Teachers are one of the most important people in your child's life. A good teacher can build your child up and inspire them to great heights. A bad teacher can break them down and cause damage in unseen ways.
Teaching is of the hardest working and most underappreciated professions on the planet. There's even an insult that goes: "Those who can't do, teach".
Here's what teacher and slam-poet Taylor Mali has to say about that. He also addresses the implication that teaching is a inferior profession because of how much (or how little) money they make.
Take a listen to what he has to say in the video below:
I couldn't help but say "Yes!" quite loudly and I had to refrain from clapping as well. Because a thousand times yes to this poem.
The right teacher can do so much for your child. My high school English teacher was the first person to encourage me as a writer. Before that I never entertained the thought of writing for a living but here I am.
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