Learning to Love the Questions
I'm currently in my thirty-first year of teaching. What keeps me motivated is the engagement and joy that I experience when my students —whether middle-schoolers, undergraduates, or the practicing teachers with whom I work—deeply and creatively immerse themselves in the challenges of understanding and then apply what they are learning, producing important and usable meanings and actions instead of just consuming information provided from external sources.
Wilhelm, Jeffrey D.. (2014). "Learning to Love the Questions". Knowledge Quest, 42(5), 36-41.