During an event, a CEO began clarifying the issue with education.
"What's a child going to learn from somebody who chose his best choice in life was to turn into a teacher?" he said.
The CEO then reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers, saying that those who can, do and that those who can't, teach.
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Reiterating his point, he told the other guest, "You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be straightforward. What do you make?"
To which Bonnie, who had gained notoriety for trustworthiness and honesty, answered that she makes children work harder than they ever thought they could. She said that she makes a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor.
She added that she makes children sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't make them sit for five minutes without an iPod, Game Cube, or movie rental.
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She then paused and looked at each individual at the table and asked them if they also want to know what she makes.
The teacher then enumerated that she makes children wonder. She makes them question. She makes them apologize and mean it. She makes them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.
She teaches them to write, and then she makes them write and that keyboarding isn't all that matters.
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She continued that she makes them read. She makes them show all their work in math and that they use their God-given brain, not the human-made calculator.
She makes her students from other countries learn everything they need to know in English while preserving their unique cultural identity. She makes her classroom a place where all her students feel safe.
She makes her students stand, placing their hand over their heart to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, one nation under God because they live in the United States of America.
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She makes them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life.
Pausing one last time, Bonnie said that when people try to judge her by what she makes, with her knowing money isn't everything, she can hold her head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant.
She then said that she makes a difference and asked the CEO what does he do. His jaw dropped, and he was silent.
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Moral lesson: Don't underestimate the significance of the teachers and educators. These individuals share an extraordinary responsibility in the process of shaping our children's future and transforming them into great people.
Share this story with your loved ones, and don't forget to thank a teacher whenever you can.
Need another laugh? Read this hilarious exchange between a grade two Math teacher and her student.
Sources: Bored Daddy