I had the privilege of visiting four different schools last week. It was grand. I grabbed my coffee and headed out. I saw delightful classrooms, got a few new ideas, visited friends, bought two sub sandwiches, and was very much inspired. At every stop I discussed curriculum and teaching methods with other teachers.
What struck me the most was that the other teachers I spoke to -- some in bigger high schools, some in K-12 schools, and some in a little two-room Old Order school house -- all love teaching and are as passionate about it as I am. That was invigorating!