What Teachers Make

A god damned difference.

This guy’s website is taylormali.com.

PERSONAL: Sorry to disappoint you, Julian.
Update and pics from #AACon15. MST3K cast members were at my talk.
You guys are wonderful.
PERSONAL: The corrupting power of fame and my love for my commenters.
About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • David Hart

    Hey, I saw this guy a few times when he performed in Oxford (UK). Fun times. Yes, we do have slam poetry over here, though I don’t think we’ve managed to elevate it to quite the level of competitiveness it has in its homeland.

  • Art Vandelay

    That was kind of awesome.

  • http://utopianscience.blogspot.com Jessica M.

    This is my favorite version of this because the audience responds so passionately, whereas the audiences in some of the other videos just chuckle or clap.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=560212430 Andora
  • https://twitter.com/#!/indubitableone Scooter

    I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve sent this ’round to friends, fellow students (well, when I was in school) and co-workers.

    It’s always worth sharing again.

  • Desiree

    Wow. I have never seen that before. He is absolutely brilliant.

  • Alexandra

    What is this, make Ali cry day on FTB? You and Jen are in on it together!

    Beautiful video, JT, thanks for posting.

  • Blueaussi

    I love Taylor Mali! My favorite is “Like Lily Like Wilson”


    • Blueaussi

      Oops! I have no idea how I embedded that instead of just linked to it. Sorry!

  • Lori

    Wow, wow, wow. What an amazing inspiration. I’m homeschooling my son because teachers like this are so very rare. It’s not an ideal solution but the best for now. Out of all my school experiences, with dozens and dozens of teachers, I can only think of a handful that really challenged me. I hope I can live up to their example.