enoch says... In reply to this comment by kymbos: I was sent to a private school, and as such we had no shortage of competent teachers, but I don't have a single example of a teacher who inspired me. It wasn't until uni that I met inspirational lecturers. As for the 'what is history' question, I don't believe history is a set of dates and events. IMO, history is the critical interpretation and understanding of these events, and history teachers are probably best place to instill critical faculty in students. are you flirting with me? that got me all sweaty. oh baby.. talk history to me..... you rock man and you are spot on. really great how it takes me a novella to write what you did in one sentence.