Rebekah Peterson is who I would like to be when I grow up as a teacher. I am always encouraged by the love that she has for her students and the way that she invests in them and encourages them and mentors them. I’m sure she’s a great math teacher, but she’s just a great teacher, period.
Her most recent post (here) was a good reminder, and very timely, with the start of school and a four inch stack of papers waiting to be graded. Go read it. It’ll encourage you.