Taylor Mali is a teacher, poet, and viral video star. His most famous piece is his What Teachers Make poem. For some reason, especially these days, teachers are looked down upon. People complain that teachers make too much, and that they get summer vacation off.

Really, being a teacher is one of the most important jobs in a functioning society. In honor of his new book, Taylor just published this chilling and inspiring music video of his What Teachers Make poem. “I make a God damn difference. How ’bout you?”