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What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World

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Publisher Comments:

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

Former middle-school teacher and teachers' advocate Taylor Mali struck a chord with his passionate response to a man at a dinner party who asked him what kind of salary teachers make — a poetic rant that has been seen and forwarded millions of times on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Based on the poem that inspired a movement, What Teachers Make is Mali's sharp, funny, reflective, critical call to arms about the joys of teaching and why teachers are so vital to America today. It's a book that will be treasured and shared by every teacher in America — and everyone who's ever loved or learned from one.

Review:

"An insult from 'an arrogant young lawyer' delivered to a prize-winning slam poet led to a work that was 'copied and pasted and e-mailed around the world' and watched on YouTube by millions; this led Mali to become 'a poet with a plan to improve the world one teacher at a time.' In vignettes from his peripatetic career as a middle school teacher (teaching variously English, history, and math, in locations as widespread as New York, London, Kansas, and Maine), and in interspersed poems, Mali recounts his experiences as teacher and pays tribute to those who taught him. Thoroughly anecdotal, his examples of lessons, activities, and projects are offered, not as patterns to be followed but modes of liberation for teachers. Part memoir, part encomium, this prose extension of the slam 'What Teachers Make' keeps an eye on pedagogical usefulness, while eschewing a manual tone. Although occasionally treacly, the slammer in Mali keeps the work straightforward, fast-paced, and trenchant. Mali's goal, 'to convince one thousand people to become teachers,' formalized in his the New Teacher Project, finds an effective boost in this evocative small book bulging with a big idea — 'to remind teachers that they are dearly loved.'" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Review:

"Big, bright life lessons in a pocket-sized package....Delivers a powerfully positive message....A valentine to teachers everywhere. Mali proves himself a dedicated, caring teacher within what he considers a hobbled American education system." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"A heartfelt plea never to give up....An inspirational tribute to teaching and learning." Booklist

Synopsis:

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 teachers 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. Malis 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 whos ever loved or learned from one.

 

Synopsis:

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

Former middle-school teacher and teachers' advocate Taylor Mali struck a chord with his passionate response to a man at a dinner party who asked him what kind of salary teachers make-a poetic rant that has been seen and forwarded millions of times on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Based on the poem that inspired a movement, What Teachers Make is Mali's sharp, funny, reflective, critical call to arms about the joys of teaching and why teachers are so vital to America today. It's a book that will be treasured and shared by every teacher in America-and everyone who's ever loved or learned from one.

About the Author

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. Learn more at www.taylormali.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399158544
Author:
Mali, Taylor
Publisher:
Putnam Adult
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Arts & Humanities
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Education-Classroom Resources
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "An insult from 'an arrogant young lawyer' delivered to a prize-winning slam poet led to a work that was 'copied and pasted and e-mailed around the world' and watched on YouTube by millions; this led Mali to become 'a poet with a plan to improve the world one teacher at a time.' In vignettes from his peripatetic career as a middle school teacher (teaching variously English, history, and math, in locations as widespread as New York, London, Kansas, and Maine), and in interspersed poems, Mali recounts his experiences as teacher and pays tribute to those who taught him. Thoroughly anecdotal, his examples of lessons, activities, and projects are offered, not as patterns to be followed but modes of liberation for teachers. Part memoir, part encomium, this prose extension of the slam 'What Teachers Make' keeps an eye on pedagogical usefulness, while eschewing a manual tone. Although occasionally treacly, the slammer in Mali keeps the work straightforward, fast-paced, and trenchant. Mali's goal, 'to convince one thousand people to become teachers,' formalized in his the New Teacher Project, finds an effective boost in this evocative small book bulging with a big idea — 'to remind teachers that they are dearly loved.'" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Big, bright life lessons in a pocket-sized package....Delivers a powerfully positive message....A valentine to teachers everywhere. Mali proves himself a dedicated, caring teacher within what he considers a hobbled American education system."
"Review" by , "A heartfelt plea never to give up....An inspirational tribute to teaching and learning."
"Synopsis" by ,
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 teachers 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. Malis 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 whos ever loved or learned from one.

 

"Synopsis" by ,

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

Former middle-school teacher and teachers' advocate Taylor Mali struck a chord with his passionate response to a man at a dinner party who asked him what kind of salary teachers make-a poetic rant that has been seen and forwarded millions of times on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Based on the poem that inspired a movement, What Teachers Make is Mali's sharp, funny, reflective, critical call to arms about the joys of teaching and why teachers are so vital to America today. It's a book that will be treasured and shared by every teacher in America-and everyone who's ever loved or learned from one.

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