the first time i heard taylor mali was on russell simmons def poetry performing his poem "totally like whatever" and after looking up his work on the internet i can across my favorite poem "what teachers make".  he also has a mission to create 1,000 new teachers through poetry, persuasion and perseverance.  http://www.taylormali.com/teachers/The_Mission.php  my wife eva worked as a pre school teacher which in my opinion was the most important job either of us has ever held besides parent.  i'm not a teacher (once upon a time i was a technical trainer), but i decided to volunteer as a big brother (not teaching but mentoring).  each week i will share someone or something that has influenced me and taylor mali is the first....