After listening to TED, two thoughts resonated with me. First his passion reminded me of my passion and the passion of all teachers in our profession. This is what turns on student to education; it allows us to connect with kids. The opposite of that is that we have to be very careful to not "rain" on their dreams with sarcasm, negativity, "reality", etc. We are teachers and our main job is to help them find their passion. Ideally they will be able to find something in life so they don't just look "forward to the weekend!"