I copied this from a teacher's blog (with her permission tau)
What TEACHERS make

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?'

He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers:
'Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.'

To stress his point he said to another guest;
'You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?'

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.

I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't make them sit for 5 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 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 in English while 
preserving their unique cultural identity.

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

I make my students stand, placing their hand over their heart to say the Pledge because we live in Malaysia.

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.

~guru/cikgu/sifoo/teacher/...tak kira la cik gu tadika ka, cikgu tusyen ka, cikgu SK, cikgu SMK, cikgu ganti, cikgu sementara, cikgu GSTT, cikgu kelas dewasa, cikgu sekolah agama..lecturer ka..
itu semua cikgu..sampai mati orang akan gelar cikgu..

be proud..stand tall..

7 fren(s) of disturbia:

  1. yeahh!!! proud to be a teacher! hip hip horeyyy! :)

  2. memang betul pun...
    tapi x ramai yg realised this kan

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  4. betol kak. selamanya kita akan bergelar cikgu. mana2 pegi org mcm tau aje kita cikgu ek?? cam artis pulak rasa. gagagag :p

  5. betul tuh ween.. cam ada cap mohor plak kat dahi ek... hehehehehe

  6. dah pencen pun org panggl cikgu lagi..
    kalau mati pun gitu jugak..

    orang bila tanya;
    "tu kubur sape..?"
    "oh..itu kubur cikgu XXXXX"

    kalau ceo mati;
    orang tak kata;
    "ohh..tu kubur CEO ABC"
    awkward la pulak..kan?

    ~psstt..jom xchange link?

  7. nik awin...

    nak exchange link?? boleh jer...