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Thread: This is for all TEACHERS,Paraprofesionals and even Moms. This is GOOD

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    Super Member Bill'sBonBon's Avatar
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    > 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 emphasize 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 without an I Pod, 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.
    >
    > 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 to write and then I make
    > them write. Keyboarding isn't everything.
    >
    > I make them read, read, read.
    >
    > I make them show all their work in math.
    > They use their God-given brain, not the
    > man-made calculator.
    >
    > I make my students from other countries
    > learn everything they need to know in
    > English while preserving their unique
    > cultural identity.
    >
    > I make my classroom a place where all
    > my students feel safe.
    >
    > I make my students stand, placing their
    > hand over their heart to say the Pledge
    > of Allegiance to the Flag, One Nation
    > Under God, because we live in the
    > United States of America.
    >
    > I make them understand that if they use the
    > gifts they were given, work hard, and follow
    > their hearts, they can succeed in life.'
    >
    > (Bonnie paused one last time, then continued.)
    >
    > 'Then, when people try to judge me by what
    > I make, with me knowing money isn't
    > everything, I can hold my head up high and
    > pay no attention because they are ignorant...
    > You want to know what I make?
    >
    > I MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
    > What do you make, Mr. CEO?'
    >
    > His jaw dropped, he went silent.
    > ~~~~~~~~~~
    >
    >

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    Super Member Shemjo's Avatar
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    Amen!

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    :D :D :D Just perfect! I am sending it to all my teacher and retired teacher friends.

    judee (former teacher)

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    Amen. There are many other jobs out there that we all do, not for the paycheck, but for the impact we can have on others lives. Money is not the goal, impacting others lives for the better is good.

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    Teachers rock! I have so many wonderful memories of my teachers. My kids do too! Such an important job, and many teachers would not even call it a job. That's what makes a great teacher. They do it for the kids and the reward of enlightening a mind. What a rewarding career. I hope all you teachers know how much we appreciate you.

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    I teach.

    Thank you for posting this. I haven't seen it before.

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    Amen!

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    Mother of 3 teachers here. Thank you!


    Ninnie

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    Thank you so much. I am printing this out for my DD who has explored a number of majors in college, all based on what they "pay" and has finally decided on being a special ed. preschool teacher. I see the happiness in her face after student teaching in her preschool class and know no amount of money can buy that. My kids and my dear granddaughter have had many wonderful teachers who influenced their lives more than they will ever know and I am thankful to them all.

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    [b]THANK YOU !!!!! for posting this. As a reading interventionist it really touched me. I have been called a glorified baby sitter. I work with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade that are struggling to read. This year I had 40 students myself. It's very rewarding to see a child that is struggling to read to be able to read on their own. To me that is what my job is about not how much or how little pay I make.

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