Sara Saldez Posted over 2 years ago How important a role do you believe Passion plays as an educator? When I speak of Passion in teaching, I mean being authentic, I mean being engaging and being there for more than your paycheck and holidays. I never yell at my students, for there is no need. But I care about each and every one of my students. And I love each subject area I teach, and teach them with gusto. I don't believe in teaching subjects anyway, I believe in teaching the students. There is nothing that I teach them, that they can't find for themselves in todays era. But what they wont find reading some webpage is words coming to life through a teacher who is truly engaging and passionate about being there and sharing what they know, and being open to being taught by their students.