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

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Read What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World Online Free - Former middle-school teacher and teachers' advocate Taylor Mali struck a chord with his passionate response to a man at a dinner party who asked him what kind of salary teachers make—a poetic rant that has been seen and forwarded millions of times on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Based on the poem that inspired a movement, What Teachers Make is Mali's sharp, funny, reflective, critical call to arms about the joys of teaching and why teachers are so vital to America today. It's a book that will be treasured and shared by every teacher in America—and everyone who's ever loved or learned from one.

Title : What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World
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ISBN : 1452636273
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Audio CD
Number of Pages : 0 pages


K rated it ★★★☆☆

August 01, 2012

As a high school English teacher, I am always a fan of books that promote teaching and encourage us to take a fresh look at one of the most influential and important positions in America. I was thrilled after glancing at Taylor Mali's book, and while I was excited to read it at the beginning, by...

Tatiana rated it ★★★★★

April 21, 2012

What Teachers Make is similiar to many teacher memoirs, except that it isn’t. Even though former classroom teacher and poet, author Taylor Mali, doesn’t exactly ignore the problems with the educational system in America, he also doesn’t dwell on issues not soon resolved. In both his poem, “What T...

Ellie rated it ★★★☆☆

April 06, 2013

What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World by Taylor Mali is a very comforting book to read if you are a teacher (if you're not a teacher, you probably won't read it, which is a shame). In a series of vignettes, Mali depicts some of the challenges and rewards of teaching. Like...

Mickey rated it ★★★★★

June 15, 2012

I had not heard of Mali's poem "What Teachers Make" before I picked up this book. There's been a steady stream of books written by teachers about their profession. Some are how-to books (like Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56), some are humorous, anecdotal sen...

Sherry rated it ★★★★★

May 23, 2012

I loved this book! Taylor Mali wrote the poem What Teachers Make after a party where he was at where a lawyer was putting down teachers. He vented his frustrations and performed the poem at a poetry slam. From there it just spread. He started doing presentations and eventually wrote this book. Ther...

Aaron rated it ★★★★★

March 22, 2017

Taylor Mali combines sobering truths with humorous anecdotes about the perils and joys of teaching. This little book sheds light on the field of teaching and its merits as well as its hardships but Taylor Mali reinforces the idea that teachers do make a difference - if you're the kind of person w...

Claudia rated it ★★★★★

January 09, 2013

Whenever I feel especially frustrated and depressed about the state of education, I pull up Taylor Mali's youtube performance of this poem. I watch his fierceness and I feel better. So, I was thrilled to find this book, and wallowed in the deliciousness for a couple of days. I found lines and pag...

M rated it ★★★★★

April 18, 2012

Mali really excels at the short essay. Quips and anecdotes from his teaching days and other times with poems interspersed throughout. I don't know how many people need to be reminded that teaching is important, and yes there are awful teachers, but there are incredibly wonderful teachers. Mali de...

Dray rated it ★★★★★

April 15, 2012

Taylor Mali is a warrior for teachers. I watch his "What Teachers Make" poem at least once a month for inspiration when I'm feeling defeated. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxsOVK... This little book says so much of what teachers actually make. Some of the stories had me laughing out loud and som...

Laurie rated it ★★★☆☆

June 29, 2014

I feel like the people who will read this book are the people who already agree with everything in this book. It's the people who don't agree and who treat teachers like second-class citizens and worthless contributors to society who probably won't read this book, but those are the people who nee...

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