In a book entitled "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success", author Carol S. Dweck points to motivation as an even greater indicator of success than previously thought. More often, she proposes, success in one's work comes as a byproduct of one's passion.
It's true, findings indicate that the most successful people are those who would be doing the exact same job even if they weren't successful at it. In education, this means that the most successful teachers are likely to be those who actually enjoy teaching and thus approach their jobs with passion.
Given this, the goal of any educational system should be to put passionate teachers in front of students. New developments in online learning and education technology make it possible for passionate teachers to reach far more students than they ever could in a physical classrooms. Sounds good, right?