education is in good
    hands your way.

  2. Dear Shannon,
    This poem shows that good art can be both beautiful and useful.
    Thank you,

  3. A wonderful way to say, in a dozen ways, that teachers must engage with each student. Shannon confirms what dedicated educators know: students learn best from teachers they trust.

  4. what a lovely poem - & lucky students to have a teacher prepared to go that extra mile