Ideally, a motivated teacher will spark students' enthusiasm - and vice versa. Unfortunately, reality may paint a different picture: At times, teachers will appear apathetic - as students occasionally do as well. The result can be a vicious cycle of declining educational quality, poor examination results, and disappointing instructor evaluations. For this reason, it is essential to ensure that your teaching activities remain personally rewarding. Your renewed sense of enjoyment and satisfaction will be certain to benefit your students as well.
Academic instructors have been known to experience their teaching commitments as an added burden that siphons off energies from their research; moreover, in the role of educators, they may sometimes feel uncomfortably exposed. To those, however, who succeed in designing their teaching activities in such a way that not only their ongoing research but also their encounters with students give them joy, and who have sustained a personal interest in their field, while resting confident of the effectiveness of their approach, teaching will continue to be a source of inspiration, intellectual dialogue, and ongoing success - for themselves and their students alike.