What Teachers Make

What Teachers Make : In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World

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"In praise of the greatest job in the world..." The right book at the right time: an impassioned defense of teachers and why we need them now more than ever. Teacher turned teacher s advocate Taylor Mali inspired millions with his original poem What Teachers Make, a passionate and unforgettable response to a rich man at a dinner party who sneeringly asked him what teachers make. Mali s sharp, funny, perceptive look at life in the classroom pays tribute to the joys of teaching and explains why teachers are so vital to our society. "What Teachers Make "is a book that will be treasured and shared by every teacher in America and everybody who s ever loved or learned from one."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 124 x 174 x 18mm | 200g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0425269507
  • 9780425269503
  • 135,699

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An inspirational tribute to teaching and learning. "Booklist" A valentine to teachers everywhere. Big, bright life lessons in a pocket-sized package. "Kirkus Reviews" Straightforward, fast-paced, and trenchant. An evocative, small book bulging with a big idea to remind teachers that they are dearly loved. "Publishers Weekly" I think every teacher will appreciate Mali s passion for teaching and his insightful wisdom. However, it is a book for all of us not just teachers. "Norwood Transcript & Bulletin "(Massachusetts)"show more

About Taylor Mali

Taylor Mali spent nine years in the classroom teaching everything from English and history to math and SAT test preparation. A vocal advocate for teachers and the nobility of teaching, he speaks around the world about teaching. He has a goal of creating new teachers for his Quest for One Thousand Teachers Project through the power of poetry, persuasion, and perseverance. Visit him online at taylormali.com, facebook.com/TaylorMaliPoet, and twitter.com/TaylorMali. "show more