Here’s my attempt at a description that comes to mind from some things I’ve noticed over the past couple of weeks.
When a teacher’s passion for making a difference in kid’s lives, for the subject, for being a coach, for reading, for math, for using technology, for asking questions, for telling stories, for creating connections, (among so many other things teachers do) combined with the art of teaching it creates amazing opportunities for learning.
They create a culture in which everyone is respected, supported, and loves being a part of. They take risks. Kids are excited to come to class and bummed to leave. They’re engrossed in their learning. There is joy in discovery. There is passion for learning.