Taylor Mali is trying to sell his audience on what a teacher makes. He makes himself seem authoritative, demanding and under appreciated. But he makes a good point that teachers have to be this for their students. That being a teacher makes you the person that students will look up to. He goes on to say that a teachers make students better all around people by making them question the world around them.
Do I agree with him? Yes and no, I feel that teachers do have the unique job of teaching children to be critical to the world around them. However, I do not agree with his methodology. As a teacher, you need to rise that child up and not cut them down. This can be done in many different ways. Being respectful is one of those ways. Respecting your students goes a long way, and in turn they will respect you. Teaching is a demanding job, but we did not choice to teach because it was easy. We chose to teach, to build the relationships that helps a person grow.
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