When I moved to Mexico, my husband helped me to find work. Honestly, he was the whole reason I even started teaching! After some time, I was referred to another school by a client for a photography teaching position.
There are moments, many moments actually, when a student shows you that they have learned and applied what you have taught them. When you sit back in awe and an indescribable amount of pride fills you up! When they are eager and go beyond what you have asked. As a teacher, those are the moments that make late night lesson planning, grading projects, creating exams worthwhile.
And getting a coffee mug saying thank you for your hard work and dedication always helps!