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What Teachers make

2002-12-09 23:41:42 (GMT)

What Teachers make

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing
life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with
education. He argued:

"What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his
best option in life was to become a teacher?"

He reminded the other dinner guests that it's true what
they say about teachers:
"Those who can do. Those who can't teach."

To corroborate, he said to another guest: "You're a
teacher, Susan," he said. "Be honest. What do you make?"

Susan, who had a reputation of honesty and frankness,
replied, "You want to know what I make?"

"I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.
I can make a C feel like a Congressional Medal of Honor
and an A- feel like a slap in the face if the student did
not do his or her very best."

"I can make kids sit through 40 minutes of study hall in
absolute silence."

"I can make parents tremble in fear when I call home"

"You want to know what I make?"

"I make kids wonder."

"I make them question."

"I make them criticize."

"I make them laugh."

"I make them apologize and mean it."

"I make them create."

"I make them write."

"I make them read, read, read."

"I make them spell definitely beautiful, definitely
beautiful, and definitely beautiful over and over and over
again, until they will never misspell either one of those
words again."

"I make them show all their work in math and hide it all on
their final drafts in English."

"I elevate them to experience music and art and the joy in
performance so their lives are rich, full of kindness and
culture, and they take pride in themselves and their

"I make them understand that if you have the brains, then
follow your heart... and if someone ever tries to judge you
by what you make, you pay them no attention."

"You want to know what I make?"

"I make a difference."

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