A Candle? Nope.

Someone once said, “A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.”

I think a good teacher is like chocolate.

Not because we are rich, or perhaps a little nutty, or perhaps a little crunchy.

I just can’t help but think – if I’m going to be a teacher that consumes herself to light the way for others…

I want to be chocolate.

By bshawver2

Elementary teacher, mom, wife, chicken lady, dog whisperer, plate juggler. Jill of all trades, master of none.


  1. Yes, please! I mean come on – it has to be chocolate! Did you ever see that picture of a candle burning at both ends and then also in the middle? It says “current situation” I think … and I. would much much rather be chocolate than that! Awesome slice!

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  2. I’m all about chocolate. In fact, I haven’t had any today. So now I’m going to get up from my desk and go get some chocolate. Because who wouldn’t want to be chocolate?!?!?


  3. maybe a flashlight? I sure don’t want to be that short lived non-renewable source. Maybe an oil lamp that needs to refuel and rest once in a while? I like thinking of this metaphor, and certainly won’t argue with anything chocolate 😉


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