What does a teacher make?…..

“Don’t let anyone call you ‘Rabbi,’ for you have only one teacher, and all of you are equal as brothers and sisters.”  Matthew 23:8 The dinner guests were all sitting around the table discussing life. One man a CEO decided to explain the problem with the education. He argued, “What’s a child going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?” To stress his point he said to another guest, “You’re a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?” Teacher Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, “You want to know what I make?” She paused for a second, then began… “Well, I make children work harder than they ever thought they could. I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner. I make children sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can’t make them sit for five-minute without an iPod, Game Cube or movie rental. Do you really want t know what I make?” She paused again and looked each and every person sitting at the table. “ I make children wonder. I make them question. I make them apologize and mean it. I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions. I teach them how to write and then I make them write Keyboarding isn’t everything. I make them read, read read. I make them show their work in math. They use their GOD given brain, not man made calculator. I make my student from other countries everything they need to know about English while preserving their cultural identity. I make my classroom a place where my students feel safe and secure. Finally, I make them understand they if they use the gifts they are given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life.” Bonnie paused one last time and then continued, “Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, I can hold head up high and pay no attention because they are so ignorant. You want to know what I make? I make a difference in all your lives, educating your children and preparing them to become CEOs, doctors and engineers…. What d you make Mr CEO? His jaw dropped and he went silent-Author Unknown

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