What Do Teachers Make?


A slam poet who also was a teacher, Taylor Mali’s most famous poem is “What Teachers Make”. Watch the video above to see Mali make a passionate case for how much of a difference teachers can make in a child’s life, especially the amazing ones who see excuses for what they are, who push children to always give their best and who mold children into complete human beings.

If watching videos is not your thing, you can also read the poem in comic format here, illustrated beautifully by Gavin Aung Than.


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  1. Mrs. Mahmuda Shaheen on

    As Mr.Mali said, teachers can mould students in either way. Students get influenced easily in this tender age. Parents have to keep one eye on what is happening in school with their child.

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