“You may not see it now," said the Princess of Pure Reason, looking knowingly at Milo's puzzled face, "but whatever we learn has a purpose and whatever we do affects everything and everyone else, if even in the tiniest way. Why, when a housefly flaps his wings, a breeze goes round the world; when a speck of dust falls to the ground, the entire planet weighs a little more; and when you stamp your foot, the earth moves slightly off its course. Whenever you laugh, gladness spreads like the ripples in the pond; and whenever you're sad, no one anywhere can be really happy. And it's much the same thing with knowledge, for whenever you learn something new, the whole world becomes that much richer.”
? Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
I love the moment the light bulb comes on in a student's eyes. That is why I teach. That is why I get up every morning and come to work.
I have been teaching for a long time and I know that every child wants to learn. They want to know the how and the why as much as anybody else. This is why we are here.