<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> <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> <dd>"Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. </dd> <dd>I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner. </dd> <dd>I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't </dd> <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> <dd>(She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table) </dd> <dd>I make kids wonder. </dd> <dd>I make them question. </dd> <dd>I make them apologize and mean it. </dd> <dd>I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions. </dd> <dd>I teach them how to write and then I make them write. </dd> <dd>Keyboarding isn't everything. </dd> <dd>I make them read, read, read. </dd> <dd>I make them show all their work in math. </dd> <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> <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> <dd>Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they </dd> <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> <dd>I MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN ALL YOUR LIVES,EDUCATING KIDS AND PREPARING THEM TO BECOME CEO's ,AND DOCTORS AND ENGINEERS.......... </dd> <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).