Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What Teachers Make

 One of the most well known pieces by Taylor Mali, a teacher and slam poet, tells the story of a smug lawyer scoffing at the idea of becoming a teacher because teachers don’t earn much money. The beginning of the poem sets the scene for the second half, in which Mali shreds the mocking lawyer to pieces.

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1 comment:

John Farrier said...

Outstanding! The video was glorious, too.

I'm a bit different. When someone asks me why I work as a librarian and a teacher, I respond, "for the money." When I can help a student thrive and achieve his/her dreams, it's wonderful. But an awareness of my own self-interest at work clarifies my motives like the lamp of a lighthouse on a foggy sea.