"Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life."
After a year of absence, I now know that this job is my calling. It can get stressful half the time but seeing these kids have fun makes it all worth it.
And I think this quote applies to students too. It's a challenge for us teachers to make the subject fun, but when we do succeed, the kids start to love it. And when they love it, the become more eager and driven, and they go at it no matter how challenging or stressful things get. And I think that's when they start learning.
This past week, I saw my students have fun. They had a hard time, sure, particularly the Exhibit class with all the snags and delays, but they were driven and excited. There's something about seeing your students excited about a project. Nakakatuwa, nakakainspire. I may just do this poreber. :))