Snapshots Announcements Spotlight UTSA Athletics

July 2012, Issue 14

Message from the Vice President

Dr. Gage E. Paine

Inspiring Teachers
help us learn and grow
help us see the world in new ways
help us better understand ourselves and others.

Sometimes inspiring teachers stand
at the front of the classroom with lectures, pictures, graphs
sharing their knowledge.

Sometimes inspiring teachers sit
with students leading discussions, seminars
sharing their expertise.

Inspiring teachers
don't always stand before us,
don't always have expertise,
don't always lecture students.

Sometimes inspiring teachers
share their confusion
and we find clarity.

Sometimes inspiring teachers
share their questions
and we find answers.

Inspiring teachers can be everywhere.
Inspiring teachers share themselves.

Sometimes we call them students.

(reprint from August 2008)

Best wishes,