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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

What Teachers Make

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Found this in my email box..would like to share it with u though..especially if u also a teacher like me...

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 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.

Finally, 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 and 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.


WHAK'd said...

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Akmal said...

Kak Waliz,
Nothing replaces teachers :)
Everyone can make differences, but nobody can make differences like what the teachers did.
That was a beautiful yet enlightening story indeed. Glad you found it in your mail box, and shared it with us :)

bluecrystaldude said...

I think that teacher just smacked the CEO's face hard. hahaha... love the story, and nice cover.. vogue gitu.. hehe

waliz said...

akmal, i'm glad u appreciate your teachers very much..i'm sure they will be proud to have u as their student...sadly to say..not many people have the same thinking like u do..yes we do have some rotten apples in the barrel...but it is not the true reflection of ths very noble career...see u soon akmal..take care!

waliz said...

bluecrystaldude..when u mentioned this word "smacked' i remember when i was younger and fresh from college..i used to smacked my students hard whenever they made mistakes..but now not anymore...i regret my actions though....hmmm.

neomesuff said...

hmm..i wonder how the CEO became a CEO..kannnn..fancy asking a sort-of insulting question like that...

waliz said...

neomesuff...Maybe he thinks sooooo biiiig lah become a CEO...hope no readers of CEO here...hehehehe...just kidding!

Anonymous said...

hehehe..that's a nice story!
Take THAT Mr CEO!! :-)
i'm so doing the magazine cover. Thanks for the tip.
Hope all is well with you! :-)

AzAzura said...

alamak! I think I wanted to do the magazine cover as well! cool one! and CEo jaws drop, I have so much respect for teachers, I live in boarding for a while and teachers were like parents to me.

bluedreamer27 said...

wow this make sense for me too hehe i am to become a teachers soon and i still believe that teachers are the greatest profession in the world

bluedreamer27 said...

btw i like the cover mag hehe

waliz said...

zen...cant wait to see u as a cover boy...dont forget the chef hat ok? hehee....
all is well..thank u..:D

waliz said... huh? u should do it...!thank u for appreciating yr teachers...i do it on their behalf...hehehe...:D

waliz said...

you are going to be a great teacher too bluedreamer...i am sure 100% of it!

u like the mag cover? thank u....

U.Lee said...

Hi Waliz, good post this.
I guess all of us were in many ways influenced first of all by mothers, then teachers.
And kids do very well when you get a dedicated teacher as in your story.
Stay easy and have a nice weekend Waliz, Lee.

Lily.Lulu. said...

woww !!!
cantik laa cikgu ....

Anonymous said...

i love my teachers!!! all of them!CEO? whats that eh? cup cake ke?

eh, nice cover! ;P

waliz said...

hi u .lee...happy weekend! would love to hear story about yr teachers one day...must the one who wears tight kebaya and black rimmed spectacles...hehehe...and not to mention sexyyy toooo...!

waliz said...

thank u lily..thank u..boleh lily belanja kat william's yeh...?

waliz said...

CEO = cupcakes.....hehehehehe! i like the one with lots of sugar frosting..azra!

arsaili said...

simlar entry but different story...baru update pengalaman with my primary school teacher...

bluedreamer27 said...

hello wliz gheeeh do you think so hehe
btw i got a tag for you i created this tag again have a greta day

waliz said...

must be interesting arsaili...will visit u soon!

waliz said...

i will come and get my tag bluedreamer...thanks

BillyWarhol said...

what an amazing Post Waliz*

Teachers do an amazing Job + frankly don't get Paid what they're worth*

In fact I always start Singing Van Halen's HOT FOR TEACHER whenever I come visit U!!***********


Prolly the Best Explanation i've seen of Explaining the Universe + exactly what the heck we're doing here*

Amazing* ;))


Waliz I am going to Rectify your Link to iGooMEGA$$$TRILLIONS
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Cuz Billy Warhol is BRINGIN' SEXY BACK!!!!!***********

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E-Tavasi said...

Hi Waliz lots of i make :D.. hehehe... nice story..

Haney said...

CEO: I sit back and relax while looking at my subordinates working like hell.

waliz said...

thanks Billy..i know i can rely on you...!

waliz said...

give example etavasi..i'm a teacher remember..? hehehe....

waliz said...

good point haney...:D

bluedreamer27 said...

hello waliz blog hopping here have a great day

waliz said...

u have a great day too bluedreamer

Speedcat Hollydale said...

I need to try the mag cover, really cool Waliz!! You are looking good ;-)

Loved the email forward too!


waliz said...

thanks speedy..let me know if u try it out..ok?

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