June arrives in majesty, bearing
the standard of the longest day.
Her retinue of bees, butterflies and song-birds
pay homage, busying the skies,
composing the music of summer.

Travelling through the days,
she invites all to join the pilgrimage
of sun-worshippers hopefully
lifting their faces to be kissed.

She tantalizes with glimpses
of lazy days on sun-drenched beaches
but in this, our temperate land,
it often rains on her parade.

© Marion Sharville


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  1. , students can do rescerah (critical thinking) and then write about what they found (still, critical thinking) but more importantly, there can be room for creative thought as well (such as reflections on the findings). So as teachers we must take on yet another role: showing our students that both modes of thinking are equally as important. One way to do this would be to teach and stress critical thinking in the earlier years of school. I think that by doing this, students can become confident in the ways in which they think. Once they have gained some confidence and opinions, creative thought can and should be embraced in the later years. This should take place especially in college because at this point, it should be expected that most can think critically. To differentiate one’s status as a student or to make a name for yourself, you should then use your creative abilities to show how critically you can think.Like most elements of education, however, this blend needs to start at an early age. It also has to be stressed just how equally important both modes of thinking are. Like I said, I really like the idea of an online blog as a creative outlet. Perhaps other modes of media can be used, such as an online chat room exclusively for a math class to work out specific, difficult problems. Or maybe a social studies teacher can somehow establish an online magazine for her class, where students can post weekly (or whenever the teacher dictates) a current event article or short piece on an important historical figure/event.

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