Oxygen, fuel, and heat. That’s what it takes to make a fire. Take one of those three things away and the fire is gone, limit one or two and the flame will be weak, but a big supply of all three will give a real blaze. Igniting passion, likewise can’t be completed with just one trick; it is a combination of techniques that we refine over the course of our careers.
I spent about 10 years as an instructor in a scientific scuba diving program at a leading marine science institution. During my time in that role, I acted from a fierce passion to strive for excellence in every facet including the courses I taught. I am a passionate diver and educator and do everything in my power to pass the flame on to others. I have seen firsthand how a student whose passion has been stoked can make tremendous impacts in their field of study; if we as individuals, as educators, want to make the largest positive impact on society that we can, it’s not just through teaching or passing on knowledge alone, it’s by igniting passion in students.