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What Teachers Make

Well, it’s official…I’ve graduated! The past four and a half years have been memorable to say the least, and I am so appreciative of all of the love and support I have received every step of the way. I am excited to say that I graduated with academic honors (Summa Cum Laude) and with a 3.8 GPA (yay me!). I am going to miss North Carolina State University and I will always be a proud member of the Wolfpack family! GO STATE! During the commencement ceremony on Wednesday I couldn’t help but ask myself, “How the heck did I end up here?”. When I was sixteen, if you had told me that I would be graduating from NCSU with a degree in Mathematics Education, I would have laughed in your face. At that time in my life I could have sworn I was going to attend UNC and pursue a career in Marine Biology. I now realize that was never God’s plan, and for that I am thankful! 
“There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” 
-Nelson Mandela
“That it’s true what they say about teachers: Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach…”
PLEASE take three minutes to watch this video titled What Teachers Make by Taylor Mali. 

I’m sorry for my extended absence from Lessons with A. Over the past few weeks I have been experiencing a multitude of emotions, and I’ve had a difficult time articulating my thoughts into words. I still can’t believe that all of this is really happening…that I’m moving to Charlotte next Sunday on my own. To be completely honest, I’m overwhelmed and scared. 
But, you know what I’m not scared of? Teaching. 
Taylor Mali said it best when he said: I make them understand that if you’ve got this, then you follow this, and if someone ever tries to judge you by what you make, you give them this
xoxo, Ms. Jackson

2 comments on “What Teachers Make

  1. Congratulations on graduating! The best is yet to come! 🙂

  2. Catching up on your blog, but CONGRATS! And I love Taylor Mali, he's a close friend to one of my favorite teachers and is such a sweet guy. Love What Teachers Make. Best of luck with teaching, love!

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