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  • What do you 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 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.

  • #2
    Re: What do you make?

    My daughters are teachers I bet they'd have a few to add.

    It is amazing how we under value good teachers and over value bad CEO's.

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    • #3
      Re: What do you make?

      I've always wanted to be a CEO of a large corporation.

      It's the only "job" I can think of where you can fail miserably and be rewarded greatly.

      J.C.

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      • #4
        Re: What do you make?

        What do you make?

        and i thought it was going to be a flat rate/ time and material discussion

        i make my customers happy

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Re: What do you make?

          What does Woussko make? Well, I make way too much noise. That's what I make.

          ARRRROOOOOOOOOO
          OOOOOOOOOOOoooo
          ooooooooooooooo


          How do you like that? I bet you want it gone and now.

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          • #6
            Re: What do you make?

            Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
            I've always wanted to be a CEO of a large corporation.

            It's the only "job" I can think of where you can fail miserably and be rewarded greatly.

            J.C.
            Don't forget weathermen.

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            • #7
              Re: What do you make?

              Yep, I'm in it for the big bucks.
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              • #8
                Re: What do you make?

                I have a daughter that is a teacher and one that is a doctor. Both of them talk of their past teachers often. Mostly good and how they were pushed to do better. Sometimes it is up to the student to strive for more. I coach high school baseball and it is easy to tell those that are willing to put in the extra work to get to the next level.

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