Teaching and Learning

Did I miss anything?

The end of summer… the beginning of classes… and questions from students that keep coming back every year…

Q.: I could not be here last class, did I miss anything?

A.: from a poem by Tom Wayman:

Nothing. When you are not present
how could something significant occur?

Everything. Contained in this classroom
is a microcosm of human existence
assembled for you to query and examine and ponder
This is not the only place such an opportunity has been

but it was one place

And you weren’t here

By Richard Brisebois

I help companies develop their leaders. I help managers develop themselves and their teams.
Richard Brisebois is a leadership development professional who has worked with 7,000+ managers, leaders, and business owners in 40+ countries, from Fortune50 executives to SME business owners and tribal leaders. He specializes in designing and facilitating leadership development programs as well in team coaching.

One reply on “Did I miss anything?”

What a wonderful poem to send to a just dropped off, first time in college Freshman. Yes, I think I will. Thanks. Saludos, Gary

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