I gave a big test in Theory today, one which turned out to be pretty difficult (but resulted in a perfect 5 person bell curve!). They all finished during class, though. I curved it 14 points.
I saw one of my supplementary education class professors today, a veteran principle with a 40 year career. He came up to me and told me that he thinks I'll make a great teacher and that he can tell that I enjoy it and am passionate about it. I was flattered. I thanked him and told him something I've told a few others, that when a class is driving me crazy or a student is acting out, I always have this sense in the back of my mind of being genuinely glad I'm there. I fear that I sound too self-congratulating, but I am proud that I have this underlying feeling and am convinced that it is the manifestation of a passion for teaching that students need in their educators.