Students need teachers to help them develop their interests. Sometimes, what begins as merely a hobby can turn into a passion. The teacher is the one who fans the flames and turns that burning ember into a forest fire!
We can inspire students to pursue their interests with more gusto:
Tutor: Ask open-ended questions that help students to identify their interests.
Teacher: Assign work that helps students make connections between schoolwork and their extra-curricular activities.
Mentor: Give students an idea of the careers that are available in their field.
Coach: Challenge students to try for the next level of achievement, testing their commitment – and perhaps fueling a passion!