What ‘Ignite passion and discovery in every student’ Means to Me
When working with a student and they have that "ah-ha" moment because the pieces of the puzzle fit and the concept they once struggled with, they now understand. They are now willing to take the risk in class to answer questions because they know you are there to support them and assist them. "A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning" - Brad Henry
A Teachable Moment
When a former student comes back after graduating and thanks you for everything you did for them. They will thank you not just for teaching them the content lessons (although they may not remember every lesson you taught them) but taking the time to let them teach you as well. For me, a teachable moment is working with the student to best understand how they learn in the classroom and going from there.