Boating, Inc. -- Boston, MA
when we go out sailing, you think you're going to reach a certain island.
You prepare to go out . . . and you find they don't have a dock. The
dock is not there. So what's the next plan? . . . You have to have an
alternative plan. So the next plan is to pull up the anchor. Then all
of sudden there's an undercurrent."
"I know last year we
went out and we had anchored, the boat kept spinning and spinning. We
just couldn't understand what was going on. We couldn't go to shore
because the boat kept spinning. We had to ditch that plan. Then we thought
we'd tie to another boat that was anchored there. But then the park
ranger said, 'No, you can't do that.' . . . Well, I guess we'll go to
Listen to an audio
is like a sailor. . . . I'm a small boat sailor myself. . . and
I really think small boats are. . . exciting because you can get
wet. You might tip over. And I think teachers are very much like
sailors in small boats because sailors need to be responsive. And
I think that's what a good sailor and a good teacher need to do.
Teacher on the Street
Have you ever felt like a sailor in your classroom?
Join in the
conversation, and let us know!
Share your metaphor with teachers
from across the country.
Explore metaphors that others
Discuss ideas about metaphors
Metaphors from Broadcasts