Does it ever bother you when you DON'T see the fire and passion for teaching in someone? I have an observer this semester who is about to do her student teaching next semester. She has spent about 50 hours in my classroom thus far and I really feel that she is just "doing her time." We get along GREAT as people. I have opened up my classroom and students to her and make it as fun and inviting as possible. I make sure to include her in everything and even joke with her. I offer to help in all ways possible. However, here are the things that bother me: -has taken 0 notes -does not ask any questions about teaching, strategies, methodologies -does not ask for suggestions -leaves early every time -cancels observation days -does not try to do anything different in lessons other than what I have modeled for her -sits there. I have to encourage her to walk around, help students, etc. She's really only fulfilling the basic requirements. After 9 years of teaching, I still ask questions and I am still so eager to learn more, more, more. When I was in her shoes, I was so excited about my possibilities and wanted to get my feet wet. I'm SURE that you are going to criticize my post for this, but I can't help but be bothered by the fact that I don't see the fire and passion. Thoughts???