What is it that motivates you? For me it is helping others continually learn so that they can make a positive impact in other people’s lives. This is my greatest joy in teaching students. To see their growth and how they become individuals that have a passion for assisting others. I love to watch them grow in all aspects of their lives. Passion is what keeps you motivated when the times get tough. Teaching is not all rainbows and sprinkled cupcakes, it is hard work. Passionate teachers worry about their students all the time. They worry if they reached every student with a lesson. They worry if the plans for this week will meet the needs of their students next week. Passionate teachers also inspire students to be their best. To work harder then they ever have before. To reach goal and set new ones to strive for. But where does a teacher get their passion? For me, it came in those quiet moments working one on one with a student till they could teach me the concept. Those moments when my students stopped to help someone else in the classroom that needed assistance. Seeing the faces of success when my students achieved more then they thought they could. In the letters and words I receive from my past students about how they loved being in my class. When the times get rough and tough, this is what keeps me going. The love for helping others in whatever capacity that I can. Assisting students on their educational journeys and hearing “You made a difference.” That fuels my passion! What fuels your passion?