How can I be a teacher and not be passionate about teaching? Don't stop reading here and decide you do NOT want your child in my classroom! Give me a few minutes here. I'm not passionate about pouring knowledge into any student. I'm not passionate about seeing high scores on end of grades tests or all A's on report cards. I'm not passionate about cutsy room decor or the coolest organizing system. I'm not at all interested in winning teacher of the year. I've tried to be that but I'm just not. So why do I teach? What's the point when we all know that teachers are not in it for the money or the fame?