I have read an article from the September 2011 issue of Readers Digest written by Taylor Mali which to me is worth sharing and worth reading not only for teachers but for everybody who thinks low of the teaching profession. Here's what he says in the article.
What Do Teachers Make?
Teachers make them question.
Teachers make them criticize.
Teachers make kids apologize and mean it.
Teachers make them write, write, write.
And then make them read.
Teachers make kids spell definitely beautiful over and over again until such time that they will never misspell the same words again.
Teachers MAKE a DIFFERENCE.
I just think it's a timely share since classes in the Philippines has just started so this can be a morale booster for the teachers as well.
If you want to read the whole article about it, you can check out September 2011 issue of Reader's Digest, pages 29 and 30. Believe me, it's worth reading.
Here's what Reader's Digest says about Taylor Mali:
Taylor Mali is a vocal advocate of teachers and the nobility of teaching, having himself spent nine years in the classroom teaching everything from English and history to math and S.A.T. test preparation. You can read more of his work at Taylor Mali.