I have taught primarily in graduate business school programs (MBA) but also have experience with undergraduate students (and even spent some time as a public school substitute teacher in K-12). As a proud fourth generation educator (parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents were all educators), I know what a joy and privilege it is to be a scholar and teacher! I am the fourth generation college graduate on one side of my family and the fifth generation on the other. The love of education is in my DNA! Our episode topic is, “The most important teaching tool is passion? Really?”
What makes a “happy" educator? Does it require someone who is passionate about acquiring new knowledge? Does it require an unquenchable thirst for information and ideas? Is the desire to share and transfer that knowledge to other people strong within them? Is the desire to continually work to bridge the gap in enthusiasm and skill level between themselves and their pupils powerful and positive? Do they enjoy communicating with others? Or, are they more content within their own minds?
What makes for a "happy" student? Is it [...]