Teachers who write tend to be best at teaching young writers to compose. It is never about a test. From experience, she can attest to the struggles be it verse or prose. Authentically she can suggest. On the page, her students express themselves according to words they chose. It is never about a test. Teachers who write don’t have to guess how to help writers because she knows ways to extract ideas – repressed. By her skill, students are impressed. When she shares the words she has composed, she’s able to relieve their stress. Teachers who write may be obsessed with creating writers, I suppose. Her writing Scholars are most blessed. It is never about a test. This poem was originally published for #ethicalela #openwrite July 18, 2021.