What a Teacher Makes – West Vancouver

What Teachers Make — contextualized for West Van teachers by Chris Kennedy


Over the past six years, Taylor Mali has become a YouTube sensation with teachers (and others).  His presentation of his poem, “What Teachers Make” has been viewed more than four million times. This poem was also part of  an inspiration and presentation that I shared on Opening Day with all staff in West Vancouver.  Just recently, I used a modified version of the presentation when I spoke with Teacher Librarians about the key transformational role they play in “Leading from the Library”.

I have had several requests for the presentation, so I have now posted it to YouTube, and it is embedded below:

While people have been very kind in giving me credit for the presentation, the real credit needs to go to Andrea Wilson, Manager of Communications for the West Vancouver School District, who also has the keen ability to turn concepts into reality.

If you would like to know more about the recent presentation at the

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About J Martens

Educator living in Vancouver and working in SD37 Delta. Supporting Numeracy while learning how formative assessment, literacy, inquiry, and technology serve to improve learning and increase engagement (for teachers & students).
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