I’ve been thinking of that NPR quote since hearing it as well! Today there was also an interesting interview about the way we speak and how we covey a smile to a listener when we are smiling as we talk. When we love what we are doing students not only see it but respond to the smile in our voices! A positive response will only come from sincere smiling and not from a forced smile which only conveys sarcasm. So, here’s to tuning out the negative messages about education in the media and focussing on the students, subjects, and profession that we love! :0)