I have been presenting to student audiences for over two decades and although I take great pride in my ability to connect with the young, my true strength is in professional development for teachers. My message is simple, I remind the staff of the reason for entering the profession of teaching. We do not enter teaching for the money. Everyone knows that teachers are underpaid. We enter the profession for the love of learning and in more times then not, we see that love blossom in the students we serve.