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What Do You Make?

Astroboy

ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
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<dd>[FONT=Times, Times]The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.
[/FONT]</dd>[FONT=Times, Times] <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>
[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times]
<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>
[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times]
<dd>"Well, I[FONT=Times, Times] make[/FONT] kids work harder than they ever thought they could.
</dd>
[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times]
<dd>I [FONT=Times, Times]make[/FONT] a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner.
</dd>
[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times]
<dd>I[FONT=Times, Times] make[/FONT] kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't
</dd>
[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times] <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[FONT=Times, Times] make[/FONT]?
</dd>
[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times] <dd>(She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table)

</dd> <dd>I[FONT=Times, Times] make[/FONT] kids wonder.
</dd>
[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times]
<dd>I[FONT=Times, Times] make[/FONT] them question.
</dd>
[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times]
<dd>I[FONT=Times, Times] make[/FONT] them apologize and mean it.
</dd>
[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times]
<dd>I[FONT=Times, Times] make[/FONT] them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.
</dd>
[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times]
<dd>I[FONT=Times, Times] teach[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times] them how to write and then I [/FONT][FONT=Times, Times]make[/FONT] them write.
</dd>
[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times] <dd>Keyboarding isn't everything.

</dd> <dd>I[FONT=Times, Times] make[/FONT] them read, read, read.
</dd>
[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times]
<dd>I[FONT=Times, Times] make[/FONT] them show all their work in math.
</dd>
[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times] <dd>They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.

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

</dd> <dd>I[FONT=Times, Times] make[/FONT] my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.
</dd>
[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times]
<dd>Finally, I[FONT=Times, Times] make[/FONT] them understand that if they use the gifts they
</dd>
[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times] <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[FONT=Times, Times] make[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times], 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 [/FONT][FONT=Times, Times]make[/FONT]?
</dd>
[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times]
<dd>I[FONT=Times, Times] MAKE[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times] A DIFFERENCE IN ALL YOUR LIVES,EDUCATING KIDS AND PREPARING THEM TO BECOME CEO's ,AND DOCTORS AND ENGINEERS..........[/FONT]
</dd>
[/FONT] <dd id="yui_3_2_0_1_1343310132306182">
</dd> <dd>[FONT=Times, Times]What do you [/FONT][FONT=Times, Times]make[/FONT] [FONT=Times, Times]Mr. CEO?
[/FONT][FONT=Times, Times]
[/FONT]</dd>[FONT=Times, Times] <dd>His jaw dropped; he went silent.</dd>[/FONT]

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

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