What Do Teachers Make? - My dear friend and "soul mate" Barbara Fortunato shared this thought with us. She was not sure who wrote it, but "it's one of us," and I know it will touch your heart!
What Do 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 what they say about teachers: "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." To stress his point he said to another guest, "You’re a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?"
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 kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor. I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't make them sit for 5 minutes without an IPod, Game Cube, or movie rental...You want to know what I make?" (She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table.)
I make kids wonder.
And to every teacher to visits my website and reads this, I say THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE!