This video, produced by SemiColon Productions, is a beautifully done version of Taylor Mali's poem, "What Teachers Make." The endless attacks on teachers and the mindset that we are somehow greedy monsters for asking for a salary that is in line with our level of education and expertise gets to me sometimes, especially as high-stakes testing takes more and more of the fun and creativity out of the profession. A big thank you to Taylor Mali for a poem that gives me a shot of encouragement every time I hear it and reminds me why I will always be a teacher. And much more gratitude than I can ever express to all the wonderful, caring teachers I have known over the years. Most of all, this video reminds me of my grandfather, a teacher to the core, and my inspiration to be a person who makes a difference in the lives of children.
For homework, go thank a teacher.
Antipodes - *Doctor, lawyer, Indian chief. Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief.* You notice things. I spend an hour each morning on my bike. I ride quiet low...
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