Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!

Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown

My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What Teachers Make: Must-see video!


Taylor Mali is amazing! This ex-teacher/poet has written and delivered the most inspirational, important and poetic ranting defense of teachers I've ever heard. It purportedly developed from a dinner party during which a lawyer at the table began denigrating teachers with attacks such as, "Those who can, do; and those who can't, teach." He then asked high-school teacher Mali what he made (for a living). Big mistake! Mali's aggressive and original response to this question is totally surprising, motivating and absolutely true! Please do yourself and your colleagues a giant favor by viewing and sharing this video prior to the next school season. Enjoy, as I have many times since discovering Mali on the Bob Edwards Weekend Radio interview program, broadcast over my local NPR station. - mmd

Below is the link to video of Mali performing his rant onstage. Be warned that some may be offended by a phrase and hand gesture toward the end of the piece.

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