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Red and white string wrapped around an open book. The strings are tied to form the shape of a heart.

 

Learning is a lifelong practice. If someone ever says that they've stopped learning, they are wrong. The world is constantly changing around us, with new information available every day.
Whether or not we are aware of it, we are constantly absorbing and learning this information, and it changes us. It can confirm our worldviews, or it can completely alter them.
Teachers are people committed to learning and sharing information with their students every single day. Teachers must be devoted to constantly learning and seeking out new information.
History teachers in particular should be the most diligent about learning new information about the world around them, since the knowledge that we hold about the past may once again be relevant.

Not only are these things true, but teachers must be passionate about what they do. If a teacher is passionate about what they do, it is easy to see the effect that it has in the classroom.
The same can be said about a teacher who is not passionate about what they do. It is easy to see the effect that their lack of passion and enthusiasm has an effect on the classroom environment as well.
Teachers who are passionate about what they do can easily spread their enthusiasm to anyone that sets foot in their classroom. The fire in their eyes that lights up when they begin teaching quickly sparks the same fire in the eyes of their students.
I was fortunate to have teachers like this throughout my education. If I can present my passion and enthusiasm for history even half as well as they did, I know that it will make all the difference in the world to my students.

 

 


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