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What do you make?

Discussion in 'Inspirational Stories' started by Astroboy, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Astroboy

    Astroboy Malaysia
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    ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
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    Jul 14, 2007
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    <dd>The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.
    </dd> <dd id="yui_3_2_0_1_1343310132306183">One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued,
    </dd> <dd>"What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?"

    <dd>To stress his point he said to another guest;
    </dd> <dd>"You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?"

    </dd> <dd>Teacher Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied,
    </dd> <dd>"You want to know what I make?
    </dd> <dd>(She paused for a second, then began...)

    <dd>"Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.

    <dd>I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner.

    <dd>I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't
    <dd id="yui_3_2_0_1_1343310132306173">make them sit for 5 min. without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental.

    </dd> <dd>You want to know what I make?
    <dd>(She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table)

    </dd> <dd>I make kids wonder.

    <dd>I make them question.

    <dd>I make them apologize and mean it.

    <dd>I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.

    <dd>I teach them how to write and then I make them write.
    <dd>Keyboarding isn't everything.

    </dd> <dd>I make them read, read, read.

    <dd>I make them show all their work in math.
    <dd>They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.

    </dd> <dd>I make my students from other countries learn everything they need
    <dd>to know about English while preserving their unique cultural identity.

    </dd> <dd>I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.

    <dd>Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they
    <dd>were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life

    </dd> <dd>( Bonnie paused one last time and then continued.)

    </dd> <dd>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?

    <dd id="yui_3_2_0_1_1343310132306182">
    </dd> <dd>What do you make Mr. CEO?

    </dd> <dd>His jaw dropped; he went silent.</dd>

    (This article appears in many websites and I received it in my email, therefore the original source is unknown).
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