When You’re A BAT You’re a BAT All the Way-With Apologies to West Side Story

When You’re A BAT You’re a BAT  All the Way-With Apologies to West Side Story
Susan Ryan Murphy
When you’re a BAT, 
You’re a BAT all the way 
From your first lesson plan 
To your last teachin’ day. 

When you’re a BAT, 
Let ’em do what they can. 
You got colleagues around, 
You’re the Baddest-Ass, man! 

You’re never alone, 
You’re never disconnected! 
You’re home with your own: 
When Pearson is expected, 
You’re well protected! 

Then you are set 
With a capital B, 
Which you’ll never forget 
As they gauge AYP. 

When you’re a BAT, 
You stay a BAT! 

When you’re a BAT, 
You’re the top teach in town, 
You’re the gold-medal kid 
With the best-practice crown! 

When you’re a BAT, 
You’re a feisty badass: 
Little quiz, it’s a breeze; 
Little test, kids will pass! 

The BATs are in gear, 
Our cylinders are clickin’!
The Feds’ll steer clear
‘Cause Mr. Arne Duncan’s 
a lousy chicken! 

Here come the BATs 
Like a bat out of hell. 
Bill Gates gets in our way, 
then we all start to yell. 

Here come the BATs:
Little world, step aside! 
Better go underground,
Better run, better hide. 

We’re drawin’ the line, 
So keep your noses hidden! 
We’re hangin’ a sign, 
Says “Waltons are forbidden” 
And we ain’t kiddin’! 

Here come the BATs, 
Yeah! An’ we’re gonna beat 
Ev’ry last buggin’ Broad 
On the whole buggin’ street! 
On the whole ever-mother-lovin’ street!

Tandy Lynn Braid
How is this?? When you’re a Bat,
You’re a Bat all the way
From your first day of school
Till Your retirement day.

When you’re a Bat,
If the shit hits the fan,
You got a colony around,
You’re a Bat and we “can”!

You’re never alone,
You’re never disconnected!
You’re home with your own:
Even when We are disrespected, Know you’re always protected!

Then you are met
With a capital B,
Which you’ll never forget
You are one alongside of me.
When you’re a Bat,
You stay a Bat !

Michael Hureaux
When you’re a Bat you’re 
A bat cuz you note
Real life learners aren’t built
Just by following rote;
When you’re a Bat
You don’t know everything
But to teach ain’t a thing
If it ain’t got that swing!
You keep a running game,
And guard the better shooters
Cuz teachers are too tame
And lots say “More computers
Make teaching cuter!”
When you’re a Bat with a capital “B”
All the districts will see
They should not tread on thee
When you’re a Bat
That’s where it’s at!
Ruth Florella Charlton
When you’re a BAT
students know you don’t play
 from the first day of school
to the last PD Day…..

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You’re a feisty badass: 
Little quiz, it’s a breeze; 
Little test, kids will pass! 

The BATs are in gear, 
Our cylinders are clickin’!
The Feds’ll steer clear
‘Cause Mr. Arne Duncan’s 
a lousy chicken! 

Here come the BATs 
Like a bat out of hell. 
Bill Gates gets in our way, 
then we all start to yell. 

Here come the BATs:
Little world, step aside! 
Better go underground,
Better run, better hide. 

We’re drawin’ the line, 
So keep your noses hidden! 
We’re hangin’ a sign, 
Says “Waltons are forbidden” 
And we ain’t kiddin’! 

Here come the BATs, 
Yeah! An’ we’re gonna beat 
Ev’ry last buggin’ Broad 
On the whole buggin’ street! 
On the whole ever-mother-lovin’ street!