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Retiree Council #22

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What Do Teachers Make?


The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.
One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued,
"What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in
life was to become a teacher?"
To stress his point he said to another guest; "You were a teacher,
Kevin. Be honest. What did you make?"

Kevin, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied,
"You want to know what I make? (He paused for a second, then

"Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.
I make a C+ student feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner.
I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't make
them sit for 5 without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental. You want to
know what I make?"

I make kids wonder.
I make them question.
I make them apologize and mean it.
I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.
I teach them to write and then I make them write. Keyboarding isn't
I make them read, read, read.
I make them show all their work in math.
They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.
I make my students from other countries learn everything they
need to know about English while preserving their unique cultural identity.
I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.
I make my students stand, placing their hand over their heart to say
THE Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, One Nation Under God, because
we live in the United States of America.
Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they
were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life.

Kevin paused and then continued.
"Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me
knowing money isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay
no attention because they are ignorant....
You want to know what I make?
What do you make Mr. CEO?"

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Health Insurance Alert...

Marve Loewen will meet with members of SCREA
directly following the meeting of the
Retirement Council 22 meeting at the
Middle Country Library
on June 14, approximately 11:30 AM.
The subject presented will be the possible change
of insurance carriers for South Country Personnel.

Bill Reynolds Published Again...

     Bill Reynolds poems "Now I Lay Me" and "Peonies" selected from over 1100 poems submitted by 330 poets, are being included in the anthology "Celebrating Poets Over 70".

     Edited by Marianne Vespry and Ellen Ryan it will  be published jointly by the McMaster Centre for Gerontological Studies and Tower Poetry Society, Hamilton, Ontario. The expected publication date will be spring or early summer.


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Sunshine Reminder:

If you know of any colleague or family member who is sick, hospitalized  or has had an accident, please email me the particulars and I will email them to the general membership.

Memorial Services

If you know of any colleague or family member who has passed away, please email me the Memorial information and I will email them to the general membership.

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