Nobody deserves soul-filling poetry and free goodies more than teachers! To inspire you, we offer an excerpt of Taylor Mali’s poem, “What Teachers Make” along with a link to the video of Mr. Mali reading the entire text.
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You want to know what I make? I make kids wonder,
I make them question.
I make them criticize.
I make them apologize and mean it.
I make them write.
I make them read, read, read.
I make them spell definitely beautiful, definitely beautiful, 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 on their final drafts in English.
I make them understand that if you've got this,
then you follow this,
and if someone ever tries to judge you
by what you make, you give them this.
Here, let me break it down for you, so you know what I say is true:
Teachers make a difference! Now what about you?