Because I am a "late in life" teacher-to-be and because I work full-time already, I realize that going to school to become the teacher I hope to be one day is going to take at least a decade. I don't even like to think about that aspect. And, as a rather impatient soul, I know the only way I'm going to get through it is to feel motivated and inspired to do so. I just finished reading a book called "Letters to My Teacher". A collection of letters from students young and old to the teachers that have made a difference in their lives. Very inspiring...though, I think I'll need to read those books back to back to keep me headed toward the light at the end of the ten year tunnel. However, it raises the question; with or without anyone having told you...do you feel like you make (or have made) a difference in the lives of any or all of your students? Please share.