This evening’s talk is not about how to teach. No tips on improvement, on being better. It is a ramble through stories that typify what matters to me as a teacher and, sometimes, why—my inspirations, my roots, my favorite teaching stories, some promising mistakes. We all have personal ambitions as teachers, we come in different flavors. By talking about my aspirations, about what is particularly close to my heart’s desire and the style of teacher I represent, I hope to spark a wider look at your particular flavor as well.