Teaching role models

I’ve been thinking about teaching a lot. Teaching is hard. I’m trying to remember the people in the media who always struck me as wonderful characters, people who really capture the essence of teaching, and only one stands out:

Mr. Benjamin Shorofsky from the old old old tv show, Fame, played by the late Albert Hague. Old-fashioned and endlessly devoted to the profession. He had every reason to be cynical, but he wasn’t.