What Teachers Make...by Brian McDermott on 07/06/11
I've spent a lot of time around educators -- as a student, of course; as an engaged parent with two kids who went K-12 through an urban public school system; as an admirer of friends who've dedicated their lives to working in classrooms; and as a facilitator and consultant helping build plans for future-focused teaching practices.
Teaching is a tough job. It's an under-valued profession. And, in the workplace, it's an under-attended role of leaders.
Versions of this inspiring Taylor Mali poem have made the rounds on the web. Mark Sturgell reminded me it's worth watching again. Seth Godin reminded him. Somebody named Rod reminded Seth. And here I am...
I'm sending it directly to some teachers I know, and an ex-boss or two... to say thanks. Watch it. Pass it along.
Make a Difference,