In one of the conversations that I have had since posting, I was introduced (by Michael Fawcett) to another video from Sir Ken Robinson that I had not seen before. I am posting this video here (the whole 39mins) because it really supports what I was saying in my post. This video is REALLY worth watching. Again, Sir Ken Robinson makes some important points about finding what you are passionate about and running with it.
On a side note:
I have been really overwhelmed by the response that 'At The Teacher's Desk' has received in such a short time. It's great to see that so many teachers are taking the time to be involved in the conversations that are going on here, and also that people are linking back to our site from their own blogs. This site was really an experiment and I wasn't sure that it would work. It's great to see such a strong initial response!
"Finding your passion changes EVERYTHING"
Sir Ken Robinson