The dinner guests were sitting around
the table discussing life.
One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He
argued,"What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his
in life was to become a teacher?" He reminded the other dinner guests
it's true what they say about teachers: "Those who can, do. Those
To corroborate, he said to another guest: You're a teacher, Susan,"
said. "Be honest. What do you make?"
Susan, who had a reputation of honesty and frankness, replied, "You
know what I make? I make kids work harder than they ever thought they
could. I can make a C+ feel like the Medal of Honor and an A- feel like
slap in the face if the student did not do his or her very best.
You want to know what I make?
I make kids wonder.
I make them question.
I make them criticize.
I make them apologize and mean it.
I make them write.
I make them show all their work in math and hide it all on their final
drafts in English.
I elevate them to experience music and art and the joy in performance,
their lives are rich, full of kindness and culture, and they take pride
themselves and their accomplishments.
I make them understand that if you have the brains, then follow your
heart...and if someone ever tries to judge you by what you make, you pay
them no attention.
You want to know what I make? I make a difference".
She turns to the CEO and asks, "What do you make?"