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

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


By (author) Taylor Mali

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  • Publisher: Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 174mm x 18mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 3 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0425269507
  • ISBN 13: 9780425269503
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 168,429

Product description

"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.

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Author information

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.

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"A heartfelt plea never to give up... An inspirational tribute to teaching and learning." --"Booklist"