Thursday, December 2, 2010

I want to teach.

Watch this video. It is a video of Taylor Mali's poem, "What Teacher's Make." It's edited, you can find the unedited version on youtube. I was trying to be somewhat censored. (:

I love this poem.

Taylor Mali is so inspiring. I've always wanted to teach, always. I have tried to deny that fact often, for whatever reason. I didn't want to do that much schooling, they don't make enough, whatever. It doesn't matter. I do want to teach. And accepting that fact is hard. It won't be the easiest future, it won't make me rich. But I think I would be happy. I think about being a part in forming the next generation, giving them hope, helping them grow, and I get so excited! I feel like I could do it, and do a good job of it.

Teaching is so sacred to me. I feel like they have such an important role in life.. Something anyone should be honored to do. I love it. Everyone has that one teacher they loved, the teacher that changed them. I want to be that teacher. I want to get emails from students long since gone that tell me how their life is going and how much I helped them. I feel like that would be so rewarding.

I want to matter in the life of others.

And I want to do that by making them feel like they matter.

I think it's a good plan. (: Don't you?


  1. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. You already are someone who teaches and inspires whether you are a teacher or not

  2. I looooOOOOOve that video!

  3. I'm going to be truthful here: teaching is hard. Really hard. Super hard.

    But, every once in a while, you have one of those students who make it totally worthwhile.

    Thank you for being one of those. :)

  4. .. Thank you, so, so much. You have no idea how much that means coming from you. (: