What does it take to be a life-changing teacher? At 2:20 of the video, Jeffrey Wright, a phenomenal teacher and subject of this New York Times documentary, talks about how he views his role, and the importance of reaching out to students.
“One size fits all doesn’t work,” Wright explains.
At 3:55, we start to get Wright’s personal story, and why you would hardly blame him if he phoned it in as a teacher so he could focus on what he has to deal with at home. But it’s what Wright learned from his family that makes him such a powerful teacher:
“There’s something a lot greater than energy, there’s something a lot greater than entropy. It’s the fact that—what’s the greatest thing? Love.”