Rich, the Founder of Watershed Discovery Foundation, which teaches elementary and middle-school kids about pollution and how to keep water clean, describes what he likes most about his job, its challenges, his "aha!" moment, and whether it's hard to get a job in his field.
A teacher has the unique and special responsibility of helping to develop and mold the lives of students. Teaching should be something you love to do, as opposed to being just a job. Students will appreciate a teacher with a passion for their subject, as this passion is infectious, and makes students more receptive to what is being taught.
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