Every really good teacher I have ever known has had the ability to convey to students a certain energy required for “seeing” things. That energy becomes a part of the learning experience. It consists of a loyalty–I might almost say a “love”–of something that is of such transcending value and importance that it is capable of making demands upon life, of changing life. Moreover, this relationship between teacher and object of his thought, so charged with emotion, turns the classroom experience into an adventure, a seeking after something not yet seen, but knowing that once it is found our minds and hearts will no longer be the same.
The Listening Heart