I just read this on Lill's blog News from Hawkhill Acres. She has comments to go along with the poem. I'll just quote the poem here, you can see her site for more. How to Teach Teach without attachment to the outcome.
by Tammy Takahashi
Teach without the need to be right.
Teach with the desire to see our kids spread their own wings.
Teach with the viewpoint that we aren’t there to direct their lives, but to help them discover who they are (and we get to discover them in the process).
Teach as if we have all the time in the world.
Because we do.
Teach as if there is no end, no beginning.
There is nowhere to go.
There is nowhere to run to.
Teach like you might explore an uncharted cave, or go on a safari.
Teach as if we ourselves are the students.
Because, in many ways, we are.
Enjoy the journey.
Whatever that journey is.
How to Teach
Teach without attachment to the outcome.