Who is a teacher?



This is a very good one !

very moving !

From A School Principal's speech at a  graduation..


He said  "Doctor wants his child to become a doctor.........

              Engineer wants his child to become engineer......

              Businessman wants his ward to become CEO.....

              BUT a teacher also wants his child to become one of them..!!!!

Nobody wants to become a teacher BY CHOICE" ....Very sad but that's the truth.....!!!


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 best option in life was to become a teacher?"


To stress his point he said to another guest;

"You're a teacher, Bonnie.  Be honest. What do you make?"


Teacher Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied,

"You want to know what I make?

(She paused for a second, then began...)


"Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.


I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner.


I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't

make them sit for 5 min. without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental.


You want to know what I make?

(She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table)


I make kids wonder.


I make them question.


I make them apologize and mean it.


I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.


I teach them how to write and then I make them write.

Keyboarding isn't everything.


I make them read, read, read.


I make them show all their work in math.

They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.


I make my students from other countries learn everything they need

to know about English while preserving their unique cultural identity.


I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.


Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they

were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life


( Bonnie paused one last time and then continued.)


Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant. You want to know what I make?




What do you make Mr. CEO?


His jaw dropped; he went silent.