I'm sure many of you have seen this performance piece by Taylor Mali, poet and educator. It is a powerful work and speaks to what I consider to be one of the noblest professions one can dedicate their life to.
Whenever I'm in need of rejuvenation, I watch this video:
Taylor Mali has published a book entitled What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World. It's a great read full of a myriad of anecdotes from his time as an elementary school teacher.