Teachers. I love you when you love your kids, and I wish the system wasn’t rigged to make you all hate your jobs.
My parents are both teachers!
I am one of those students where how well I do is closely linked with how passionate my teacher is about their subject. Good teachers? Good teachers are a treasure. I have seen ‘problem kids’ whose lives were turned around by a good teacher. It is no exaggeration to say that I have seen a patient, enthusiastic teacher take someone with all the earmarks of a dropout and and not only help him find his passion, but find ways for him to use his passion so that he can be a successful adult. That ‘problem kid’ is now an intern at an aeronautics company.
I find it so, so sad how the system has consumed that passion in some teachers. It can be so HARD to get students enthusiastic when their school doesn’t support the teachers’ own enthusiasm. A teacher can only pull themselves up by their boot straps so many times before the boot straps break from the strain.