What Teachers Make by Taylor Mali
In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World

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In praise of the greatest job in the world...

The right book at the right time: an impassioned defense of teachers and why we need them now more than ever.

Teacher turned teacher’s advocate Taylor Mali inspired millions with his original poem “What Teachers Make,” a passionate and unforgettable response to a rich man at a dinner party who sneeringly asked him what teachers make. Mali’s sharp, funny, perceptive look at life in the classroom pays tribute to the joys of teaching…and explains why teachers are so vital to our society.

What Teachers Make is a book that will be treasured and shared by every teacher in America—and everybody who’s ever loved or learned from one.
 

About Taylor Mali

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TAYLOR MALI travels the country speaking to teachers' groups and recruiting the next generation of classroom teachers with his 1,000 Teachers campaign. He lives in New York.
 
Published March 29, 2012 by Berkley. 216 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Incensed by a flippant remark from a young attorney at a party, teacher and poetry scholar Mali channeled his anger into a poem on the virtuosity of teachers.

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New York Journal of Books

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“Mr. Mali claims, ‘by the time a student reaches sixth grade, the extent to which he or she could progress intellectually has been almost entirely determined nearly ten years earlier. No wonder teachers will never be able to make up for the work that parents have failed to do.’”

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New York Journal of Books

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“Mr. Mali claims, ‘by the time a student reaches sixth grade, the extent to which he or she could progress intellectually has been almost entirely determined nearly ten years earlier. No wonder teachers will never be able to make up for the work that parents have failed to do.’”

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Christian Science Monitor

What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World is thus a rare type of celebrity memoir, as its celebrity is based on a poem, Mali’s poem, the most famous American poem about teaching, “What Teachers Make.” I won’t quote from it because you can watch it on YouTube in three minutes ...

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Mali also fiercely defends teachers, suggesting the best teachers should be rewarded for going to the worst schools- to serve those most needy students and to bring a rise to a nation of children.

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Pank Magazine

We’re educated professionals who are passionate about what we do.” Taylor Mali is no longer teaching in the formal sense of the word instead, he spends his time sharing his positive teacher message and encouraging others to join the ranks.

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