Thursday, July 21, 2011

મનનીય પ્રત્યુત્તર

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 child going to learn from someone who decided his/her best option in life was to become a teacher?"
To stress his point he said to another guest; "You're a teacher, Seema. Be honest. What do you make…what do you earn?"
Seema, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, "You want to know what I make? (She paused for a second, and then began...)

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

I make children sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents cannot make them sit for 5 without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental.

Do you want to know what I make? (She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table)

I make children 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 to write and then I make them write…. Keyboarding is not 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. (Seema paused one last time and then continued.)

Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money is not everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant.
You want to know what I earn…what I make?
What do you make Mr. CEO?
His jaw dropped, he went silent.

Teaching is...the profession that makes all other professions possible !!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. I wish thear was moor people look and understand this