What do YOU make?
Taylor Mali on “What Teachers Make” (c/o jacklefttown)
This video may be almost exactly 5 years old to date, but it still rings true as ever.
Taylor Mali is one of the most well-known poets from the poetry slam movement and one of the few in the world to have no job other than that of poet. Mali is a vocal advocate of teachers and the nobility of teaching, having spent nine years in the classroom teaching, as of the date of this video’s original post (Oct. 24, 2006).
We should all be so inspired by Taylor Mali’s passion, for teaching, and for in-your-face honesty. :)
UPDATE: I’ve watched this video 3 times now, and it’s still fucking awesome. I’m pretty sure it still would be after several more views, even if I view it several years from now. Man, I love this guy! You’ve really got to admire heart. You’ve got to admire when people share something as meaningful as this, and they share it with so much heart that their faces turn red, their heart rate elevates, their sweat glands are activated, their voices are raised and their temple veins look like they’re about to burst! God!