I wish to share this poem with you by Taylor Mali called 'What Teachers Make'. I first heard this last weekend at the ECIS IT conference when keynote speaker, Seth Ruef, recited it with permission.
The poem plucks at a heart string and takes me back 30 years to when I first started at University in Australia with the vague notion of perhaps becoming a history/politics teacher but with the hope that my musical career would take off instead and save me from a life of boredom. Needless to say you can guess the outcome ;-). I now continue to have music in my life as well as a rich career as an educator who also 'makes a difference' in the lives of the future decision makers in the world.
Enjoy the poem. There is a YouTube version I have embedded here as well.
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One of my favorites, thanks for bringing it back to the front of my brain, every once and awhile i need someone to do that. I didn't know who it was credited to until your post.
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