I am a sophomore in college and a middle level education major. Most of what we learn in class is about the political side of things. The love of teaching, the love of the subject matter that you’re presenting, and the love of students is not bound by politics or budgets. I just finished the observation block of my education course and to build off of Catherine’s comment, the eye contact and facial reaction you get from students is so key. Without it, your message is lost. Students are so tuned in to the emotional state of a classroom and they act on that. They know what teacher really cares about them, and what teacher does not. Thank you for your podcast. This is exactly the message that students like me, who are on our way to becoming teachers ourselves, need to hear more.