John Hattie, Visible Learning (2009), does an admirable job of describing the educator’s passion.
The key components of passion for the teacher and the learner appear to be the sheer thrill of being a learner or teacher, the absorption that accompanies the process of teaching and learning, the sensations in being involved in the activity of teaching and learning, and the willingness to be involved in the deliberate practice to attain understanding. Passion reflects the thrill as well as the frustrations of learning – it can be infectious, it can be taught, it can be modeled, and it can be learnt. It is among the prized outcomes of schooling …. (p. 23).